Dr. Melanie Schirmer (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard)

Meet the Prof

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 12:00 pm

Center for Molecular Biosciences (ZMB)
Seminar room ground floor
Am Botanischen Garten 11

the CRC 1182 guest

Dr. Melanie Schirmer

will answer your questions at

CRC 1182 Women’s Lunch

The CRC 1182 invited Melanie Schirmer, Computational Scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard working in the group of Ramnik Xavier.
She will give a talk within the framework of the Biological Colloquium on September 2nd at 4:30 pm. Furthermore, all female researchers are invited to meet her at 12:00 pm for a Women’s Lunch. She will shortly present her career path and which decision she had to make and would like to discuss with you the problems and difficulties of women in research. We hope many of you will join the discussion.


Short CV

July 2018 – pesent Computational Scientist, Xavier Lab, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Jan 2015 – June 2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Xavier and Huttenhower Groups, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Oct 2010 –
Oct 2014
PhD, Water Research Group, University of Glasgow, Dissertation title: Algorithms for Viral Haplotype Reconstruction and Bacterial Metagenomics: Resolving Fine-Scale Variation in Next Generation Sequencing Data
May 2010 –
July 2010
Unilever R&D, Colworth, UK
April 2010 –
May 2010
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
Feb 2006 –
Feb 2007
University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Oct 2003 –
June 2009
University of Bonn, Bachelor and Masters in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science


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