• Curriculum vitae


    • Since 2020:
      PhD studies at the Institute of Experimental Pathology, Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE), University Hospital Münster, Germany
    • 2017 - 2020:
      MSc in Biosciences, University of Münster, Germany
      Thesis: The role of transposable elements on the evolution of odorant receptor genes in ants.
    • 2013 - 2016:
      BSc in Biosciences, University of Münster, Germany
      Thesis: Assembly and annotation of mitochondrial genomes of five parasitic plants of the genus Orobanchaceae to search for potential signs of horizontal gene transfer.
    • 2011 - 2013:
      Courses in physics and philosophy, University of Münster, Germany


  • Research interests

    • Transposable elements
    • Evolutionary genomics
    • Bioinformatics in evolutionary biology
  • Publications

    • Raphael Steffen, Lynn Ogoniak, Norbert Grundmann, Anna Pawluchin, Oliver Soehnlein and Jürgen Schmitz (2022). paPAML: An Improved Computational Tool to Explore Selection Pressure on Protein-Coding Sequences. genes 2022, 13 (6), 10.3390/genes13061090 [doi]