Dr Andre Holzer is a senior scientist and entrepreneur working at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Saarland University (DE).
He completed a BSc degree in Molecular Biotechnology before focusing towards Computational and Systems Biology during his MSc. After graduating from Heidelberg University in 2017, he became a Gates Cambridge Scholar and conducted a PhD at Cambridge University where his research addressed open questions in Aquatic Microbiology and Algae Biotechnology using high-throughput multi-omic approaches. In parallel, he co-founded and became co-leader of the citizen science project PuntSeq, which aims for democratising novel real-time DNA sequencing technology and in 2021 presented an open-source, low-cost metagenomics framework to monitor microbial composition of freshwater sources. Andre obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2021.
Since, he has been working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Univeristy of Cambridge at the Department of Plant Sciences.
In 2023 he joined the Center for Bioinformatics (ZBI) at Saarland University (Germany) where he is working as a semi-independent researcher on Microbial Systems Biology, Long-Read Bioinformatics and Real-time Genomics. Coupling his expertise in Microbiology, Computational Biology and portable DNA Sequencing, Andre leverages long-read sequencing technologies and develops new frameworks to better understand, detect and use microbes in the context of One Health.
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