After a brief excursion into microbiology, Michael found his interest in evolutionary biology during his diploma (equivalent to MSc) studies. He familiarized himself with phylogenetics and population genetics during his PhD thesis work on the adaptive radiation of Antarctic icefishes, and gained expertise in Bayesian inference and genomics during his first postdoctoral research at the Universities of Canterbury and Oslo. He highly appreciates how his international network of collaborators manages to keeps him well-supplied with massive and exciting genomic datasets, allowing him to train his bioinformatics skills and make interesting discoveries along the way.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand | 2012-2013
Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow
University of Konstanz, Germany | 2002-2008
Diploma studies of Biological Sciences