Max Emil Schön
I received a masters' degrees in Geoecology and Bioinformatics from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. For my Master thesis I worked on the diversity and phylogenetics of plant associated Fungi, and became more generally interested in methods to study evolution in lineages that are poorly known.
In 2016 I started my PhD with Thijs Ettema, focusing on evolutionary genomics of archaeal and bacterial lineages recovered from metagenomics, and in 2019 I moved to the Burki lab. My current research interests cover methods such metagenomics, single-cell genomics as well as phylogenetics and the reconstruction of gene family evolution. I am applying these methods to study the evolution of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic lineages without cultured representatives.