I am interested in aquatic systems, biodiversity and genomics. My current research focusses on population genomics of two key baltic phytoplankton species over a time period of ~ 8,000 years. I want to find possible adaptations to changing evironment by targeting genomic regions (SNPs, variations) of interest using hybridisation enrichment. I work with already available recent genomic data to screen for such variations.
My research is part of the project "PhytoArk" , funded by the Leibniz Association and the funding programme "Collaborative Excellence".
List of publications:
Schmidt, A., Schneider, C., Decker, P., Hohberg, K., Römbke, J., Lehmitz, R., & Bálint, M. (2022). Shotgun metagenomics of soil invertebrate communities reflects taxonomy, biomass, and reference genome properties. Ecology and Evolution, 12(6). https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8991
Merges, D., Schmidt, A., Schmit, I., Neuschulz, E. L., Dal Grande, F., & Bálint, M. (2022). Metatranscriptomics reveals contrasting effects of elevation on the activity of bacteria and bacterial viruses in soil. Molecular Ecology, mec.16756. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16756
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