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Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner

Head of Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Group
Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics Group
Address:Prof. Dr. Frank Oliver Glöckner
MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen
Phone:+49 421 2028 - 970
Fax:+49 421 2028 - 580

Diploma & Ph.D. work
Research profile
The Ribocon GmbH
Address at Jacobs University
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Publications in Google Scholar


1998Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude) from the Technical University Munich
1995-1998Graduate (PhD) student Technical University Munich (1995-1997) and Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen (1997-1998)
1995Diploma in Microbiology at Technical University Munich
1989-1995Study of Biology at the Technical University Munich

Current Positions

Since-2010Full Professor of Bioinformatics (W3), School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Since 2012Permanent Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Since 2005Founder of the Ribocon GmbH, a company dedicated to knowledge transfer and product development in bioinformatics for molecular biology

Fellowships and Awards

Since 2014Appointed member of the German “Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures” of the “Joint Science Conference (GWK)” to advice the government on the development of information infrastructures in Germany.
Since 2014Jacobs representative of the Nordwestverbund Meeresforschung
Since 2013Elected representative of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) for Marine Microbiology and Biotechnology.
Since 2005Member of the Marine Genomics Working Group of the EU-US Task Force on Biotechnology research.
Since 2005Member of the executive board of the “Genomic Standards Consortium” an international working body dedicated to standardisation in genomics, founded in 2005.
2012-2013Chair of the EU-US workshop series on Marine Genomics of the EU-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research organized and financed by the European Commission and the National Science Foundation.
2010-2012Member of the “Steering Committee for Bioinformatics” of the German BioÖkonomieRat to advice to the government on the further development of bioinformatics in Germany.
2010-2011Member of the European Commission (DG RTD) expert group on marine research infrastructure to advice the Commission.
2009-2010Chair of the European Science Foundation (ESF) working group “Addressing Marine Microbial Diversity and its role in Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Change” to provide a strategic position paper.

Commissions of Trust

Since-2014Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the EMBL-EBI/ENA
Since 2014Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the EU-project PharmaSea
Since 2014Member of the International Advisory Group of the ERA-NET MarineBiotechnology
Since 2011Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Tara Oceans and Oceanomics

This page was last updated in May 2015