Mag. Andreas Bachmayr


Andreas graduated in the master course "Genetics and developmental biology" by successfully defending his master thesis today. In his master project entitled "Computational analysis of plastid DNA insertions into nuclear and mitochondrial genomes in non-photosynthetic parasitic plants from next generation sequencing data" Andreas studied the transfer of organelle DNA to mitochondrial and nuclear genomes in relation to the parasitic lifestyle of plants. He established a specific bioinformatic workflow to analyze NGS data and to interpret the different degrees of sequence similarities found.