Frederik Schulz joined the DOE Joint Genome Institute in 2016 and is leading the New Lineages of Life Group. His research is focussed on the discovery of novel bacterial, archaeal, and eukaryotic microbes and viruses in environmental sequence data. Schulz employs multi-omics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, single cell genomics and phylogenomics) and machine learning to find novel functions that may impact microbiome structure and biogeochemical cycles. He provides his expertise to the JGI user community and supports various user projects in the Microbial Program.
His research interests are:
- Microbial symbiosis
- Giant viruses and other eukaryotic viruses
- Pathogen agnostic detection
- Strain-resolved sequencing