Maxime Borry
Doctoral Researcher

Working on Bioinformatics for ancient DNA Metagenomics
at the
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Hey there,

I am Maxime, a Doctoral Researcher in Bioinformatics at the Max Planck Institute for the Science History, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany.

After an undergraduate degree in biology, I first decided to dive in the studies of population and our environment. Only after realizing I wanted to focus more on the statistical part and the data analysis, I switched back to a Bioinformatics MSc.

I am now working in the Microbiome Sciences research group on ancient DNA metagenomics, under the supervision of Christina Warinner.

Interests
  • Bioinformatics
  • Metagenomics
  • Machine Learning
Education
  • M.Sc. in Bioinformatics 🇫🇷, 2016-2018

    Université Paris Diderot

  • M.Sc. in Ecology and Environmental sciences 🇫🇷, 2014-2015

    Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble

  • Exchange Semester 🇳🇴, 2013

    University of Nordland

  • B.Sc. in Life Sciences 🇫🇷, 2011-2014

    Université Paris Descartes

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Bioinformatics Doctoral Researcher
Sep 2018 – Present Jena, Germany
Development of tools and pipelines for the analysis of ancient DNA metagenomics data.
 
 
 
 
 
Bioinformatics Research intern
Jan 2018 – Jul 2018 Paris, France
Development of tools and pipelines for the analysis of ancient DNA metagenomics data.
 
 
 
 
 
Bioinformatics Research intern
Mar 2017 – May 2017 Paris, France
Development of a tool in R and Shiny for comparison of expression level in multi-omics data.
 
 
 
 
 
Bioinformatics Research assistant
Jun 2016 – Aug 2016 Barcelona, Spain
Exploration of the human oral mycobiome.
 
 
 
 
 
Research intern
Dec 2015 – Feb 2016 Leipzig, Germany
Detection of gene duplications between Neanderthal and Mordern Humans.
 
 
 
 
 
Guest researcher
Jun 2015 – Oct 2015 Oslo, Norway
Development of new markers and metagenomics softwares for plant identification. De novo and mapping assembly of Illumina data, phylogeny of the Anacyclus genus, and metabarcoding visualization software development.

Recent Publications

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PyDamage: automated ancient damage identification and estimation for contigs in ancient DNA de novo assembly. PeerJ, 2021.
Reconstruction of ancient microbial genomes from the human gut. Nature, 2021.
Reproducible, portable, and efficient ancient genome reconstruction with nf-core/eager. PeerJ, 2021.
Community-curated and standardised metadata of published ancient metagenomic samples with AncientMetagenomeDir. Scientific Data, 2021.