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First name: Pier Luigi
Last name: Buttigieg
Country: Germany
Thesis Subject:
Investigating environment-specific genomic signatures in the marine bacterioplankton
10/2007 – Present Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
Integrated MSc/PhD specialising in Microbial Genomics
8/2004 – 6/2007 Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
BSc. Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Courses and practical focus in biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and genetics. Humanities and transdisciplinary courses also pursued.
Scientific Interests and Goals:
Marine microbiology, comparative (meta)genomics, ecological genomics, microbial ecology, visual communication
Selected Publications:
Yilmaz P, Kottmann R, Field D, et al. (2011) Minimum information about a marker gene sequence (MIMARKS) and minimum information about any (x) sequence (MIxS) specifications. Nature Biotechnology. 29(5):415-420.

Buttigieg PL. Perspectives on presentation and pedagogy in aid of bioinformatics education. (2010) Brief Bioinform. 11(6):587-97.

Hankeln W, Buttigieg PL, Fink D, et al. MetaBar - a tool for consistent contextual data acquisition and standards compliant submission. (2010) BMC Bioinformatics. 11:358.

Kottmann R, Kostadinov I, Duhaime MB, et al. (2010) integrated database resource for marine ecological genomics. Nucleic Acids Res. 38(Database issue):D391-5.

Büth H, Buttigieg PL, Ostafe R, et al. (2007) Cathepsin B is essential for regeneration of scratch-wounded normal human epidermal keratinocytes. Eur J Cell Biol. 86(11-12):747-61.