Dr. Rinke’s main interests are genomics, ecology, and phylogeny of uncultured microbes. He applies single-cell genomics, the separation and sequencing of single bacterial and archaeal cells, and metagenomics, the direct sequencing of environmental samples, to explore microbial dark matter. 

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Archaeal Dark Matter and the Origin of Eukaryotes

This project aims to investigate the highly controversial origin of eukaryotes and thus all multicellular life within Archaea, a domain of single-celled microorganisms.

Tree of Life

Taxonomic classification of living organisms and understanding their ancestry is the basis of all biology.

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