Carsten believes that good researchers also need to be good teachers. Only students who discover the world with the eyes of a researcher will become good researchers. We help the students to develop their scientific interests.


Carsten lectures at the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich in the following courses:

  • Computational biology at ETH (organised by Prof Tanja Stadler); in this master level course we give an overview of how mathematical models can be used to extract information out of genetic sequences, ranging from molecular evolution, GWAS, and phylogenetics to phylodynamic analyses
    • 2018
    • 2017 first time using moodle, and graded programming exercises
    • 2016
    • 2015 under the name ‘Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, and Phylodynamics’
  • Quantitative life sciences: from infectious diseases to ecosystems (organised by Prof Roger Kouyos); in this bachelor level course, several researchers present their field of expertise and Prof Kouyos group organises accompanying programming exercises

Master theses and research projects

Please contact me when you are interested in doing a master thesis or a research project with us. At the moment we do not have open positions for PhD students, but in case you are interested in a PhD, please contact me as well.