Thomas Hackl

MIT 48-120
15 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

thackl at




2016 Dr. rer. nat. (eq. to PhD), University of Wuerzburg, Germany


Diplom Biologie (eq. to M.Sc. in Biology), University of Wuerzburg, Germany



Positions Held:
2016-Present Postdoctoral Researcher, Parsons Laboratory and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sallie W. Chisholm)
2015-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biomolecular Mechanism, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research (Advisor: Dr. Matthias Fischer)
2011-2015 Graduate student, Department of Bioinformatics, University of Wuerzburg (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Jörg Schultz)


Hackl, T., Hedrich, R., Schultz, J. and Förster, F. (2014). proovread: large-scale high- accuracy PacBio correction through iterative short read consensus. Bioinformatics (Oxford, England), 30(21), 18
Merget, B., Koetschan, C., Hackl, T., Förster, F., Dandekar, T., Müller, Schultz, J., Wolf, M. (2012). The ITS2 Database. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (61), 15
Koetschan, C., Hackl, T., Müller, T., Wolf, M., Förster, F., & Schultz, J. (2012). ITS2 database IV: Interactive taxon sampling for internal transcribed spacer 2 based phylogenies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution