Chris Trivedi

Chris Trivedi

Bioinformatician and Microbial Ecologist


Recently (May 2022) I began work as a Bioinformatician processing Next Generation sequencing data in the Berlin office of LGC Biosearch Technologies. Prior to this position I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Interface Geochemistry group of Liane G. Benning at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam, Germany. Part of my research in her group was to understand the role that biology plays on glacier melt dynamics. We were particularly interested in snow and ice algae and their impact on glacial albedo and carbon transformation processes. Our research used a variety of techniques to answer questions including targeted amplicon sequencing, metagenomic/metatranscriptomic sequencing, metabolomics, FT-ICR mass spectrometry, etc. For further information please check out our recent articles on the Publications page.

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LGC Biosearch Technologies
May 2022 – Present Berlin, DE

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing of large NGS datasets
  • Bioinformatic pipeline development using R and Python
  • Management of NGS data for clients
Postdoctoral Scholar
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Jan 2019 – Apr 2022 Potsdam, DE
Researched glacial snow and ice algea in Iceland, Greenland, and Svalbard and their impact and role in glacial melt dynamics.
Graduate Researcher
Colorado School of Mines
Sep 2012 – Aug 2018 Denver, CO, USA
Research thesis: Microbial community dynamics of Borup Fiord Pass, a High Arctic sulfur-impacted glacier.