Silas Kieser

Silas Kieser

Metagenome researcher

University of Geneva

About me

I’m fascinated by the microbiome and search for ways to harness it to make us healthier.

When I first learned about metagenomics, I found the idea of sequencing thousand of microbial genomes at once mind-boggling. I’m happy to be part of this endeavor to resolve these enormous puzzles and recover genomes from metagenomes.

I’m finishing my PhD at the University of Geneva in the lab of Prof. Mirko Trajkovski, co-supervised by Prof. Evgeny Zdobnov. Besides microbiome analysis at the computer, I’m also hands-on involved by changing the diapers of my two children.

  • Metagenomics
  • Human gut microbiota
  • Apologetics
  • PhD, 2021

    Université de Genève

  • Bioengineer, 2017

    École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne


University of Geneva
May 2017 – Present
Nestlé Health Sciences
Microbiome data analyst
Nestlé Health Sciences
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017
Relating microbiota data to human health (See Publications)
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Master in Bioengineering
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Sep 2011 – Mar 2017
Minor in Biocomputing
Courses include: Machine learning, Genomics and genetics, and Entrepreneurship
Grade: 5.12/6