Palaeontology & Geobiology
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2180 6706
Fax: +49 (0) 89 2180 6601
My research has drifted from almost pure taxonomy to molecular systematics to coral omics and sponge microbiome-omics. Together with students and colleagues, I use different NGS methods (Illumina and Oxford Nanopore) to understand how sponges (and their microbiomes), corals, and octocorals react to changes in their environment, for instance as a product of climate change.
I currently lead projects on octocoral biomineralization, sponge molecular systematics and sponge microbiome ecology.
I am in charge of our small Illumina MiniSeq and coordinate most lab projects dealing with genomics and transcriptomics. So, I also generally interested in high-throughput sequencing method development.
Data Analysis, Evolution.