Molecular Geo- & Palaeobiology Lab
Lab Members » Present
Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide
(Lab head)
Chair of Geobiology and Paleobiology
Dr. Zara-Lousie Cowan
Post-Doc
Crown-of-thorns seastars
Ksenia Juravel
PhD student in ITN IGNITE (2018-2021)
Deep phylogeny
Supervisor: Gert Wörheide
Dr. Michael Eitel
PostDoc
Project Manager

ITN IGNITE
PD Dr. Sergio Vargas
(Assistant Professor)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Erpenbeck
Extraordinary Professor

Scientific Lab Manager

Scientific Secretary of the GeoBioCenter at LMU
PD Dr. Oliver Voigt
Lecturer and Research Scientist
Topic Coordinator Masters Program "Geobiology and Paleobiology"
Dr. Peter Naumann
(Research Aquaria)
Gabriele Büttner
(Lab technician, Molecular Biology)
Simone Schätzle
(Lab technician, Molecular Biology, Aquaria)
Joëlle van der Sprong
PhD student in SPP "Taxon-OMICS" (DFG funded project on Sponge TaxonOMICs v2)
2021 -
(Supervisors: Gert Wörheide, Sergio Vargas, Dirk Erpenbeck)
Killian Smith
PhD student in ITN IGNITE (2019-2021)
Model development
Supervisor: Gert Wörheide
Ramon Rivera
PhD student in ITN IGNITE (2018-2021)
Sponge holobiont genomics
Supervisor: Gert Wörheide
Fabian Deister
PhD student in SPP "Taxon-OMICS" (DFG funded project on Sponge TaxonOMICs)
2018 -
(Supervisors: Gert Wörheide, Sergio Vargas, Dirk Erpenbeck)
Luis Porras
PhD student (DFG)
Sponge Evolution
(supervisor Gert Wörheide)
Adrian Galitz
PhD student 2016
(supervisor Dirk Erpenbeck)

MSc student 2014/15
Implications of phylogeny and secondary metabolites on Collospongia auris and the dictyoceratid clade

BSc student 2013: Climate change and marine organisms: corals

Students
Saudat Alishayeva
EES Internship
Student Research Assistant
Genomics
Vani Tirumalasetty
Student Research Assistant
SpongeTaxonOMICs v2
Leonard Namuth
MSc Student MGAP
Supervisor Dirk Erpenbeck
Emily Schrödel
BSc student 2021
Deep sea sponges
Supervisor Dirk Erpenbeck, Gert Wörheide
Sonja Kleucker
BSc student 2021
Moving Tethya
Supervisor: Oliver Voigt, Gert Wörheide
 
 
Ludwig-
Maximilians-
Universität
München
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Palaeontology & Geobiology