Prof. Dr.

Michael T. Monaghan

+49 (0)30 64181 684

Müggelseedamm 301, 12587 Berlin / Königin-Luise-Str. 2-4 Gartenhaus, 14195 Berlin


molekulare Ökologie, Evolution, Biodiversität, Phylogenetik /-genomik | Flüsse, Seen


an der Freien Universität Berlin, Fachbereich für Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie, Institut für Biologie


seit 2018  Honorarprofessor im Fach Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin

2016  Gastprofessor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapur

seit 2015  Gastprofessor, Ehime University, Matsuyama

seit 2008  Wissenschaftler Mitarbeiter, Leibniz-IGB

2003-08  Postdoc, Natural History Museum + Imperial College London

2002  Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zürich

1998-2002  Eawag (Das Wasserforschungsinstitut des ETH-Bereichs), Dübendorf

aktuellen Veröffentlichungen

Kuhl et al. (2024)
The haplotype-resolved Prymnesium parvum (type B) microalga genome reveals the genetic basis of its fish-killing toxins
Current Biology 10.1016/j.cub.2024.06.033

Kohler et al. (in press)
Unpredicted ecosystem response to compound human impacts in a European river
Scientific Reports

Thomé et al. (2024)
Phylogenomics including new sequence data of phytoplankton-infecting chytrids reveals multiple independent lifestyle transitions across the phylum
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 197:108103

Warter et al. (2024)
Environmental DNA, hydrochemistry and stable water isotopes as integrative tracers of urban ecohydrology
Water Research 250:121065

Thomé et al. (2023)
Single-cell genomics reveals new Rozellid lineages and supports their sister relationship to Microsporidia.
Biology Letters 19:20230398

Theissinger et al. (2023)
How genomics can help biodiversity conservation.
Trends in Genetics 39:545-559

Sukhodolov et al. (2023)
Interactions between diurnal winds and floodplain mosaics control the insect boundary layer in a river corridor.
Aquatic Sciences 85:109.

Strassert & Monaghan (2022)
Phylogenomic insights into the early diversification of fungi.
Current Biology 32:3628-3635.e3.

Premke et al. (2022)
Large-scale sampling of the freshwater microbiome suggests pollution-driven ecosystem changes.
Environmental Pollution 308:119627.   

Sire et al. (2022)
Climate-induced forest dieback drives compositional changes in insect communities that are more pronounced for rare species.
Communications Biology 5:57.

Maasri et al. (2022)
A global agenda for advancing freshwater biodiversity research.
Ecology Letters 25:255-263.

Formenti et al. (2022)
The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 37:197-202.

Welti et al. (2022)
Temperature drives variation in flying insect biomass across a German malaise trap network.
Insect Conservation and Diversity 15:168-180.

Heeger et al. (2021)
Evidence for lignocellulose-decomposing enzymes in the genome and transcriptome of the aquatic hyphomycete Clavariopsis aquatica.
Journal of Fungi 7:854.

Beng et al. (2021)
Temporal dynamics of freshwater planktonic parasites inferred using a DNA metabarcoding time-series.
Parasitology 148:1602-1611.

Rutschmann et al. (2021)
Three mitochondrial genomes of early-winged insects (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae and Leptophlebiidae).
Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 6:2969-2971

Hoffmann et al. (2021)
PriSeT: Efficient de novo primer discovery.
Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics Article No.: 2, pp. 1-12.

Rodriguez-Ezpeleta et al. (2021)
Trade-offs between reducing complex terminology and producing accurate interpretations from environmental DNA.
Molecular Ecology 30:4601-4605.

Bracamonte et al. (2021)
Encapsulation of Anguillicola crassus reduces the abundance of adult parasite stages in the European eel (Anguilla anguilla).
Journal of Fish Diseases 44:771-782.

van Rees et al. (2021)
Safeguarding freshwater life beyond 2020: recommendations for the new Global Biodiversity Framework from the European experience.
Conservation Letters 14:e12771

Jähnig et al. (2021)
Revisiting global trends in freshwater insect biodiversity.
WIREs Water 8:e1506.

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Freie Universität Berlin

Institute of Biology (Faculty of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy)

  • 23204 Data Science in Biology (ABV)
  • 23306 Experimental and Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology
  • 23308 Biotic Interactions in a Changing World
  • Project (10 LP)
  • Research Project (15 LP)
  • Master's Project / Thesis

Institute of Computer Science (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science)

  • 23779 Biodiversity and Evolution
  • 23780 Environmental Genomics
  • 23781 Evolutionary Bioinformatics and NGS Applications (Seminar)
  • Research Internship (10 LP)
  • Master's Project / Thesis


  • Introduction to R / RStudio
  • Reviewing Scientific Papers
  • Preparing an Academic Job Application

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