Michael T. Monaghan

Senior Scientist & Research Group Leader – Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

Professor of Biology – Freie Universität Berlin



Curriculum Vitae

2018- Professor of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin
2018- Guest Professor, Ehime University, Japan
2016 Visiting Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
2015-2016 Guest Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ehime University, Japan
2008- Senior Scientist / Research Group Leader, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
2008-2018 Adjunct lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie + Institut für Informatik
2003-2008 Postdoc, Imperial College London + Natural History Museum
2002 PhD ETH Zürich (eawag)
Recent Publications

Heeger F, C Wurzbacher, EC Bourne, CJ Mazzoni, MT Monaghan (in press)
Combining the 5.8S and ITS2 to improve classification of fungi
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10.1111/2041-210X.13266

Bourne EC, PR Johnston, E Funke, MT Monaghan (in press)
Gene expression analysis of litter-associated fungi using RNA-seq
ch. 39 in Methods to Study Litter Decomposition. A Practical Guide (eds. F Bärlocher, M Gessner, M Graça) Springer

Bracamonte SE, PR Johnston, K Knopf, MT Monaghan (2019)
Experimental infection with Anguillicola crassus alters immune gene expression in both spleen and head kidney of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla)
Marine Genomics 45:28-37.

Heeger F, EC Bourne, C Baschien, A Yurkov, B Bunk, C Spröer, J Overmann, CJ Mazzoni, MT Monaghan (2018)
Long-read DNA metabarcoding of ribosomal rRNA in the analysis of fungi from aquatic environments
Molecular Ecology Resources 18:1500-1514.

Full list of publications

Current Teaching

Summer semester
23779 Biodiversity and Evolution (Lecture, Seminar, Practical – Bioinformatics)
23308 Biotic Interactions in a Changing World (Lecture – Biology)
Winter Semester
23306 Experimental and Theoretical Evolutionary Ecology (Lecture, Seminar, Practical – Biology)
23780 Environmental Metagenomics (Praxisseminar – Bioinformatics)
Evolutionary Bioinformatics and NGS Applications (Seminar)