Gert Wörheide#


Gert Wörheide
Email:woerheide 'at' lmu.de
Membership Number:5007
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:gworheide
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0002-6380-7421
Twitter:@gwoerhe
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/molpalaeo/
Homepage: https://www.en.palaeontologie.geowissenschaften.uni-muenchen.de/personen/lehrstuhlinhaber/woerheide/index.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2017 - 2019: Dean, Faculty of Geosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • 2014 - 2017: Deputy Director, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • 2013 - 2017: Vice-Dean, Faculty of Geosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • 2011 - 2013: Dean, Faculty of Geosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • since 2009: Speaker, GeoBio-CenterLMU, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • since 2008: Member, Executive Board, GeoBio-CenterLMU
  • since 2008: Director, SNSB - Bavarian State Collections of Palaeontology & Geology
  • since 2008: Director, Palaeontological & Geological Museum Munich
  • since 2008: Professor (Chair) of Palaeontology & Geobiology, Department for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • 2002 - 2008: Juniorprofessor for Molecular Geobiology, Department of Geobiology, Geoscience Centrer, Universität Göttingen
  • since 2002: Honorary Research Fellow at the Queensland Centre of Biodiversity, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2000 - 2002: Honorary Research Consultant, Department of Zoology and Entomology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2000 - 2002: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the ABRS at the Queensland Centre of Biodiversity, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia
  • 1998 - 2000 Post-Doctoral Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Marine Biology Laboratory (working group of Dr. John Hooper) of the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1994 - 1996 Research scientist at the Institut und Museum für Geologie und Paläontologie of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular geobiology and palaeobiology of marine organisms with particular emphasis of sponges
  • Molecular biodiversity of marine invertebrates
  • Molecular taxonomy and systematics
  • Comparative genomics, evolution and phylogenomics of non-bilaterian animals
  • Biomineralisation of marine invertebrates

Honours and Awards
  • 1998 'Inge und Werner Grüter-prize for Scientific Journalism', awarded to the German coordination group of the 'International Year of the Reef 1997', of which Gert Wörheide was a key member, for their efforts in the dissemination of scientific knowledge on coral reefs, their ecology, and their threats.
  • 1998 Book prize of the Fakultät für Geowissenschaften of the Georg-August-University Göttingen for outstanding results of Ph.D. thesis and examination.

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