Michael Grünstäudl (Gruenstaeudl), PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin

Research


 

News

May 2022 – This blog has been retired. If you are curious about me and my research, please visit my new homepage at

http://michael-gruenstaeudl.at/

 


 

Michael Gruenstaeudl

Michael Gruenstaeudl

Research

The focus of my research is the development and application of computational methods to explore the phylogenetic relationships of flowering plants. Specifically, I develop and apply bioinformatics software and workflows to conduct phylogenetic and phylogenomic analyses in the context of process automation and genomic data mining. Using these tools, I explore real-world questions in plant systematics and evolution.

 


 

Writing bioinformatic software

Writing bioinformatic software

Teaching

I conduct academic teaching and thesis supervision in both plant biology and bioinformatics. I hereby place great emphasis on the publication of student theses as scientific papers. Hence, my students typically have their first publication when they finish their Master’s thesis with me. Incidentally, I have won several academic teaching awards.

 

 

 


 

Publication statistics

Number of peer-reviewed publications:
21
              of those, first author:
12
              of those, last author:
 3
(Last updated: Aug. 2021)

For details on my publications, please see my full publications list at:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1666-1773

 


 

Work in herbarium

Teaching plant systematics

About me

After completing a Ph.D. in plant biology at the University of Texas at Austin, I conducted postdoctoral research in the fields of evolutionary biology and bioinformatics at the Ohio State University. I then proceeded to the Freie Universität Berlin to conduct postdoctoral research in plant phylogenetics and bioinformatics,  teach as a lecturer, and write a habilitation thesis.

 

 


 

Epiloge

Given my experiences and observations in 2021, I strongly support initiatives that speak out for freedom of speech in general and academic freedom in particular, such as the Netzwerk Wissenschaftsfreiheit. The phenomenon of ‘Cancel Culture‘ has become a serious problem in academia. It is intimidating faculty, students, and administrative staff alike and unbecoming of a liberal society. My own encounter with ‘Cancel Culture‘ is documented here: https://www.netzwerk-wissenschaftsfreiheit.de/presse/

 


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