Michael Grünstäudl (Gruenstaeudl), PhD

Researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin

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Botanical field trip in the Carinthian Alps

Alpine plants in the mist An alpine field trip in late September can mean cold temperatures and lots of foggy weather. Interesting plants abound nonetheless.

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Talk at evolutionary plant biology conference

Talking about novel bioinformatic tools for DNA sequence submissions This Thursday, I held a conference talk at the 24th International Symposium on Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the German Botanical Society. I introduced the participants to some of my newly developed tools for streamlining and automating the submssion of plant DNA barcoding sequences to public […]

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One-liner: Splitting multi-sequence FASTA into single-sequence FASTA

Quick, split it! There are one-liners that never get old. Here is another one of them. $ csplit multisequence.fasta /\>/ {*} && find . -size 0 -print0 |xargs -0 rm —

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Teaching in spring 2018 – Part II

                           

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Teaching in spring 2018 – Part I

In the lab with teachers-to-be One of the master-level courses I teach at the Freie Universität Berlin during spring semester, the NatLab Evolution, is geared towards a comprehensive teaching education for upcoming high-school teachers.                    

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Workshop at the GfBS 2018

Talking about efficient data partitioning strategies Today, I held a workshop at the 19th annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS). I introduced the participants to computational strategies to automate the selection of data partitioning schemes and nucleotide substitution models for phylogenomic datasets.                     […]

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DCPS Day 2016

Today, different groups of the Dahlem Center of Plant Sciences met for their annual symposium, the DCPS Day 2016. It was a great symposium, and I enjoyed giving my presentation to this great set of research groups.

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Excursion in Brandenburg

Yesterday, a few colleagues and I went on an excursion to the Döberitzer Heide, an anthropogenic heath in the state of Brandenburg.                 .

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Lecture for high-schools students

Facilitating their transition to college As part of the Summer University 2016, a unique course by the Freie Universität Berlin that allows high-school students to attend college-type lectures, I organized a lecture session on plant evolution today. Lots of interested students and good questions afterwards!

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Saving text elements as svg in R

A helpful note Saving text elements via the default svg-drivers of R (e.g., grDevices::svg, Cairo::CairoSVG) often results in the text being saved as paths instead of genuine text elements. Downstream svg-editors (such as Inkscape) may thus only allow you to move single letters but not edit them as text elements (which slashes the point of […]

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