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Markus Goeker

  • Head of phylogenomics group
  • Leibniz Institute German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures
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Research interests

phenotype microarraystaxonomygenomicsphylogeny


Markus Göker currently acts as principal investigator of three large-scale genome-sequencing projects, KMG-2, ACTINO-1000 and KMG-4. Each of these follow-up projects of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea (GEBA), conducted as a collaboration between the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) and the German Collection of Microrganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ), targets 1000 bacterial or archaeal type strains. The second research focus is on marine bacteria from the roseobacter group (Rhodobacteraceae). Methodologically, Markus is mainly interested in using the information from whole genome sequences to infer phylogenies and using these in turn to elucidate the evolution of genomic features and to improve the taxonomic classification. Web services and software published by his group includes: Virus phylogeny and classification: Digital DNA:DNA hybridization: Phenotype microarray analysis: Markus received his PhD in 2003 and his habilitation in 2008 at the University of Tübingen. Since 2008 he is head of the phylogenomics group at DSMZ. He has published more than 270 peer-reviewed papers together with more than 300 distinct coauthors.

Co-authors (704)

  • Nora Buddruhs

Publications (5)

  • Genome-based classification of micromonosporae with a focus on their biotechnological and ecological potential

    • Carro L
    • Nouioui I
    • Sangal V
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  • Critical Assessment of Metagenome Interpretation - A benchmark of metagenomics software

    • Sczyrba A
    • Hofmann P
    • Belmann P
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  • Genome-scale data call for a taxonomic rearrangement of Geodermatophilaceae

    • Montero-Calasanz M
    • Meier-Kolthoff J
    • Zhang D
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  • Comparative genomics of biotechnologically important yeasts

    • Riley R
    • Haridas S
    • Wolfe K
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  • Complete genome sequence of Planctomyces brasiliensis type strain (DSM 5305<sup>T</sup>), phylogenomic analysis and reclassification of Planctomycetes including the descriptions of Gimesia gen. nov., Planctopirus gen. nov. and Rubinisphaera gen. nov. and

    • Scheuner C
    • Tindall B
    • Lu M
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Professional experience

Head of phylogenomics group

Leibniz Institut - Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH

December 2008 - Present