Gert Wörheide is Professor (Chair) for Geobiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. He is also the Director of the Bavarian State Collections for Paleontology and Geology and the Paleontological Museum in Munich (Germany). He received his Dr. rer. nat.in Geobiology in early 1998 at the University of Göttingen in Germany. After a PostDoc at the Queensland Museum and the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia) he returned to Göttingen in 2002 as a Junior Professor for Molecular Geobiology. In 2008 he took up the full Professorship in Munich and served the Faculty of Geosciences of the LMU as Dean and Vice-Dean from 2011 to 2021. In 2013 he co-founded the international Master’s Program "Geobiology & Paleobiology" at the LMU. Since 2019 he is an elected member of the
Academia Europea, the European Academy of Sciences.
Gert’s research group focusses on the biodiversity and evolution primarily of marine organisms and their symbionts, and on the evolution of biomineralization, with special focus on sponges and (octo)corals. He has published more than 200 articles in leading international journals.
More on Gert Wörheide’s work can be found here http://www.geobiology.eu