Dr. Jonas Zimmermann

phone 
+49 30 838 71 835
fax 
+49 30 838-4 71 835
email 
j.zimmermann@bgbm.org
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
14195
Berlin
Deutschland
Curriculum vitae 
  • Since 2015 PostDoc BGBM (Freie Universität Berlin): RG Diatoms
  • 2011‐2014 Dissertation at the Department of Systematic Botany, Justus‐Liebig-University Giessen in cooperation with the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, ZE Freie Universität, Berlin‐Dahlem, Diatom Research Group, the IGB and the University Cologne, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) project GE 12 42/11‐1, Supervisor: PD Dr. Birgit Gemeinholzer. Thesis: “Design and valuation of DNA-Barcoding high throughput methods for analyzing diatom diversity: a test case along a south-north gradient in Central Europe (Rivers Lusatian Neisse/Oder).“
  • 2010-2011 Scientist: head of the molecular lab per procurationem at the BGBM, DCPS project „DNA extraction from single cell in unicellular algae"
  • 2010 Diploma at the Freie Universität Berlin, Thesis: „Evaluierung von cox1 und 18S als DNA-Barcoding Marker für Bacillariophyta (Kieselalgen)“ 
Research interests 
  • Environmental DNA barcoding of diatoms
  • Phylogeny and taxonomy of diatoms
  • Species delimitation and species concept of diatoms
  • Biogeography of diatoms

 

Research projects 
  • Design and evaluation of DNA-Barcoding high throughput methods for analyzing diatom diversity: a test case along a south-north gradient in Central Europe (Rivers Lusatian Neisse/Oder) (DFG, with Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, University Cologne and IGB Berlin)
  • Providing access to the phytoplankton biodiversity of the Northern Adriatic Sea: taxonomy, systematics, genetics, ecology and open access data management (DAAD, with Institute Ruder Boskovic, Rovijn, Croatia)
Honours and awards 
08/2015 Horst-Wiehe-Award, Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft (DBG) for an outstanding dissertation, Deutsche Botanikertagung 2015 in Freising (Germany).
05/2015 Ludwig-Jungermann-Award of the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, best dissertation (2013/2014) in the Department for Life Sciences and Chemistry.