Michael Matschiner

Academic Interests

I’m currently working as a bioinformatician in the AquaGenome project. I did my PhD in Basel, Switzerland, on the evolution of Antarctic fishes (Notothenioidei), using phylogenetics and molecular dating to compare the emergence of a particular innovation (antifreeze glycoproteins) with the timing of cooling events in Antarctic waters. We found that both events may have coincided and that the antifreeze glycoproteins may have triggered the adaptive radiation of these fishes.

For my first postdoc I moved to New Zealand, where I collaborated with mathematicians and computer scientists to develop a novel way to time-calibrate phylogenies. I am broadly interested in vertebrate evolution, both over larger time scales and between species, and over short time scales on the population level. I believe that for both macro- and microevolutionary studies we need good estimates of the timing of events, and that these estimates can be obtained with the combination of molecular data, biogeography, and fossils.

 

Publications

 

Damerau M, Matschiner M, Salzburger W, Hanel R (2014) Population divergences despite long pelagic larval stages: lessons from crocodile icefishes (Channichthyidae). Molecular Ecology, 23:284-299.

Barth JMI, Matschiner M, Robertson BR (2013) Phylogenetic position and subspecies divergence of the endangered New Zealand Dotterel (Charadrius obscurus). PLOS ONE, 8:e78068.

Damerau M, Matschiner M, Salzburger W, Hanel R (2012) Comparative population genetics of seven notothenioid fish species in the southern Scotia Arc, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 35:1073-1086.

Palandaçiç A, Matschiner M, Zupançiç P, Sloj A (2012) Fish migrate underground: the example of Delminichthys adspersus (Cyprinidae). Molecular Ecology, 21:1658-1671.

Rutschmann S, Matschiner M, Damerau M, Muschick M, Lehmann MF, Hanel R, Salzburger W (2011) Parallel ecological diversification in Antarctic notothenioid fishes as evidence for adaptive radiation. Molecular Ecology, 20:4707-4721.

Matschiner M, Hanel R, Salzburger W (2011) On the origin of the notothenioid adaptive radiation. PLoS ONE, 6:e18911.

Matschiner M, Hanel R, Salzburger W (2009) Gene flow by larval dispersal in the Antarctic notothenioid fish Gobionotothen gibberifrons. Molecular Ecology, 18:2574-2587.

Matschiner M, Salzburger W (2009) TANDEM: integrating automated allele binning into genetics and genomics workflows. Bioinformatics, 25:1982-1983.

 

  • Baalsrud, Helle Tessand; Voje, Kjetil L.; Tørresen, Ole Kristian; Solbakken, Monica Hongrø; Matschiner, Michael; Malmstrøm, Martin; Hanel, Reinhold; Salzburger, Walter; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Jentoft, Sissel (2017). Evolution of Hemoglobin Genes in Codfishes Influenced by Ocean Depth. Scientific Reports.  ISSN 2045-2322.  7, s 1- 10 . doi: doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08286-2 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Barth, Julia Maria Isis; Damerau, Malte; Matschiner, Michael; Jentoft, Sissel & Hanel, Reinhold (2017). Genomic Differentiation and Demographic Histories of Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) Populations. Genome Biology and Evolution.  ISSN 1759-6653.  9(4), s 1084- 1098 . doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx067 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Malmstrøm, Martin; Matschiner, Michael; Tørresen, Ole Kristian; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Jentoft, Sissel (2017). Whole genome sequencing data and de novo draft assemblies for 66 teleost species. Scientific Data.  ISSN 2052-4463.  4, s 1- 13 . doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.132 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Matschiner, Michael; Musilová, Zuzana; Barth, Julia Maria Isis; Starostová, Zuzana; Salzburger, Walter; Steel, Mike & Bouckaert, Remco (2017). Bayesian phylogenetic estimation of clade ages supports trans-Atlantic dispersal of cichlid fishes. Systematic Biology.  ISSN 1063-5157.  66(1), s 3- 22 . doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw076 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Toljagic, Olja; Voje, Kjetil L.; Matschiner, Michael; Liow, Lee Hsiang & Hansen, Thomas F (2017). Millions of years behind: slow adaptation of ruminants to grasslands. Systematic Biology.  ISSN 1063-5157.  67(1), s 145- 157 . doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syx059

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  • Barth, Julia Maria Isis; Star, Bastiaan; Matschiner, Michael; André, Carl; Knutsen, Halvor; Bradbury, Ian; Dierking, Jan; Petereit, Christoph; Righton, David; Metcalfe, Julian; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd; Olsen, Esben Moland & Jentoft, Sissel (2017). Chromosomal rearrangements as barriers to homogenization in highly mobile fish.
  • Barth, Julia Maria Isis; Star, Bastiaan; Matschiner, Michael; André, Carl; Knutsen, Halvor; Bradbury, Ian; Dierking, Jan; Petereit, Christoph; Righton, David; Metcalfe, Julian; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd; Olsen, Esben Moland & Jentoft, Sissel (2017). Chromosomal rearrangements as barriers to homogenization in highly mobile fish.
  • Matschiner, Michael (2017). Phylogenetic dating of cichlid radiations.
  • Matschiner, Michael; Star, Bastiaan; Barth, Julia Maria Isis; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Jentoft, Sissel (2017). Genomic rearrangements a phylogenetic approach.
  • Barth, Julia Maria Isis; Star, Bastiaan; Matschiner, Michael; Berg, Paul Ragnar; Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd & Jentoft, Sissel (2016). Ancient genomic variation separates Atlantic cod ecotypes; implications for management.

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Published Oct. 3, 2013 3:45 PM - Last modified Apr. 12, 2014 4:03 PM