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Assistant Professors and Junior Research Groups

PD Dr. Annette Aichem

Department of Biology

Contact

Phone: +41 71 6785034
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Responsibilities

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

  • ubiquitin-like protein FAT10

PD Dr. Michael Basler

Assistant Professor for Immunology and Biochemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2258

Room: P 1113

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Responsibilities

Immunology and Biochemistry

  • proteasom
  • immunoproteasom
  • mouse models for auto-immune diseases
  • mouse models for bacterial and viral infections

PD Dr. Sascha Beneke

Assistant Professor for Toxicology and Cell Biology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-3172

Room: M 1005

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Responsibilities

Toxicology and Cell Biology

  • stress-signaling
  • chromatin regulation and aging
    with focus on posttranslational modification of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation

Einat Couzin Ph.D.

Group Leader for Behavioural Neurobiology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 88-2100

Room: M 1125

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Responsibilities

Behavioural Neurobiology

  • sensory perception, decision making and locomotion in insects
  • active smelling: the use of motion to facilitate olfaction
  • the neural basis of adaptive locomotion in insects

PD Dr. Dina Dechmann

Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Animal Behaviour

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Responsibilities

Ephemeral resource adaptation

  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Ecophysiology
  • Brain size evolution

PD Dr. Veit Dörken

Assistant Professor for Evolution and Biodiversity in Plants

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2043

Room: M 613

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Responsibilities

Evolution and Biodiversity of Plants

  • morphology, anatomy and systematics of plants
  • trait evolution of reproductive structures in Gymnosperms
  • evolution of decidousness in the Dendroflora
  • dendrology

Courses:

determination of plants; botanical excursions for beginners & advanced learners; systematics of plants; evolution & biodiversity of plants; structure & function of plants (part); compact course plant physiology (part)

PD Dr. Michael Griesser

Heisenberg Fellow for Evolution of Sociality and Cooperation

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4947

Room: Z 805

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Responsibilities

Evolution of sociality and cooperation

  • social evolution
  • family living
  • mechanisms of cooperation
  • comparative studies
  • model system: Siberian Jay

Dr. Alex Jordan

Group Leader for Comparative Evolution of Social Behaviour

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4928

Room: Z 817

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Responsibilities

Comparative Evolution of Social Behaviour

  • social evolution
  • animal behaviour
  • behavioural ecology
  • Tanganyikan cichlids and marine fish
  • automated tracking of behaviour and 3D reconstruction of environments

Dr. Gisela Kopp

Research Fellow at the "Zukunftskolleg"

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 88-4790

Room: Y 216

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Responsibilities

Sociality and Evolution

  • behavioural ecology
  • animal social systems
  • influence of behavioural traits on population genetic structure
  • diversification and speciation

Dr. Bernard Lepetit

Postdoctoral Fellow at the "Zukunftskolleg"

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-3133

Room: M 902

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Responsibilities

Plant Ecophysiology

  • Retrograde Signaling in Diatoms based on the Redox State of the Plastoquinone Pool

Morgane Nouvian Ph.D.

Research Fellow at the "Zukunftskolleg"

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 88 2115

Room: M 1108

Post office box: 624

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Responsibilities

Neurobiology and Collective Behaviour

  • Individual brains, collective task: social regulation of stinging behavior in honeybees.

Dr. Jérémie Rossy

Group Leader at the BITg

Contact

Phone: +41 71 678 5020

Room:

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Responsibilities

Endosomal networks in immunology

  • Membrane organisation
  • Intracellular trafficking
  • T cell migration and activation
  • Cell signalling
  • Fluorescence microscopy

PD Dr. Christina Schlatterer

CRC 969 General Manger

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-5464

Room: ML 728

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Responsibilities

Molecular Microbiology

PD Dr. Gunter Schmidtke

Assistant Professor for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2157

Room: P 1111

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Responsibilities

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PD Dr. Judy Simon

Heisenberg Fellow for Plant Interactions Ecophysiology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4322

Room: M 920

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Responsibilities

Heisenberg Fellow
Group leader Plant Interactions Ecophysiology

  • forest ecosystem interactions
  • resource allocation between growth and defence

PD Dr. Dietmar Straile

Assistant Professor for Food Web and Population Ecology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2969

Room: U 222

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Responsibilities

Food Web and Population Ecology

  • climate change ecology
  • models and statistical analysis of population dynamics
  • life history strategies
  • ecology of Lake Constance

Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin Ph.D.

Group Leader in Animal Social Networks

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 88-3546

Room: M 1106

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Responsibilities

 Animal Social Networks

  • Communication and collective behavior of animal groups

 

Dr. Katrin Vogt

Group Leader for Behavioral Neurogenetics

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2264

Room: M 1120a

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Responsibilities

Behavioral Neurogenetics

  • Neuromodulation
  • Multisensory integration
  • Neural circuit dissection