Professors

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Prof. Dr. Lutz Becks

Professor for Aquatic Ecology and Evolution

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2828

Room: U 324

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Responsibilities

Limnology - Aquatic Ecology and Evolution

  • community dynamics
  • eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • experimental evolution

Prof. Dr. Stefan Baumgartner

Visiting Professor for Developmental Biology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-5280

Room: ML 625

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Responsibilities

  • problem-based learning (PBL)
  • team-based learning (TBL)

Professor for Developmental Biology
Lund University
Dept. of Experimental Medical Sciences
Section for Developmental Biology
BMC D10
22184 Lund SWEDEN

currently on sabbatical leave:
Department of Biology
University of Konstanz
78457 Konstanz

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brunner

Professor for Biochemical Pharmacology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-5370

Room: L 906

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Responsibilities

Biochemical Pharmacology

  • extra-adrenergic steroid synthesis
  • mechanisms of apoptotic cell death
  • immune cell activation and immunopathologies

Prof. Dr. Alexander Bürkle

Professor for Molecular Toxicology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4035

Room: ML 725

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Responsibilities

Molecular Toxicology

  • DNA damage and repair
  • poly(ADP-Ribosyl)ation
  • biomarkers of aging

Prof. Dr. Iain Couzin

Professor for Biodiversity and Collective Behaviour

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4915

Room: Z 818

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Responsibilities

Biodiversity and Collective Behavior

  • sensory input and behavioral output of individuals in groups
  • embedding real organisms into a 3D virtual world
  • ontogeny and sensory basis of social behavior
  • integrating individual and collective cognition in animal groups

Prof. Dr. Margaret Crofoot

Professor for Ecology of Animal Societies

Contact

Room: Z 721

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Responsibilities

Ecology of Animal Societies

Prof. Dr. Elke Deuerling

Professor for Molecular Microbiology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2647

Room: ML 727

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Responsibilities

Molecular Microbiology

  • protein biogenesis and protein folding
  • functions and mechanisms of molecular chaperones
  • blood-brain barrier

Prof. Dr. Kay Diederichs

Professor for Molecular Bioinformatics

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4049

Room: P 1214

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Responsibilities

Molecular Bioinformatics

  • structure solution
  • structure analysis
  • structure prediction
  • X-ray radiation damage
  • developement of algorithms in bioinformatics and X-ray crystallography

Prof. Dr. Daniel Dietrich

Professor for Ecotoxicology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-3518

Room: M 1003

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Responsibilities

Ecotoxicology

  • toxicological and biochemical mechanisms
  • toxicity, carcinogenicity and teratogenicity
  • natural toxins (mycotoxins, plant toxins, cyanobacterial toxins, etc.)
  • pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment

Prof. Dr. Laura Epp

Junior Professor for Environmental Genomics in Aquatic Systems

Contact

Phone: +49 7531 88-3391

Room: U 222

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Responsibilities

Environmental Genomics in aquatic Systems

  • environmental DNA (eDNA)
  • ancient DNA (aDNA), in particular from sediments
  • paleoenvironmental reconstructions

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Galizia

Professor for Neurobiology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2238

Room: M 1103

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Responsibilities

Neurobiology

  • mechanisms of olfactory coding in insects
  • neurobiology of learning and memory
  • neurophysiology and neuroethology
  • computational neuroscience
  • optophysiological techniques and optical imaging

Prof. Dr. Marcus Groettrup

Professor for Immunology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2130

Room: P 1103

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Responsibilities

Immunology

  • antigen processing
  • ubiquitin
  • proteasome
  • cytotoxic T lymphocytes, major histocompatibility complex class I

Prof. Dr. Christof Hauck

Professor for Cell Biology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2773

Room: ML 626

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Responsibilities

Cell Biology

  • cell adhesion molecules
  • signal transduction at focal adhesion sites
  • cytoskeletal dynamics
  • host-pathogen interaction and innate immunity

Prof. Dr. Erika Isono

Professor for Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2561

Room: M 903

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Responsibilities

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

  • plant development and stress responses
  • regulation of intracellular membrane trafficking and autophagy by ubiquitin
  • molecular mechanisms of vacuole biogenesis
  • function of deubiquitylating enzymes-Molecular mechanisms of vacuole biogenesis

apl. Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Kleineidam

Professor for Neuroethology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4407

Room: M 1102

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Responsibilities

Neuroethology

  • pheromone communication and social organization in social insects

Prof. Dr. Mark van Kleunen

Professor for Ecology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2997

Room: M 803

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Responsibilities

Ecology

  • invasive and rare plants
  • global change
  • phenotypic plasticity and adaptation
  • pollination and reproduction

Prof. Dr. Peter Kroth

Professor for Plant Ecophysiology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4816

Room: M 906

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Responsibilities

Plant Ecophysiology

  • intracellular protein targeting
  • phototrophic biofilms
  • physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of diatoms and algae in general

apl. Prof. Dr. Daniel Legler

Professor for Immunology and Cell Biology

Contact

Phone: +41-71-678-5020
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Responsibilities

Biotechnology Institute Thurgau (BITg)

  • immunology and cell biology

Prof. Dr. Marcel Leist

Professor for In-vitro Toxicology and Biomedicine

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-5037

Room: Z 904

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Responsibilities

In-vitro Toxicology and Biomedicine

  • pluripotent stem cells
  • models of neurodegeneration
  • glia-neuron interactions
  • developmental neurotoxicology
  • Doerenkamp-Zbinden chair for alternative methods

apl. Prof. Dr. Elisa May

Professor Bioimaging Center

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4054

Room: L 925

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Responsibilities

BioImaging Centrum

  • head of BioImaging Center
  • linear and nonlinear confocal microscopy using femtoseconds fibre lasers
  • imaging of chromatin dynamics and DNA-repair

Prof. Dr. Olga Mayans Carrillo

Professor for Biophysics and Structural Biology

Contact

Phone: +49-753- 88-2212

Room: M 1202

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Responsibilities

Biophysics and Structural Biology

  • protein crystallography
  • protein engineering and re-design
  • structure and function of muscle proteins involved in mechanotransduction: filamentous scaffolds, kinases, stress-response factors

Prof. Dr. Thomas U. Mayer

Professor for Molecular Genetics

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-3707

Room: ML 627

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Responsibilities

Molecular Genetics

  • regulation of mitosis and meiosis in higher eukaryotes
  • regulation of the cell-cycle by ubiquitin ligases
  • function and regulation of motor proteins in the process of chromosome segregation
  • chemical genetics approach to study the function of mitotic proteins

Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer

Professor for Zoology and Evolutionary Biology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-4163

Room: M 806

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Responsibilities

Zoology and Evolutionary Biology

  • molecular evolution, genomics, genetics of adaptation
  • evolution of gene families, Hox genes, speciation
  • molecular phylogenetics, molecular ecology

Prof. Dr. Jelena Pantel

Visiting Professor at the Limnological Institute

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2970

Room: U 302

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Responsibilities

Visiting Professor at the Limnological Institute

  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Community ecology
  • Freshwater zooplankton

Prof. Dr. Frank Peeters

Professor for Environmental Physics

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-3459

Room: U 216

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Responsibilities

Environmental Physics

  • physical limnology
  • biological-physical interactions in aquatic ecosystems
  • ecosystem modelling

Prof. Dr. Karl-Otto Rothhaupt

Professor for Limnology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-3530

Room: U 315

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Responsibilities

Limnology

Prof. Dr. Martin Scheffner

Professor for Biochemistry

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-5150

Room: M 703

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Responsibilities

Biochemistry

  • enzymology and physiology of the ubiquitin-conjugation system
  • mechanisms of cellular transformation
  • DNA tumor viruses

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schink

Professor for Limnology and Microbial Ecology

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-2140

Room: M 905

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Responsibilities

Limnology and Microbial Ecology

  • microbially catalyzed reactions in natural and seminatural system
  • senergy metabolism in anaerobic bacteria
  • microbial interactions

Prof. Dr. Dieter Spiteller

Professor for Chemical Ecology

Contact

Phone: +49 (0)7531 883931

Room: M 1038

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Responsibilities

Chemical Ecology

  • chemical communication (quorum sensing/quorum quenching)
  • induction and regulation of secondary metabolite formation
  • interactions between lower and higher organisms
  • function of secondary metabolites/antibiotics
  • structure elucidation
  • biosynthesis, enzymology, molecular biology

Prof. Dr. Florian Stengel

Professor for Cellular Proteostasis and Mass Spectrometry

Contact

Phone: +49-7531-885172

Room: M 733

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Responsibilities

Cellular Proteostasis and Mass Spectrometry

  • architecture and dynamics of large macromolecular assemblies
  • mass spectrometry and structural proteomics
  • hybrid methods in structural biology

Prof. Dr. Christian Voolstra

Professor for Genetics of Adaptation in Aquatic Systems

Contact

Phone: +49 7531  88-3360

Room: M 1035

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Responsibilities

Genetics of Adaptation in aquatic Systems

  • environmental genomics
  • adaptive capabilities and biotic response of organisms to environmental change
  • role of microbes in structure, function, and adaptation of coral metaorganisms

Honorary Professors

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Prof. Dr. Florian Gantner

Professor (apl.) for Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact

Phone: +49-7351-54-5902
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Responsibilities

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

  • Pharmakologie und Toxikologie

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hartung

Professor for Environmental Health Sciences

Contact

Room: Z 906

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Responsibilities

John-Hopkins University - Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • Environmental Health Science
  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)

Prof. Dr. Michaela Hau

Professor for Evolutionary Physiology

Contact

Phone: +49-8157-932273
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Responsibilities

Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology Seewiesen - Evolutionary Physiology

  • hormonal mechanisms
  • timing of breeding
  • circadian rhythms

Prof. Dr. Martin Wikelski

Professor for Physiological Ecology and Animal migrations (coopted)

Contact

Phone: +49-7732-150-162

Room: Z 804

Website

Responsibilities

Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology Radolfzell - Physiological Ecology and Animal migrations

  • immuno-ecology
  • animal migrations
  • Movebank - a globald data base for animal movement