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  • Address: iomE, Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg-15, 55128 Mainz, now: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Hans-Knöll-Straße 8, 07745 Jena
  • Phone: +49 6131 39 24411
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"The RTG has the potential to provide excellent education in two different disciplines for a generation of talented young scientists and generate a group of molecular biology-enabled evolutionary biologists."

  • Since 2020: Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena
  • Since 2015: Professor for Evolutionary Ecology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • 2009-2015: Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPI for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany (Research Group Insect Symbiosis)
  • 2007-2009: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 2006-2009: Postdoctoral researcher, Zoological Institute, University of Regensburg


  • 2006: PhD in Biology (summa cum laude) with Prof. Dr. E. Strohm, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg
  • 2003: Diploma in Biology (with honors), University of Würzburg