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Axel Meyer
Professor
Lehrstuhl für Zoologie/Evolutionsbiologie
Fakultät Biologie
Universität Konstanz
D-78457 Konstanz/Germany
Tel. X 49 (07531) 88-4163, 88-3069
Fax X 49 (07531) 88-3018
e-mail: axel.meyer@uni-konstanz.de



Birthdate: 4th August 1960, Mölln, Germany

Bibliometrics:  Google Scholar - h-index = 84 (h=53 since 2008), 24982 total citations (11104 since 2008),  
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qf6eWtgAAAAJ

(June 2013): 313,  ISI-indexed (Web of Knowledge) publications Total number citations = 17994, Average number of citations/article = 61 .43, h-index = 74.  

Since 2007 ISI Highly Cited the world’s 250 most cited researchers in Plant & Animal Sciences.

ResearcherID C-9826-2009 - (Web of Science citations http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-9826-2009).

 

Positions held to date

1997- Professor, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz
1993-1997Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution,
State University of New York at Stony Brook
1993-1997Member of the program in Genetics, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
1990-1993Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution,
State University of New York at Stony Brook.
1988-1990Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Evolution,
Department of Biochemistry, University of California at Berkeley
(with Prof. Allan C. Wilson).

Education

1984 - 1988University of California, Berkeley, Department of Zoology
and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Ph.D program.
1986 - 1987Harvard University, Graduate Program in the Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology and the Museum of Comparative Zoology.
1983 - 1984University of California, Berkeley, Department of Zoology, Master's program.
1982University of Miami, Florida.
1982Universitat Kiel.
1979 - 1982Universitat Marburg, Vordiplom, B.A.
1970 - 1979Katharineum zu Lubeck.

Guestprofessorships

2006 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Ottawa, Canada.
2000-2002Visiting Scholar, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley.
2000-2001 Visiting Scientist, Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA, USA.
1997-2000Visiting Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University.
1996-1997Miller Visiting Research Professor, Departments of Integrative Biology band Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley.

Academic Awards:

2012
2012
2011
2011
2010
                 
2009
Member of The Academy of Europe, Academia europaea
Rosemary and Peter Grant Lecture, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Advanced Grant of the European Research Council
Hectorpreis of the Hector II Foundation
Carus Prize of the City of Schweinfurt

Member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften [ link ]
2009Member of European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) [ link ]
2009Carus Medal of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2009Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
2009Berhard Rensch Lecture, University of Münster, Germany
2009Chair 100th International Titisee Conference, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
2008-2009Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) zu Berlin.
2008European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) award for Communication in the Life Sciences
2007Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
2007CICERO Magazine List of 500 most important intellectuals in Germany.
2007ISI HighlyCited -the world’s 250 most cited researchers in Plant & Animal Sciences.
2006 Ernst Mayr Lecture - Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany.
2006 University of Ottawa Distinguished Visiting Professorship.
2000Akademiepreis der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
1996 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
1996 Miller Visiting Research Professorship, Departments of Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley.
1990Young Investigator Prize, American Society of Naturalists.
1988 -1990Alfred P. Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution.
1988Kofoid Award in Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.
1987 Raney Award, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
1987 University of California, Chancellor's Patent Fund Award.
1986-1987University of California Fellowship.
1986 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid.
1986 G.C. Jordan Award (American Cichlid Association).
1985 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Berkeley.
1985 Margarete T. Kirby Award in Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.
1985 Noyes Award (Organization for Tropical Studies).
1984 Center for Latin American Studies Award, University of California, Berkeley.
1983-1984Fulbright Fellowship (German and American Governments).
1982-1983 Fulbright Fellowship (German and American Governments).

Teaching:

at UC-Berkeley, Harvard University, SUNY-Stony Brook, Konstanz
Animal Behavior, Animal Evolution, Behavioral Ecology, Comparative Vertebrate Morphology,
Genetics, Ichthyology, Introductory Biology, Introductory Zoology, Molecular Evolution,
Principles of Evolution.

Editorial Service

2009 -Editorial Board: PLoS One
2008 -
Editorial Board: Fish and Fisheries
2008 -
Associate Editor: BMC Evolutionary Biology
2008 - 2010
Editorial Board: International Journal of Zoology
2008 -Editorial Board: Zoosystematics and Evolution.
2007 -Editorial Board: Theory in Biosciences.
2007 -Editorial Board: The Open Evolution Journal.
2006 - Editorial Board: Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology
2005 -Editorial Board: BMC Evolutionary Biology.
2004 - Editorial Advisory Board: Genome Dynamics.
2003 - 2006Associate Editor: American Naturalist.
2003 -Editorial Advisory Board: Neotropical Ichthyology.
2001 - Editorial Board: Guelph Ichthyology Reviews.
2001 - 2005Editorial Board: Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
1998 -Editorial Board: Journal of Experimental Zoology - Molecular Developmental Evolution.
1998 -Associate Editor: Journal of Molecular Evolution.
1998 - 2000Editorial Board: Zoology.
1997 - 2004Associate Editor: Molecular Biology and Evolution.
1997 -Advisory Board of Mitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologie.
1995 - 2002Editorial Board: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.
1991 - 1997Book Review Consultant: Quarterly Review of Biology.

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Society of American Naturalists
Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft
Deutscher Hochschullehrer Verband
European Society for Evolutionary Biology
Fellow of the Linnean Society
Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Genetics Society of America
Gesellschaft fur Biologische Systematik
Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Arzte
International Society of Molecular Evolution (Charter member)
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biologists
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Society of Systematic Biologists
Society for the Study of Evolution
Verband Deutscher Biologien

Postdoctoral Fellows and positions they now hold:

Dr. Tomaso Patarnello(1990-1992): now Full Professor at the University of Padova, Italy.
Dr. Tom Titus(1991): now University of Oregon, USA.
Dr. Christian Sturmbauer(1991-1993): now Full Professor at the University of Graz, Austria.
Dr. Thomas Stadler(1994): now Assistant Prof. University of Munich, Germany.
Dr. Paul Spruell(1994): now Assistant Professor, Southern Utah University, USA.
Dr. Rafael Zardoya(1995 - 1997): now Professor at the Naural History Museum, Madrid.
Dr. Gabriele Gerlach(1997 - 2001): now Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst., USA.
Dr. Thomas Breithaupt(1997 - 2002): now Lecturer, University of Hull, UK.
Dr. David Hosken(1999 - 2000): now Lecturer at the University of Bath, UK.
Dr. Yves Van de Peer(1999 - 2001): now Full Professor at the Dept. of Bioinformatics, Ghent University, Belgium.
Dr. Edward Malaga(1998 - 2001): now Assistant Professor at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Dr. Henner Brinkmann(1998 - 2002): now University of Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Tomas Hrbek(1999 - 2002): now Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico, USA.
Dr. Izeni Farias(2001 - 2002): now Professor, University of the Amazona, Manaus, Brazil.
Dr. John Taylor(2000 - 2002): now Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Dr. Miguel Vences(2001 - 2002): now Professor, University of Braunschweig, Germany.
Dr. Christian Klingenberg(2000 - 2002): now Senior Lecturer in Genetics at the University of Manchester, UK.
Dr. Jaime Garcia-Moreno(2000 - 2003): now Assistant Prof. University of Costa Rica.
Dr. Joe Jones(2001 - 2002): now Monterey Bay Research Institute, Monterey, USA.
Dr. Wei-Jen Chen(2002 - 2003): now CNRS Bordeaux, France.
Dr. Simona Santini(2001 - 2003): now Postdoc, Stazione Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy.
Dr. Julia Day(2002 - 2003): now at The Natural History Museum, London, UK.
Dr. Mai-Britt Becker(2003 - 2004): now German Science Foundation.
Dr. Jing Luo(2002 - 2005): now Chinese Academy of Science, Wuhan, China.
Dr. Walter Salzburger
(2001 - 2006): now group leader, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr. Marta Barluenga
(2001 - 2006): now postdoc, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Dr. Paul Bunje
(2004 - 2006): now University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dr. Thierry Wirth
(2004 - 2006): now Professor, University of Paris, France

Former Ph.D. and lab-members, who now hold Professorships:

Dr. Guillermo Orti(1990 - 1995): now Associate Professor, University of Nebrasca, USA.
Dr. Ehab Abouheif(1993 - 1997): now Assistant Professor, McGill University, Canada.
Dr. Daniel Funk(1992 - 1996): now Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, USA.
Dr. Ines Horovitz(1992 - 1996): now Assistant Professor, UCLA, USA.
Dr. Maria Kretzmann(1993 - 1996): now Associate Professor, Glendale Community College, USA.
Dr. Peter Ritchie(1991 - 1993): now Senior Lecturer, University of Victoria, New Zealand.
Dr. Luca Bargelloni(1993 - 1994): now Assistant Professor, University of Padova, Italy.
Dr. Michel Milinkovitch(1994 - 1995): now Full Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Lukas Ruber(1994 - 1995): now Curator, The Natural History Museum, London, UK.
Dr. Lacy Knowles(1992 - 1996): now Associate Professor, University of Michigan, USA.
Dr. Anthony Wilson(1998 - 2002): now Assistant Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. Romulus Abila(2003 - 2004): now Lecturer, Kisumu University, Kenya.


Service in Scientific Societies:

* Raney-Award Committee, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (1993).
* Student Awards Committee, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (1994).
* John Maynard Smith Prize Committee, ESEB (2000).
* Councilor for the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (2001 - ).
* Scientific Board of the European Society of Evolutionary Developmental Biology (2005 - ).
* Member International Affairs Committee of the Society for the Study of Evolution (2007 - ).


Service as Reviewer - Scientific Journals (partial list):

BioEssays, Biol. J. Linnean Soc., BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Genomic, BMC Biology, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Conservation Biology, Copeia, Current Biology, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Development, Development Genes and Evolution, EMBO-Reports, EMBO-Journal, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Ethology, Ethology Ecology & Evolution, Evolution, Evolution & Development, Evolutionary Anthropology, Functional Ecology, Genetics, Gene, Genomics, Genome Research, Heredity, J. Heredity, Hereditas, J. of Evolutionary Biology, J. Experimental Biology, J. of Fish Biology, J. of Molecular Evolution, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Development and Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Reviews Genetics, PLOS Biology, PloS One, Proc. Natl. Academy of Sciences USA, Proceedings of the Royal Society (Biology), Quarterly Review of Biology, Science, Systematic Biology, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Trends in Genetics, J. Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, Zoology, Zoological J. Linn. Soc.

Service as Reviewer - Granting Agencies (partial list):

Belgian Science Foundation, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK), Canadian Research Council, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, European Science Foundation, Fond zur Wissenschaftlichen Forderung (Austria), Guggenheim Foundation, International Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Leakey Foundation, McArthur Foundation USA, NOAA U.S., National Environmental Research Council of the UK, NSERC UK, National Geographic Society USA, National Science Foundation U.S., Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Roche Foundation, Royal Society of New Zealand, Swiss National Science Foundation, Volkswagen Stiftung, Welcome Trust, UK.

Service as Consultant and Advisor:


* Faculty in Woods Hole (USA) Summer Course on Molecular Evolution (since 1999).
* Scientific Advisor for the Cologne Science Center, Cologne, Germany (since 2001 - 2005).
* Scientific Advisory Board for the Cologne Science Center, Cologne, Germany (since 2005).
* Member of the Scientific Advisory Board: Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Evolution, New Zealand (since 2003).
* Advisory Committee: Dept. Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, Columbia University, USA (since 2003).
* College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chair Program, NSERC, Canada (since 2003).
* Member of the RefPool of the European Science Foundation (since 2002).
* Redaktionskritik “Wisscnschaft” of “Der Spiegel” (2002).
* Member of AmphibiaTREE (since 2004).
* Weekly Science Columnist “Quantensprung” for the newspaper “Handelsblatt” (since 2005).
* Vertrauensdozent der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (since 2006).
* Panel Member (Evolutionary, population and environmental biology) of the European Research Council (since 2007).
* Advisor to National Public Radio (USA) on documentary “DNA Files” (2007).
* Member of the Kuratorium der Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (since 2007).
* Redaktionskritik “ZEIT Campus” (2007).
* External member of the Life Sciences Program at the ENS Lyon, France (since 2007).
* Scientific Advisory Board of the Giordano Bruno Foundation (since 2007).


Invited seminars (since 1989)

1989Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of California, Irvine, CA.

Department of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry, Munich, Germany.

Laboratoire de Biologie Moleculaire Vegetale, Univ. Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.

Institut fur Zoology, Universitat Wien, Austria.

Fachbereich Zoologie, Universitat Munchen, Germany.
1990Department of Organismal Biology, University of Chicago, IL.

Fachbereich Zoologie, Universitat Gottingen, Germany.

Fachbereich Biologie, Universitat Tubingen, Germany.

Fachbereich Biologie, Universitat Innsbruck, Austria.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Verhaltensphysiologie, Seewiesen, Germany.

Alexander von Humboldt Universitat, Berlin, Germany.

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.

Department of Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY, Binghampton, NY.

Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona State University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
1991Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Connecticut, CT.

Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, IL.

Department of Systematics and Ecology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
1992Fachbereich Zoologie, Universitat Gottingen, Germany.

Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
1992Fachbereich Biologie, Univeristat Wurzburg, Germany.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Biologie, Tubingen, Germany.

Zoological Institute, University of Leuven, Belgium.

Departimento di Biologia, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Italy.

Museum fur Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat, Berlin, Germany.

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

CTAG, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Fachbereich Biologie, Universitat Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.

Zoologisches Institut, Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA.
1993Department of Microbiology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY.

School of Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

British Museum of Natural History, London, England.

Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI.

Department of Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara, CA.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Biologie, Tubingen, Germany.
1994Department of Biological Science, University of California, Riverside, CA.

Department of Biology, Hofstra University, NY.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA.

Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Limnologie, Plon, Germany.
1995Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Department of Biology, SUNY-Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY.

Deparment of Genetics, University of Cologne, Germany.

Fachbereich Zoologie, Universitat Hamburg, Germany.

Departamento de Ecologia, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.
1996Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Miller Institute, University of Califonia, Berkeley, CA.

Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
1996Center for Population Biology, University of California, Davis, CA.

Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Department of Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.

Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-St. Louis, MO.

Fachbereich Biologie, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland.

Fachbereich Biologie, Universitat Konstanz, Germany.

Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV.

Department of Biology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

Fachbereich Biologie, Universitat Oldenburg, Germany.

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.
1997Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Biochemische Medizin, Gottingen, Germany.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Biologie, Tubingen, Germany.
1998Zoologisches Institut, Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Museum fur Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat, Berlin, Germany.

Department of Zoology, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Free University, Berlin, Germany.

University of Bonn, Germany.

University of Innsbruck, Austria.

University of Wurzburg, Germany.

University of Leipzig, Germany.
1999Duke University, Durham, NC.

University of Osnabruck, Germany.

University of Montepellier, France.

University of Vienna, Austria.

Univeristy of Utah, UT.

University of Oregon, OR.

University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Australian National Museum, Sydney, Australia.

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

University of Zurich, Switzerland.
2000Universidad Compulse of Madrid, Spain.

National Natural History Museum, Spain.

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Molekulare Genetik, Berlin, Germany.

INPA, Manaus, Brasil.

University of Belem, Brasil.

University of Frankfurt, Germany.

University of Tubingen, Germany.

University of Hamburg, Germany.

University of Jena, Germany.
2001Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA.

Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, CA.

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

University of Hannover, Germany.

University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

University of Heidelberg, Germany.
2002Max-Planck-Institut for Limnology, Plon, Germany

Max-Planck-Institut for Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany.

Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece.

National Natural History Museum, Madrid, Spain.
2003University of Otago, New Zealand.

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
2003Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Te Mana Museum, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore.

National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Sanger Centre, Cambridge-Hinxton, UK.

Free University, Berlin, Germany.

University of Ulm, Germany.
2004Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology, Tubingen, Germany.

SARS-Institute, EMBO, Bergen, Norway.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Zuchtungsforschung, Koln, Germany.
2005University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Studium Generale, University of Mainz, Germany.

Seoul National University, Republic of South Korea.

Ewha Womans University, Republic of South Korea.

Dongguk University, Republic of South Korea.

Temasek LifeScience Laboratory (TLL), National University of Singapore, Singapore.

University of Georgia, Athens, USA.

Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, USA.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Museum fur Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany.

Max-Planck-Institute for Cell Biology, Dresden, Germany.
2006ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

University of Lyon, France.

University of California, Davis, USA.

University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

University of California, Irvine, USA.

Universitat Leipzig, Germany.

University of Ottawa, Dept. of Biology, Ottawa, Canada.

University of Uppsala, Dept. of Neurobiology, Sweden.

University of Uppsala, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, Sweden.

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
2007Dept. of Biology, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Dept. of Biology, University of Sardinia, Italy.

Gottinger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Gottingen, Germany.

Dept. of Biology, Columbia University, New York, USA.
2008University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.

University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

University of California, Berkeley, USA.
2009University of Zurich, Ringvorlesung Evolution, Zurich, Switzerland.

Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany.
2010Silwood Park, Imperial College, UK.

Universitat Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA.

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA.

University of California, Davis, USA.

University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Harvard University, OEB Dept., Cambridge, USA.


Invitations to Symposia, Named Lectures and Keynote Addresses:

1988"Mitochondrial DNA in Ichthyology and Herpetology", American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

(T. Dowling & L. Densmore organizers; Ann Arbor, USA).

"Complex Organismal Functions: Integration and Evolution in Vertebrates", Dahlem Workshop.

(D.B. Wake and G. Roth organizers; Berlin, Germany).
1989"Biology of Latimeria", American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

(J. Musick, organizer; San Francisco, USA).

"DNA Sequences and Phylogeny", American Society of Zoologists

(J. Cracraft and M. Miyamoto, organizers; Boston, USA).
1990"Young Investigator Symposium", ASN, SSE, ICSEB IV

(for the Young Investigator Prize of the American Society of Naturalists; College Park, USA).
1991"Labroid Evolution", American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

(M.L.J. Stiassny and P.N. Reinthal organizers; New York, USA).

"Biodiversity and Conservation", American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

(R. Pister organizer; New York, USA).

Keynote address at "Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Cichlid Fishes",

International Ichthyological Congress (Den Hague, The Netherlands).
1992"Evolution of Developmental Polymorphisms", Society for the Study of Evolution

(J. Kingsolver, organizer; Berkeley, USA).

Plenary address "Genetics and Evolution of Aquatic Organisms" (A. Beaumont, organizer; Bangor, UK).

"Conservation Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology: A Case Study of the Cichlid Fauna of Lake Victoria".

(P.A. Fuerst, organizer; Columbus, USA).
1993International Symposium on the Limnology, Climatology and Paleoclimatology of the East African Lakes,

(E. Odada and T.C. Johnson, organizers; Jinja, Uganda).

"Speciation in Ancient Lakes", (K. Martens, B. Goddeeris and G.W. Coulter, organizers

At the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium).

Plenary address at "Molekulare Daten und die Phylogenese der Wirbeltiere",

Annual meeting of the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, Salzburg, Austria.

"Evolutionary Biology", (R. Wehner, organizer; Instititute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Germany).
1994Address at "Workshop on Systematic Biology" European Science Foundation,

(P. Colyer, organizer; Natural History Museum, London, UK).

Ringberg Symposium of the Max-Planck-Society "Population Biology and Evolution: Interface between

Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics", (W. Gabriel, organizer; Schlos Ringberg, Tegernsee, Germany).

"New Uses for New Phylogenies", (Paul Harvey, A. Leigh-Brown & John Maynard-Smith, organizers; Discussion meeting of the Royal Society, London, UK).
 "Variation and Evolution of Human Pathogens", (R.M. Anderson & J. Maynard Smith, organizers; Ciba Foundation, Discussion meeting of the Royal Society, London, UK).
1995Ringberg Symposium of the Max-Planck-Society "Evolution and Development",

(C. Nusslein-Volhard, organizer; Schlos Ringberg, Tegernsee, Germany).

“Molecular Evolution and Adaptive Radiation” (T.J. Givnish & K.J. Sytsma, organizers; Society for the Study of Evolution, Montreal, Canada).

Plenary address at "Interactions Between Genetics and Ecology", (P. Ward organizer; Swiss Zoological Society, Zurich, Switzerland).

“Genetics and Biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika” (H. Molsa organizer, Univ. of Kuopio, Finland).

"Evolution on Islands", (B. Clark & P.Grant, organizers; Royal Society, London, UK).

"Mechanisms of Speciation: the Origins of Biodiversity”, (B. Clark & P.Grant, organizers; CIBA-Foundation, London, UK).
1996Plenary address (Swets and Zeitlinger lecture) at: Lustrum Symposium “Surprising Evolution”

(K. Barel, organizer); Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands).
1997Plenary address “Congruence between morphological and molecular systematics”

at: “Fifth International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology”, Bristol, UK (J.M.V. Rayner organizer).

Keynote address: at “Nuclear DNA Markers and the Evolution of Fishes”,

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, (A. Shedlock, organizer: Seattle, USA).

EMBO workshop: “Development and Evolution” (W. Gehring and A. Morata, organizers: Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investgaciones, Madrid, Spain).
1998"The Revolution in Systematics", (J. Klein & A. Arnaiz-Villena, Found. Ramon Areces, Madrid, Spain).

“Ecological Genetics; Isolation by Distance” (Leuven, Belgium, F. Volckaert, organizer).

"DFG workshop on “The Evolution of Developmental Processes” (D. Tautz, organizer; Tutzing, Germany).

“Sexual Selection and Species Diversity”, Annual meeting of the Royal Dutch Society of Zoology

(Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Keynote address: “Evolution and speciation” at International Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the

British Isles, (G. Carvalho and G .Turner, organizers, Southhampton, UK).

“Homology” (Novartis Symposium, B. Hall, organizer, London, UK).

“Johannes Muller Vorlesung”, Department of Biology, Free University of Berlin.

Invitations to Symposia and Keynote Addresses (cont.) 2:
1999“Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution” (The Systematics Association and British Museum

symposium, P. Ahlberg, organizer, London, UK).

“Phylogeny and Mitochondrial Genetics” (Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution symposium, J. Boore and D. Mindell, organizers, Brisbane, Australia).

Keynote address: at “Evolution of species flocks in East African cichlid Fishes” (Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, M. Taborsky & C. Sturmbauer, organizers, Barcelona, Spain).

“Marine Ecology and Evolution, from Fossils to Molecules” (Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, G. Bernardi & S. Planes, organizers, Barcelona, Spain).
2000“Keynote address: “ Die Evolution der Landwirbeltiere” (121. Versammlung der Gesellschaft Deutscher

Naturforscher und Arzte” (Bonn, Germany, E.L. Winnacker, organizer).

“Keynote address: “Cichlid fishes: speciation, molecular phylogeny and biogeography” at the Brasilian

Congress of Genetics. (I. Farias, organizer, Sao Paolo, Brasil).

“Phylogeography, hybridization and speciation” (R. Butlin and M. Ritchie organizers, Aussois France)

“Keynote address: "Aquatic habitats as ecological islands” (British Ecological Society, Plymouth, UK).

“Hom/Hox clusters and evolution of morphology” (annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, B. Swalla, organizer, Altanta, USA).

“Phylogeography and interspecific variation” (American Genetics Association, Presidential Symposium, J. Avise, organizer, Yale University New Haven, USA).

Workshop on molecular evolution. (MBL, Woods Hole, MA, USA).

“Evolution: from molecules to ecosystems” symposium in celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the University of Valencia, Spain.
2001“German Scientists in the USA: Challenges for Higher Education and Science Policy”. (Center for Research on Innovation and Society, C. Buechtemann, organizer, Palo Alto, CA).

“Hox genes and morphological innovation in animals”, symposium at the European Evolution

Society, Aarhus, Denmark, organized by Rob De Salle and Bernd Schierwater.

“Fish Genomics: Structural & Functional Aspects” (3rd Anton Dohrn Workshop, Napoli, Italy, Bernardi, org.).

"Gene-duplications and the evolution of developmental control genes" Wittenberg Symposium of the German Genetics Society (DGG). Symposium organized by A. Meyer and M. Schartl.

"Milestones in Systematics" (3rd Biannial meeting of the British Systematics Association, Imperial College London, Peter Forey and David Williams, organizers).
2002"5th International Conference on Zebrafish Development and Genetics” (Madison, USA, organized by A.

Meyer, H. Okamoto, F. Rosa, L. Solnica-Krezel, D. Stanier).

"Evolution of Developmental Diversity” (Cold Spring Harbor Symposium, by N. Patel and R. Behringer).

"Keynote address at the 2002 meeting of the German Vertebrate Palaentology Society”

“Kolloquium Evolution ? Stiftung Nachberuflich Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung” (E.-P. Fischer, organizer).

“Keynote address at:”2nd Sino-German Symposium on Complex Biological Systems. Kunming, China.

“Evolutionary developmental biology” (Symposium at the ICSEB meeting, Patras, Greece, org. by J. Hodin).

“Keynote address at:”EEEF 2002” (Quebec City, Canada, organized by D. Grarant).

‘Festredner zur Verleihung des Forderpreises der Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Molekularbiologie, Heidelberg.

“Keynote address at: SIAL, Speciation in Ancient Lakes”, Irkutsk, Russia (organized by T. Oleg).

Workshop on molecular evolution. (MBL, Woods Hole, MA, USA).

Workshop “Evolution”, Cusanus Werk, Bildungsstatte Papenburg (organized by G. Peters), Germany.
2003“Functional evolution of duplicate genes" SMBE 2003 Symposium, W.-H. Li organizer, -Irvine, CA, USA).

Invited lecture at the ESEB 2003 symposium “Evolution on Islands” organized by Sara Goodacre (Leeds, UK).

Invited lecture at the ESEB 2003 symposium, “Adapative radiations” organized by K. Bachmann (Leeds, UK).

“50-Jahr-Feier zur Entdeckung der DNS, organized by “Die Zeit”, DFG, Robert-Bosch-Stiftung, Leipzig.

“Johannes-Muller-Vorlesung”, Department of Biology, Free University of Berlin.

Workshop on molecular evolution. (MBL, Woods Hole, MA, USA).
2004“Genetics of Natural Selection”, W.-H. Li organizer, University of Chicago, USA.

“Mechanism of adaptation, genetic differentiation and speciation”, D. Tautz & W. Stephan organizers, Munich.

“Workshop on NIH white paper for a cichlid genome”, H. Hoffmann organizer, Harvard University.

“Molecular Bases of Organismal Diversity and Evolution. T. Miyata & T. Gojobori organizers, Kyoto, Japan.

“Medaka Genomics Workshop” H. Mitani, organizer. Univ. of Tokyo, Japan.

Keynote lecture: “50th Anniversary Symposium of the Verband Deutscher Biologen” ? Bonn, Germany.

“Invited lecture” at Centenary Symposium for Ernst Mayr at Harvard University.

“Seen der Welt”, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

“Evening lecture: “Streitfall Evolutionsbiologie”, (U. Hossfeld & U. Kutshera, org.) Univ. of Jena, Germany.

“Montagseminar” am Max-Planck-Institute fur Entwicklungsbiologie Tubingen.
2005“Keynote address” at Aquarama 2005, (L. Orban organizer), Singapore.

Workshop on molecular evolution. (MBL, Woods Hole, MA, USA).

“Keynote address” at annual meeting Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Auckland, New Zealand.

“Hybridization” (W. Salzburger and A. Meyer, organizers) at annual meeting of the European Society

for Evolutionary Biology, Krakow, Poland.

Invitations to Symposia and Keynote Addresses (cont.) 3:

“Van Leeuwenhoek Lecture on BioScience”, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

German Science Foundation ? National Science Foundation (USA) Panel on Biodiversity (Washington D.C.)

“Prevertebrate-Vertebrate Transition” Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

“Public Keynote” at annual meeting Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Auckland, New Zealand.

“Natural selection and quantitative trait variation” Austrian Academy of Sciences Symposium, Graz, Austria.

“Keynote lecture at the opening ceremony of the exhibit “Evolution: Wege des Lebens”

Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany.

“Ph.D. Student Invited Seminar Speaker” Dept. of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, USA.
2006“Dahlem Colloquium” at Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biology, Berlin, Germany.

“Symposium Honoring Ernst Mayr”, Linnean Society, London, UK.

Workshop on molecular evolution. (MBL, Woods Hole, MA, USA).

“Genome evolution in Eukaryotes”. GEE Summer School. (M. Passamonti, org.) Bologna, Italy.

“Genetics of speciation” (L. Rieseberg, org.), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

“Kognitive und affective Neurowisschaft ? neue Leitwissenschaft unserer Kultur? Konstanz, Germany.

“1st Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute User Meeting”, Walnut Creek, CA, USA.

“Ernst Mayr Lecture” Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany.

“Hox genes” (J. Garcia-Fernandez, organizer), European Soc. Dev. Evol. Prague, Cech Republic.

“Distinguished Visisting Professor Public lecture”, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

“Zukunft heute” at the Semper Opera in Dresden, Public lecture (Daniel Muller, org.), Dresden, Germany.
2007“Regulatory Evolution and Disease” Spain.

“Adaptation and Speciation”, (E. Nevo, organizer), Haifa University, Israel.

“Developmental Evolution” Symposium of the SMBE Society (B.K. Hall organizer) Halifax, Canada.

Keynote at: “Organismal Diversity” Int. Symposium of the Chinese Acadamy of Science. Bejing, China.

Keynote at workshop on biodiversity, University of Tibet, China.

“Evolutionary Genomics”, Jacques Monod Conference, Roscoff, France.

“EvE”-Lecture, University of Tubingen, Germany.

“BioZentrums-Lecture” University of Wurzburg, Germany.

“Banbury Conference on DNA barcoding”, Cold Spring Harbor Laborartory, New York, USA.

“International Barcode of Life Conference” Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
2008“Speciation in space and time” Keynote address at the annual meeting of the GfBS, Gottingen, Germany.

“3rd Poeciliid meeting” Venice, Italy (A. Bisazza and M. Rasotto organizers).

Keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the Italian Society of Evolutionary Biology, Alghero, Italy.

Plenary lecture “Genes in space and time” PROUST ESF meeting, Turin, Italy.

“Speciation and Selection”, (A. Seitz and Th. Hankeln, organizer) Mainz, Germany.

“Evolution across scales” (Tiedemann, R. org.) VW-Symposium, Potsdam, Germany.

“Evolution and Speciation”, International Congress of Genetics, Berlin.

“Communicating with the public” (ELSO 2008 meeting, Nice, France).
2009“Hennig Symposium” Stuttgart (M. Blum and H.-D. Gortz organizers).

“Origin of species ? 150 years later” (H. Ellegren & Staffan, U. org.) Kristineberg, Sweden.

“Commemorating Darwin” La Fondation Les Treilles”, (D. Duboule org.), France.

“Hybridization and the origin of species”, Gottigen, Germany.

“ESF-COST” Complex Systems and Changes. Darwin and Evolution: Nature-Culture Interfaces. Spain.

“200 Years Darwin-China Celebration, Bejing, China”(org. by Manyuan Long and Honya Gu).

“11th International EMBL PhD Student Symposium”, Plenary Speaker, Heidelberg, Germany.

“51. Phyletisches Symposium”, Plenary Speaker, (U. Joger, org.) Braunschweig, Germany.
2010Symposium on “Developmental genomics”, European Evo-Devo Society, (D. Casane, org.) Paris, France.

Keynote address at the annual meeting of the Italian Zoological Society, Palermo, Italy.

”Ecology and Evolution Grand challenges” ? Int. Max-Planck Research School, Seewiesen, Germany.
2011“Keynote address” at the annual meeting of the German Genetics Society (M. Schartl, org.) Wurzburg, Germany.

”Symposium on comparative functional genomics” at the ESEB meeting, (J. Storz, org.) Tubingen, Germany.

Lectures on the Public Understanding of Science:

1998“Johannes Muller Vorlesung”, Department of Biology, Free University of Berlin.
2002“Kolloquium Evolution ? Stiftung Nachberuflich Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung” (E.-P. Fischer, organizer).
Festredner zur Verleihung des Forderpreises der Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Molekularbiologie, Heidelberg.
Workshop “Evolution”, Cusanus Werk, Bildungsstatte Papenburg (organized by G. Peters), Germany.
2003“50-Jahr-Feier zur Entdeckung der DNS, organized by “Die Zeit”, DFG, Robert-Bosch-Stiftung, Leipzig.
“Johannes-Muller-Vorlesung”, Department of Biology, Free University of Berlin.
Te Mana Museum, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Studium Generale, University Konstanz, Germany.
2004“Seen der Welt”, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
“Evening lecture: “Streitfall Evolutionsbiologie”, (U. Hossfeld & U. Kutshera, org.) Univ. of Jena, Germany.
2005“Keynote address” at Aquarama 2005, (L. Orban organizer), Singapore.
“Public Keynote” at annual meeting Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Auckland, New Zealand.
“Keynote lecture at the opening ceremony of the exhibit “Evolution” Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden.
Studium Generale, University Mainz, Germany.
2006“Ernst Mayr Lecture” Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany.
“Distinguished Visiting Professor Public lecture”, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
“Zukunft heute” at the Semper Opera in Dresden, Public lecture (Daniel Muller, org.), Dresden, Germany.
“Zufall Mensch” Evangelische Akademie, Konstanz, Germany.
2007“Lebensformen” Interdisziplinary Lecture Series, University of Konstanz, Germany.
“DNS-Analyse” Verein der Richter und Staatsanwalte in Baden-Wurttemberg, Konstanz, Germany.
“Grose Misverstandnisse uber die Evolution”, Bildungszentrum Konstanz.
“Evolution im Schnelldurchlauf”, Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum, Paderborn, Germany.
“Darwin’s Geheimnis der Geheimnisse” -. Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany.
“Wandel im Nebeneinander: Mechanismen der sympatrischen Artbildung”, Gottinger Akad. Wissenschaften.
2008“Die Evolutionsbiologie im 21. Jahrhundert”Wurzburger Residenz Symposium.
“Darwin und die Evolutionsbiologie im 21. Jahrhundert. Volkshochschule Tuttlingen.
2009“Evolutionsbiologie und die Biologie:, Ringvorlesung Evolutionsbiologie, Universitat Giesen, Germany.
“Salon Sophie Charlotte ? Die Evolution empfangt Ihre Kinder” Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie, Berlin.
“Studium Generale ? Ringvorlesung Evolutionsbiologie” Heidelberger Akademie, Universitat Tubingen.
“Ringvorlesung Evolutionsbiologie”, Universitat Freiburg, Germany.
“Ringvorlesung Evolutionsbiologie”, Universitat Zurich, Switzerland.
“MeerWissen” Bregenz, Germany.
“Studium Generale ? Universitat Konstanz, Germany.
“VHS Schwabisch-Hall”, Schwabisch-Hall, Germany.
“VHS Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
“Vbio Jahrestagung”, Berlin, Germany.
“Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften”Kulturelle Evolution. Berlin, Germany.
“Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften”Religion und Evolution. Berlin, Germany.
“Universitat Graz, Festvortrag zum 150. Jubilaum der Veroffentlichung von Darwin’s Origin. Austria.
“Akademische Begegnung” Ellenrieder-Gymnasium Konstanz, Germany.
“Uni Downtown; bringt Wissenschaft in die Stadt, Konstanz, Germany.
2010“Darwin-Tag”, Universitat Kiel, Germany.
“Tag der Technik - Evolution in der Technik” BBAW, Berlin, Germany.
Verleihung des Carus Preises der Stadt Schweinfurt, Germany.
Festvortrag zur Verleihung des Umweltpreises der LBS, Stuttgart, Germany.
Berlinger Seniorenakademie, Berlingen, Switzerland.
2011“Darwin-Tag”, Naturkundemuseum Linz, Austria.