Address

Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionsbiologie

Prof. Dr. Diethard Tautz

August-Thienemann-Str. 2

D-24306 Plön

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Prof. Dr. Diethard Tautz

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Prof. Dr. Diethard Tautz

Position:

Scientific member (Director)

Phone:

  • + 49 4522 763-390

Fax:

  • +49 4522 763-281

Email:

Room:

241

Main Focus

Interests:
Diethard Tautz's research interests cover a spectrum of themes in molecular evolution. He is particularly interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of evolutionary adaptations as well as population genetics, speciation and comparative genomics. 

Research fields:
Molecular evolution
Genetic basis of adaptation processes
Speciation

Complete list of publications as PDF:
http://web.evolbio.mpg.de/~tautz/publications_tautz.pdf


Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae:

Born on 17th August, 1957, in Glonn near Munich. Study of Biology in Frankfurt/Main and Tübingen (1976-1981) , PhD in Tübingen (MPI) and EMBL Heidelberg (1983), postdoc Department of Genetics Cambridge (UK) (1983-1985), postdoc MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie Tübingen (1985-1988), Habilitation in Molecular biology Tübingen (1988), Group leader Department of Genetics München Univ. (1988-1990), Professor for molecular evolution Department of Zoology München Univ. (1991-1998), Professor for molecular evolution Institut für Genetik Köln Univ. (1998-2007), Director at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (since 2007).

Scientific Awards:

  • Gerhard Hess prize of the DFG (1990)
  • Philip Morris prize (1995)
  • De Snoo - van 't Hoogerhuys prize (1998)
  • Elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organization, EMBO (since 2001)
  • Elected member of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften (seit 2004)
  • Elected member of the National Academy Leopoldina (since 2008)
  • Member of the scientific council zoology of the DFG (2004 - 2012)
  • Initiator and spokesperson of the SFB 680 "Molecular Basis of evolutionary Innovations" (2005 - 2007)
  • President of the Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (2005-2006)
  • President of VBIO - the German Association of Bioscientists (2010 - 2011)
  • ERC advanced grant (2013 - 2018)
Editorial activities for scientific journals:
  • Editor in Chief of Development Genes and Evolution (1998 - 2004)
  • Associate Editor of Molecular Biology and Evolution (2002 - 2009)
  • Co-Founder and Co-Editor in Chief of Frontiers in Zoology (since 2007)
  • Associate Editor of Molecular Ecology (2004 - 2012)
  • Senior Editor of Molecular Ecology (since 2012)
  • Reviewing editor for eLIFE (since 2012)
  • member of editorial board: Molecular and Developmental Evolution (1998 - 2012)
  • member of editorial board: Development Genes and Evolution (since 2004)
  • member of editorial board: Evolution and Development (since 1998)
  • member of editorial board: Trends in Genetics (since 1992)
  • member of editorial board: Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics (since 2002)
  • member of editorial board: Developmental Biology (since 2007)

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department for Evolutionary Genetics
  • Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
 
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