Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Department of Biology

Department of Biology

We have two major foci in research and teaching, namely 'Organismic Biology' (Botany, Zoology, Ecology, and Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation) and 'Cellular and Molecular Biology' (Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, and Genetics). Both are integral components of the University's research topics 'Environmental Change: Responses and Adaptation (ECRA)' and 'Proteomics and Protein Technologies in Infection Biology, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology'.

There are research and teaching cooperations with members of the following institutions within this university: Earth Sciences, Social Sciences, Medicine, Biochemisty, and Pharmacy.

The number of students with majors in biological sciences currently accounts to 750. We have currently 16 full professors in the Department of Biology whose expertise cover all relevant areas.





Prof. Dr. Doerte Becher, Professor of Microbial Proteomics (Microbiology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4230, Mail: dbecher(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


PD Dr. Irmgard Blindow, Assistant Professor, Experimental Plant Ecology (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)38300 50251, Mail: blindi(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Klaus Fischer, Professor of Animal Ecology (Zoology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4266, Mail: klaus.fischer(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Christian Gliesche, Professor of Microbial Ecology (Microbiology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4943, Mail: christian.gliesche(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Gorke, Professor of Environmental Ethics (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4121, Mail: gorke(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


PD Dr. Martin Haase, Assistant Professor, General and Systematic Zoology (Zoology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4347, Mail: martin.haase(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Sven Hammerschmidt, Professor of Genetics of Microorganisms (Genetics)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4161, Mail: sven.hammerschmidt(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de

Prof. Dr. Steffen Harzsch, Professor of Cytology and Evolutionary Biology (Zoology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4124, Mail: steffen.harzsch(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Hildebrandt, Professor of Animal Physiology and Biochemistry (Zoology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4295, Mail: jph(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Hans Joosten, Assistant Professor (apl.), Paleoecology (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4179, Mail: joosten(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Gerald Kerth, Professor of Applied Zoology and Nature Conservation (Zoology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4100, Mail: gerald.kerth(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


PD Dr. Peter König, Assistant Professor, Botanical Garden (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-1130, Mail: pkoenig(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kreyling, Professor of Experimental Plant Ecology (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4131, Mail: juergen.kreyling(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


PD Dr. Peter Michalik, Head of the Zoological Museum (Zoology)

Tel. +49 (0)3834 86-4099, Mail: michalik(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


PD Dr. Carsten Müller, Assistant Professor, General and Systematic Zoology (Zoology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4240, Mail: carstmue(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de

Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel, Professor of Microbiology (Microbiology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4200, Mail: riedela(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Martin Schnittler, Professor of General and Special Botany (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4123, Mail: martin.schnittler(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Christine Stöhr, Professor of Plant Physiology (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4104, Mail: stoehr(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Schüller, Professor of Biotechnology and Applied Genetics (Genetics)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4154, Mail: schuell(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Gabriele Uhl, Professor of General and Systematic Zoology (Zoology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4239, Mail: gabriele.uhl(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


PD Dr. Martin Unterseher, Assistant Professor, General and Special Botany (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4184, Mail: martin.unterseher(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Tim Urich, Professor of Bacterial Physiology (Microbiology)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4203, Mail: tim.urich(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de


Prof. Dr. Martin Wilmking, Professor of Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics (Botany)

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 86-4095, Mail: wilmking(at)uni-greifswald(dot)de





Department of Biology

Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Hildebrandt

Mary Doktorowski

Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Str. 15a
D - 17489 Greifswald

Tel.:  +49 (0)3834 86-4150
Fax.: +49 (0)3834 86-4173

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