The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Dr. Eckart Stolle

Head of Section
Tel: +49 228 9122-421
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: e.stolle [at]



Field of work

Insect comparative genomics

Research interests

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member of the steering committee of the GBOP (genomic basis of phenotypic innovation in insect evolution) initiative for a DFG priority program.
Associated member of DFG research unit So-Long (FOR2281/2) between Freiburg, Mainz, Münster, Regensburg, Halle, Frankfurt, Groningen and Friborg.

I am interested in understanding evolutionary processes shaping genomes and chromosomes leading to phenotypic innovation and hence biodiversity. In particular I focus on bees and wasps, including social species. For my research, I’m combining aspects of biodiversity, phylogenetics, population genetics, molecular ecology and genetics with state-of-the-art genomics and bioinformatics approaches, including third generation sequencing, optical and genetic mapping.


International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE), Entomologenvereinigung Sachsen-Anhalt (EVSA)


2019 SMBE Young Investigator Award, 2019 EASI Genomics grant, 2015-2017 Marie-Curie Intra European Fellowship, 2020 DFG grant (sequencing in projects

Further information

thanks to our funders: DAAD, DFG, Marie-Curie-Actions, EASI-Genomics, Erasmus, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, and the German and European Tax Payers!

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