The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Centre for Molecular Biodiversity Research (zmb)



Scientists of the zmb work on diverse aspects of molecular biodiversity research.

The spectrum of activities reaches from molecular taxonomy and DNA barcoding (group Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele on marine molluscs) to speciation research (group Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele, Dr. Oliver Niehuis on Chrysididae, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof on african cichlids and land gastropods) and evolutionary genomics (Dr. Oliver Niehuis, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof) to bioinformatics (Dr. Oliver Niehuis, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof, Dr. Christoph Mayer, Dr. Alexander Donath) and biobanking (Dr. Jonas Astrin).


Computational Genomics

Comparative Vertebrate Genomics

Comparative Insect Genomics

Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology

Graduate School (GBR)

Contact person

Chair "Systematic Zoology"
+49 228 9122-200
+49 228 9122-202
b.misof [at]