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, speciation research, comparative and evolutionary genomics to bioinformatics. Core facilites like the molecular laboratory and the Biobank are also administered by zmb.


Computational Genomics

Comparative Vertebrate Genomics

Comparative Insect Genomics

Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology

Graduate School (GBR)

Contact person

Head (interim) Centre for Molecular Biodiversity Research
Scientific head of molecular lab (zmb)
+49 228 9122-356
+49 228 9122-295
l.podsiadlowski [at]