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Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors in scientific and technical matters and autonomously evaluates the scientific and professional results. In addition, the SAB promotes co-operation schemes with adequate research institutes in Germany and abroad.

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are appointed by the Board of Trustees for four years in coordination with the institute’s management. One-time reappointments in direct succession are possible.

The current members of the Scientific Advisory Board are:


Prof. Dr. Andrea Polle
University of Göttingen, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology


Prof. Dr. Michael Spiteller
Technical University Dortmund, Institute for Environmental Research

Further Members

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Altmann
    Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Gatersleben, Department of Molecular Genetics

  • Prof. Dr. Katayoon Dehesh
    UC Riverside, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Kirschning
    University of Hanover, Institute of Organic Chemistry

  • Prof. Dr. Thisbe K. Lindhorst
    University of Kiel, Institute of Organic Chemistry

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Metzlaff
    Bayer AG, Leverkusen

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmülling
    Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Biology

  • Prof. Dr. Claus Schwechheimer
    Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan

  • Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Simon
    Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute of Developmental Genetics

  • Prof. Dr. Dorothea Tholl
    Virginia Tech. Dep. of Biological Sciences, Blacksburg

    This page was last modified on 17.02.2020.

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