The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Corporate structure

The Museum Koenig has 105.5 permanent positions (of these are 34 scientists) and 82 additional employees (of these are 15 scientists working on third-party funded projects, 52 are doctoral candidates, diploma and state examination candidates, 15 are volunteers). Since 1989 the director's position is tied to a professorship at the University of Bonn, as well as the head of the Centre of Molecular Biodiversity Research.
 
ZFMK-Organigramm

 

Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

-- Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity --
-- Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere --


 

Acting Director: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof
(simultaneously C-4 professorship for Molecular Biodiversity Research at the University of Bonn)

Managing Director: Adrian Grüter

Deputy Director: N.N.

Directorate (Director, Managing Director, Heads of Centres & Departments)

Scientists' Meeting (scientific staff)

Scientific Advisory Board (5-6 internationally renown scientists, 1-2 of them at the University of Bonn)

 

CENTRE OF TAXONOMY AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH

Head: Dr. Fabian Herder

Infrastructure

  • Biodiversity Informatics
  • Morphology Lab
  • Biohistoricum
  • Animal Caretakers

Department Arthropoda

Head: Dr. Dirk Ahrens

Sections

  • Arachnida
  • Hymenoptera
  • Coleoptera
  • Diptera
  • Lepidoptera
  • Myriapoda

Department Vertebrata

Head: Dr. Fabian Herder

Sections

  • Theriology
  • Ornithology
  • Herpetology
  • Ichthyology

 

CENTRE FOR MOLECULAR BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH

Head: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof

Sections

  • Computational Genomics
  • Comparative Vertebrate Genomics
  • Comparative Insect Genomics
  • Metabarcoding & Environmental Genomics
  • Statistical Phylogenetics & Phylogenomics
  • Molecular Taxonomy
  • Algorithmic Development
  • Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology

Infrastructure

  • Molecular Laboratory
  • Biobank
  • High Peformance Computing

 

CENTRE FOR BIODIVERSITY MONITORING

Head: Prof. Dr. N.N.

 

CENTRE FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

Department Public Relations

Head: Sabine Heine

Sections

  • Media Relations
  • Event Management
  • Education

Department Exhibitions

Head: Dr. Thomas Gerken

Sections

  • Exhibition Conception and Management
  • Exhibition Architecture and Design
  • Special Exhibitions

Infrastructure

  • Taxidermy
  • Graphic Design

 

Administration and Central Services

Head: Adrian Grüter

Infrastructure

  • IT-Group
  • Library

Sections

  • Administration
  • Facility Management
  • Central Workshops (Carpenter, Locksmith)
  • Gardener