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 the professorship for Systematic Zoology at the University of Bonn, as well as, since 2010, the head of the Centre of Molecular Biodiversity Research with the chair of the same name.
 
Corporate Structure of ZFMK

 

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Director: Prof. Dr. J. Wolfgang Wägele
(simultaneously C-4 professorship for Systematic Zoology at the University of Bonn)

Managing Director: Adrian Grüter

Vice-Director: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof
(simultaneously C-4 professorship for Systematic Zoology at the University of Bonn)

Directorate (Director, Managing Director, Vice-Director, Departmental Heads, Director's Assistent)

Scientists' Meeting

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

CENTRE OF TAXONOMY AND EVOLUTIONARY RESEARCH

Department Arthropoda

Head: Dr. Dirk Ahrens

Arachnids
Hymenoptera
Coleoptera
Diptera
Lepidoptera
Myriapoda

Department Vertebrates

 Head: Dr. Fabian Herder

Theriology
Ornithology
Herpetology
Ichthyology

CENTRE FOR MOLECULAR BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH

Head: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof

Phylogenetic
Genomic
Molecular Taxonomy
Bioinformatic / High Performance Computing
Molecular laboratory
Biobank
 

CENTRE FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

Department Public Relations

Head: Sabine Heine

Press and Public Relations
Events
Museum Educationsal Programs
Museum School

Department Exhibitions

Head: Dr. Thomas Gerken

Exhibition Conception
Exhibition Design
Taxodermists
Special Exhibitions

 

Administration and Central Services

Head: Adrian Grüter

Property Caretaker
Carpenter
Locksmith
Animal Keeper
Gardener
Information Technology
Library
Biohistoricum
Laboratories (molecular lab, sound lab, histology lab, SEM)