The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Link to Leibniz Association

Corporate structure

Two scientific Centres of Excellence are complemented by the Centre of  Public Relations and Exhibition. These three main pillars of the institute are supported by the administration, the library, the Biohistoricum, a graphic artist, the conservators, and other technical assistants (IT, animal keepers, carpentry and other workshops, etc.). The employees' interests are attended to by the employment equity committee.
 
At Museum Koenig, there are 61 authorized posts (including 14 scientific staff and additional 12 in cooperation with the University of Bonn) plus about 130 additional staff (about 15 scientists in externally funded projects, 100 diploma, PhD and federal exam students, 15 volunteers). Since 1989 the director's position is tied to the professorship for Systematic Zoology at the University of Bonn, as well as the head of the Centre of Molecular Biodiversity Research.
 
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)