The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Link to 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 (group Dr. Jonas Astrin on all taxa, group Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele on marine molluscs) to speciation research (group Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele, Dr. Oliver Niehuis on Chrysididae, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof on african cichlids and land gastropods) and evolutionary genomics (Dr. Oliver Niehuis, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof) to bioinformatics (Dr. Oliver Niehuis, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Misof, Dr. Christoph Mayer, Dr. Alexander Donath) and biobanking (Dr. Jonas Astrin).


Molecular Taxonomy

Evolutionary Genomics


Computational Genomics


Graduate School (GBR)

Contact person

Head of Centre
Chair "Molecular Biodiversity Research"
+49 228 9122-289
+49 228 9122-295
b [dot] misof [at] leibniz-zfmk [dot] de