Profile Berk Name: Katrin Berk

Status: Ph.D student

Email: k.berk[at]

Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-21086

Room: 205

Research Interests

  • De novo gene emergence and gain of function
  • Human evolution
  • Admixture of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens


PhD studies in the Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics Group, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Germany (since 2020)

MSc in Biology - University of Münster (2017-2020)
- Thesis: Investigating de novo gene evolution in the human lineage

BSc Biology - University of Münster (2015-2017)
- Thesis: Regulation of G6PDH1 activity in Arabidopsis thaliana by post-translational modifications

Studies of biology and chemistry for teaching (2-Fach Bachelor) - University of Siegen and University of Münster (2011 - 2015)


Hassan S., Berk K., Aronsson H. (2021) Evolution and identification of DREB transcription factors in the wheat genome: modeling, docking and simulation of DREB proteins associated with salt stress, Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics