Ebb Portrait Mosche Paris 20190623 1 Cropped Name: Prof. Erich Bornberg-Bauer

Status: Group leader

Email: ebb.admin [guesswhat] wwu.de (administration)

Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-21630 (admin), -21011

Room: 100.16


  • Full Professor of Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, School of Biological Sciences, The Westfalian Wilhelms University of Münster, Germany, 2003 - present.
  • Guest professor Universite Lyon1, Claude Bernard, Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive, June 2013 (sabbatical)
  • Visiting Scholar EBI, Thornton Group "The Spices", Cambridge, April - July 2009 (sabbatical)
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK, 2000-2003
  • Project Manager Biochemical Pathways and Databases, EML GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, 1998-2000
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany, 1996-1998
  • Assistant Professor (Univ. Ass.), Institute of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria, 1994-1996
  • Summer School in Complex Systems, SantaFe Institute 1993
  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Biochemistry, University of Vienna, Austria, 1995
  • Diploma (equ. to MSc) in Biochemistry, University of Vienna, Austria, 1992
  • Studies in Biochemistry, Physics and Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria, 1981-1991
  • Best school ever! (BRG4, 1973 -- 1981)

Current Teaching:

  • BSc: Bioinformatics 2 (Evolutionary sequence analysis of proteins and RNA), Enzymology, optional module on Molecular Evolution.
  • MSc: Several specialised courses on molecular evolution and computational biology and modelling of biological systems
  • Contact hours: Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 Room 110.6 (-> contact), please call in advance to secure availability

Research areas:

  • P1: Multi-trait fitness landscape: Modelling Evolvability, Epistasis and Molecular Robustness in Molecular Evolution
  • P2: Algorithms and Evolutionary Dynamics of Modular Protein Evolution
  • P3: Evolutionary Origin, Fixation and Functions of de Novo Protein Coding Genes
  • G1: Comparative Genomics and Molecular Mechansims Underlying Sociality, Ageing and Epigenetics in Insects
  • G2: Population genomics, transcriptomics, meta-genomics and epi-genomics (ended)

Unified Research and Publication Profiles (... just marvel how little they match ...)

Research Consortia:

  • EsCat - Evolutionary Synthetic Biology and Catalysis, EC FP2020 ITN (2016 - 2020)
  • DrosEU - European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium
  • MGSE - Münster Graduate School of Evolution (2009 -- ongoing)
  • EvoPad - Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease, Graduertenkolleg der DFG 2220/0 (2016 - 2020)
  • (T)Race back in Space -- Reconstruction of multi-functional ancestral molecular systems for high-throughput evolutionary selection processes, HFSP Research Grant (2013 - 2017)
  • SoLong - DFG FOR 2281, Comparative genomics of the molecular basis of ageing in social insects (2015 -- 2021)
  • GBR - Leibniz Graduate School on Genomic Biodiversity Research
  • Genome projects (leading roles only): i5k Blattella germanica (german cockroach), Cryptotermes secundus (dry wood termite)
  • DieTerm: Dietary restrictions and molecular effects on fecundity in long-lived termite queens.

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