Prof. Erich Bornberg-Bauer

Group Leader

Email: (administration)

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

Room: 100.16


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, 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 ...)

Vulgarisation, PUSH and contribution to (anti-)social media:

Research Consortia:

  • GEvol - Genomic Basis of Evolutionary Innovations, DFG SPP 2349 (2022 - ongoing)
  • 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.

Merits and Community Services:

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