Hector Fellow since 2011
Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer

Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer

(Full) Profes­sor for Zoology / Evolu­tion­ary Biology, Univer­sity of Konstanz

Axel Meyer is Profes­sor of Zoology and Evolu­tion­ary Biology at the Univer­sity of Konstanz.

He belongs to the pioneers in the field of evolu­tion­ary biology. For example, he found out that speci­a­tion may occur without geographic barri­ers and discov­ered that genome evolu­tion is possi­ble within few decades. Further­more, he did pioneer work using genetic data to demon­strate relation­ships of individ­ual species.

For his works Axel Meyer received, among others, an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) and the Carus Medal of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopold­ina). The magazine CICERO lists him among the most impor­tant intel­lec­tu­als of Germany. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopold­ina), the Ameri­can Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Berlin-Branden­burg Academy of Sciences and Human­i­ties (BBAW), the Acade­mia Europaea and the European Molec­u­lar Biology Organization.

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Doctor­ate Currently not vacant

Axel Meyer is currently unavail­able to super­vise doctoral projects.


Stress & Epigenetics

How fishes contribute to the treat­ment of post-traumatic stress disorder

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research project by Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer & Prof. Dr. Thomas Elbert.

Forschungsfeld Biologie

— Biology

Evolu­tion­ary Biology

Research fields

Devel­op­men­tal and morpho­log­i­cal diver­sity as well as their evolu­tion­ary interconnections
Genesis of genomic