Principal Investigator, Speaker, Steering Committee

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C.G. Bosch


Kiel University
Zoological Institute


1986 – 1988
Post-Doc – Feodor Lynen fellow of Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation at the Developmental Biology Center, University of California, Irvine, USA

1983 – 1986
Doctoral student, Zoological Institute, University of Munich

1976 – 1983
Study of Biology at University of Munich, Germany, and University College Swansea, UK.

Research Experience/Academic Appointments

Since 2000
Professor (C4) „Allgemeine Zoologie“ at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

1997 -1999
Professor (C3) „Spezielle Zoologie“ at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

1993 -1997
Junior Faculty (Oberassistent, Privatdozent C2), Zoological Institute, University of Munich

1988 – 1993
Research Assistant, Zoological Institute, University of Munich

Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Since 2016
Speaker of the CRC 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”

Since 2016
Member of Expert Council for the “Biology” Programmes, St. Peterburg State University, Russia

Since 2015
Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies (CIFAR)

Since 2015
Speaker, wissenschaftlicher Fakultätsbeirat der Universität Jena

Since 2015
Member, Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Programm-Evaluation der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Since 2013
Speaker of the University Research Focus “”Kiel Life Science” (KLS)

Since 2013
Member Advisory Board, Stiftung Old Herborn University, Institut für Integrative Biologie Herborn an der Dylle

Since 2012
Member and speaker (since 2015) of DFG Review Board 203 Zoology (DFG-Fachkollegium 203 Zoologie)

Since 2008
Editor in Chief, Zoology (Elsevier)

Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute of Advanced Studies) zu Berlin

Kane Memorial Lecturer, University of Hawaii, USA

President Deutsche Gesellschaft für Entwicklungsbiologie (GfE)

Peter Hemmerich Vorlesung, Universität Konstanz

2011, 2016
Member, Selection Committee for International Prize for Biology JSPS, Tokyo

Deputy President Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG)

Koshland Lecture Award, University of Chicago, USA

Vice President of Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

Carl-Friedrich-von-Siemens Foundation Lecture, Munich

Mitglied im Auswahlausschuss der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung zur Vergabe der Feodor-Lynen Stipendien

Doctor „honoris causa“ from St. Petersburg State University, Russian


Associated Research Groups

Communicating the Metaorganism

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