Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Tal Dagan


Kiel University Institute for General Microbiology




2005 – 2011
Habilitation in Microbiology, Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) Düsseldorf

2001 – 2005
PhD in Molecular Evolution, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

1999 – 2000
MSc in Molecular Evolution, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

1996 – 1998
BSc in Biology, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

1990 – 1995
Programmer, Israeli Defense Force

Research Experience/Academic Appointments

since 2013
Professor (W3) of Genomic Microbiology, CAU Kiel

2012 – 2013
Professor (W2) of Genomic Microbiology, HHU Düsseldorf

2011 – 2012
Research fellow, Institute of Molecular Evolution, HHU Düsseldorf

2005 – 2011
Research assistant, Institute of Molecular Evolution, HHU Düsseldorf

Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Best Habilitation prize, HHU Düsseldorf

since 2012
Associate editor in Genome Biology and Evolution

Grantee of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant

Ulrich-Hadding Prize, BMFZ, HHU Düsseldorf




Higher stochasticity of microbiota composition in seedlings of domesticated wheat compared to wild wheat

Ozkurt E, Hassani M A, Sesiz U, Kuenzel S, Dagan T, Ozkan H, Stukenbrock E (2019) BioRxiv doi: 10.1101/685164

Currency, Exchange, and Inheritance in the Evolution of Symbiosis

Wein T, Romero Picazo D, Blow F, Woehle C, Jami E, Reusch TBH, Martin WF, Dagan T (2019) Trends in Microbiology doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2019.05.010


Carrying capacity and colonization dynamics of Curvibacter in the Hydra host habitat

Wein T, Dagan T, Fraune S, Bosch TCG, Reusch TBH and Hülter NF (2018) Front. Microbiol.

Metaorganisms in extreme environments: do microbes play a role in organismal adaptation?

Bang C, Dagan T, Deines P, Dubilier N, Duschl W J, Fraune S, Hentschel U, Hirt H, Hülter N, Lachnit T, Picazo D, Galan P L, Pogoreutz C, Rädecker N, Saad M M, Schmitz R A, Schulenburg H, Voolstra C R, Weiland-Bräuer N, Ziegler M, Bosch T C G (2018); Zoology, doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2018.02.004