Skip to main content

GenEvo's Scientific Advisory Board

We are very thankful that Franjo Weissing, Paritica Wittkopp and John Parsch support GenEvo as Scientific Advisory Board! These three internationally renowned scientists with experience in establishing PhD programmes agreed to support the development of our programme.

 

Franjo Weissing - Mercator Fellow

We are very pleased that Franjo Weissing reinforces GenEvo's expertise as Mercator Fellow! Franjo is a well-known evolutionary biologist who combines theoretical and experimental evolutionary biology. With his collaboration, additional competence is gained for our projects and project's visibility is increased. He is associated with GenEvo over the long term, including on-site visits in Mainz to foster collaborations. He contributes to GenEvo's training programme by a workshop on theoretical evolutionary biology with the title "Evolutionary design principles underlying gene regulation".

Biography:

  • Since 2005: Professor of Theoretical Biology, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2001 – 2005: Professor by special appointment, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1999: Elected Visiting Professor, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1994 – 2000: Associate Professor in Theoretical Population Genetics (UHD), Groningen, Netherlands
  • 1989 – 1994: Lecturer (UD), University of Groningen, Netherlands
     

Education:

  • 1990: Ph. D. University of Bielefeld
  • 1983: Diploma in Mathematics, University of Bielefeld

 


 

Patricia Wittkopp

Biography:

  • Since 2017: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Sally L. Allen Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Since 2015: Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
     

Education:

  • 1997-2002: Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • 1993-1997: B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology (with “Highest Honors” and distinction), B.S. Chemistry (with distinction), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 


 

John Parsch

Biography:

  • Since 2001: Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  • 1999-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow (Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1998-1999: Postdoctoral Fellow (Department of Biology), University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
     

Education:

  • 1998: Ph. D. (Molecular and Cell Biology), University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • 1992: B. A. (Biology), Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania