Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity

Institution (Original name) 
Zoologische Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Adenauerallee 160
Postal code 
53113
City 
Bonn
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Germany
Phone 

(+49) 2289122200

E-mail 
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Museum
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
No
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Prof. Dr. J. Wolfgang Wägele, Director, Systematics and Phylogenetics, +49 (0) 228 9122 200 w.waegele@zfmk.de

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Dr. Stephanie Pietsch, Director’s Assistant, DNA Barcoding and Rapid Biodiversity Assessment, +49 (0) 228 9122 352, (S.Pietsch@zfmk.de)

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WITH CONNECTIONS TO CETAF
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field + Working Group or Project involved in 

Dr. Cornelia Löhne, Scientific Advisor to the Director, Scientific Advisor to the Director, +49 228 9122-352, c.loehne@zfmk.de

Member of the Executive Committee? 
Yes
Executive Committee position 
Secretary
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Prof. Dr. J. Wolfgang Wägele Tel.: +49 (0)228 9122 200 Fax: +49 (0)228 9122 202 E-Mail: w.waegele@zfmk.de Also Head of Dept. Systematic Zoology (University Bonn)

Governing and executive bodies 

Foundation Board: Representatives of funding federal and state ministries (BMBF, MIWF), University of Bonn, speaker of the Scientific Advisory Council, further nominated members Scientific Advisory Council

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections
c) Post-docs / PhD students
d) Others (Associates, etc.)
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)46
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions
f) Collection Managers / technicians
g) Others
TOTAL (e+f+g) 53
Total permanent staff 
80
Total non-permanent staff 
19
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
99
Male (%) 
59
Female (%) 
41
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
15
List of laboratories 
  1. 6 laboratories for entomology
  2. 4 laboratories for vertebrate anatomy and taxonomy
  3. 5 laboratories for phylogenetics, genomics, DNA-barcoding, tissue preservation
List of key tools (e.g. SEM, 3D, scanners/printers,...) 

Biobank IT cluster SEM x-ray laboratory acquaria and terraria robotics and sequencers for DNA lab

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
1
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
The permanent exhibition is a single unit composed of 8 themes
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
Taxonomy, systematics, biogeography and evolution of terrestrial arthropods
Research Field 
Taxonomy, systematics, biogeography and evolution of vertebrates
Research Field 
Phylogenetic systematics based on molecules and morphology, integrative taxonomy
Research Field 
Molecular evolution
Research Field 
Bioinformatics
Research Field 
Biodiversity assessment and monitoring
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
200
Quarterly journals/series 
Other publications 

Myotis Monographs of the BZB

Digital copy of the latest annual report 
EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
...
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Zoology52005000000
Total specimens (all collections) 
5,000,000
Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
Yes
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Hexapoda
Myriapoda
Arachnida
Mollusca
All Taxa of Vertebrata
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 
  • public lectures
  • cultural events
  • guided tours
  • museum nights
  • museum mall party
  • cooperation with schools
  • grand exhibition openings
  • events for children
  • Holiday programs etc.
Logo 
Visitors
Last year:  
120 000
If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Teaching of Systematic Zoology, Phylogenetics, Bioinformatics for graduate and postgraduate students of the University of Bonn

Last update 
11.24.16