Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth – CV


Prof. Dr. Martin Kaltenpoth

Evolutionary Ecology
Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution
Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 15
55128 Mainz, Germany

Tel. 06131 / 39 24411
Fax 06131 / 39 23731


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015 Full Professor for Evolutionary Ecology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute for Zoology (now iomE)
2009 - 2015 Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany (Research Group Insect Symbiosis)
2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral research with Prof. Dr. Colin Dale, Prof. Dr. Robert Weiss, and Prof. Dr. Jon Seger, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
2006 - 2009 Postdoctoral research with Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm, Zoological Institute, University of Regensburg
2006 PhD in Biology (summa cum laude) with Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg
2003 Diploma in Biology (with honors), University of Würzburg


Honors, Grants, and Awards

2014 Thuringian Research Prize for Basic Research of the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Research, and Digital Society
2014 - 2017 Jena School of Microbial Communication (JSMC), PhD project (funded within the German Excellence Initiative)
2012 - 2015 DFG research grant KA2846/2-1
2011 - 2014 International Max Planck Research School, PhD project (funded by Max Planck Society)
2008 - 2010 DFG research grant STR532/2-2 (Co-PI, with Prof. Dr. Erhard Strohm)
2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral fellowship, Volkswagen Foundation, Germany
2007 Young Scientist Award, Society for Experimental Biology, Glasgow, Scotland
2007 Postdoctoral fellowship, German Science Foundation
2007 Ingrid Weiss/Horst Wiehe Award
German Society for General and Applied Entomology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie)
2006 Biocenter Science Award 2006, University of Würzburg
2005 Travel grant, German National Academic Foundation
2005 Travel grant, Arthur-von-Gwinner Foundation
2005 Research Grant, UNIBUND Würzburg
2004 - 2006 PhD fellowship, German National Academic Foundation
(Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
2002 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant
American Museum of Natural History, USA
2002 Student research grant, Department of Biology, Duke University, USA
2001 - 2002 Student Research Grant Award, Animal Behaviour Society, USA
2001 - 2002 ISA-scholarship (Integrated Studies Abroad), DAAD
2000 Travel grant, German National Academic Foundation
1999 - 2003 Student fellowship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)