Learning and Teaching

Study Evolutionary Biology in Mainz!

International research-oriented studies in an up-to-date laboratory infrastructure

Are you interested in ecology, evolution, genetics, bioinformatics and the latest methods in zoology and botany? The biological institutes of the Johannes Gutenberg University offer future-oriented Bachelor and Master courses in Biology. At the Institute for Organismic and Molecular Evolution (iomE) you can fully specialize in your favorite topics from the field of evolutionary biology. At iomE alone, there are nine internationally recognized professorships that offer courses on the following topics:

  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Social Evolution of Insects
  • Molecular Genetics and Genome Analysis
  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Palaeo- und Population Genomics of Humans and Their Domesticated Animals
  • Didactics of Biology (see also degree program: Bachelor & Master of Education)
  • Evolution Genetics and Phylogenetics of Humans
  • Anthropology, Population Genetics, Statistical Genomics
  • Theoretical Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Biotic Interactions
  • Evolutionary Genetics of Plants
  • Molecular Interactions of Plants

The courses and lectures offered by the evolutionary biology working groups are always close to research and qualify for a wide range of professional tasks in your later profession:

Apart from carrying out the very latest evolutionary biological lab experiments, a central element of all iomE courses is data analysis, which is just as fundamental a skill of biologists as working in the laboratory or in the field.

From winter semester 24/25, the JGU Mainz will offer a Master's program in Evolutionary Biology in addition to the existing biology courses (see below).

Students interested in the discontinued Master's degree course in Anthropology are advised to enrol from April 2024.

In the PhD program GenEvo, doctoral theses on the subject of “Gene Regulation and Evolution” are awarded.

More detailed information on research and teaching is available on the individual homepages of the various working groups.


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About studying and teaching in Biology

Bachelor Biology
Bachelor Molecular Biology
Bachelor & Master of Education (Teaching Degree)
Master Evolutionary Biology
Master Biology
PhD Programme GenEvo
International PhD Programme (IPP)