Britta S. Meyer
Evolutionary Biologist
working on (epi)genetic diversity
in natural populations
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About me

My name is Britta Meyer and I am an evolutionary biologist. My main interest is in the field of (epi)genetic diversity of species and the (epi)genetics of ageing. In my work I apply methods from phylogenetics, molecular evolution, population genetics and recently also epigenetics - i.e. investiagting DNA methylation variabilty from various natural populations. Here I listed some of my professional steps. If you would like to get my full CV, please drop me a mail.

  • 2007-2008

    Diploma thesis

    Zoology, University of Hamburg
    and the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin, Germany

    Genetic variability (MHC and mitochondrial D-Loop) and parasite burden of a neotropical rodent (Euryoryzomys russatus Wagner, 1848) in two fragments of the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

  • 2008

    Research Assistant

    FTZ, Research and Technology Centre, University of Kiel, Büsum, Germany

    Working on research vessels - "Seabirds at Sea" on Baltic and North Sea

  • 2009-2014

    Doctoral thesis

    Salzburger Lab, Evolutionary Biology,
    University of Basel, Switzerland:

    A multi-marker perspective on the evolutionary history of East African cichlid fishes

  • 2010, 2015 - NOW

    Instructor and/or Co-Organizer

    Evomics, Molecular Evolution (2010/2015) and/or Population and Speciation Genomics Workshop (2018-NOW), Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • 2010


    Organization of Cichlid Science Meeting

  • 2014-2018

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

    (Epi)genomics in Baltic sea populations of the three-spine sticklebacks (BAMBI-Project)

  • 2018-now

    Postdoctoral Researcher

  • 2018

    Award for the project "Epigenetics of Ageing"

  • 2019


    Workshop “Causes and Consequences of Inclusive Inheritance" Max-Planck Institute Behavioral Genomics, Plön, Germany

  • To be


My general research interests: ageing, epigenetics, biodiversity, molecular evolution, phylogenies, population genetics, adaptation processes in birds and fish.
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Cichlid Research

Phylogenies and Biogeography

Stickleback Research

(Epi)genomics of local adaptation

Tern Research

Epigenetics of ageing in common terns

Blackcap Research

Geolocator and Genomics


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My Collaborators

Thanks to the here listed co-authors, influential colleagues and friends.

Miriam Liedvogel

Plön and Wilhemshaven

Supervisor, Terns and Blackcap

Sandra Bouwhuis


Supervisor, Terns

Andrea Bours


PhD student in the Island Blackcap-Project

Thorsten Reusch


Supervisor, (Epi)genomics of Sticklebacks

Christophe Eizaguirre


(Epi)genomics of Sticklebacks

Melanie J. Heckwolf


PhD/Postdoc in the (Epi)genomics of Sticklebacks

Joost Raeymaekers


MHC & PopGenom Teaching

Kostas Sagonas


Sticklebacks, Parasites and Methylation

Alice Balard


Sticklebacks, Parasites and Methylation

Emiliano Trucchi


Epigenetic Clock of King Penguins

Robin Cristofari


Epigenetic Clock of King Penguins

Freddy Chain

Lowell, MA

Sticklebacks, CNV and Methylation




Alexandra Anh-Thu Weber

EAWAG, Dübendorf

Epigenetics of freshwater bivalves

Jessy Bokvist

University of Calgary

Epigenetics of Coho Salmons

Cesky Krumlov Organisation team

Everywhere, World

Computer Lab & Organization

Walter Salzburger


Doctoral Thesis Supervisor

Adrian Indermaur


Phylogeography, Co-Author

Michael Matschiner


Phylogenies, Co-Author

Emilia Santos


Evo-Devo, Co-Author

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