Kristin Tessmar-Raible appointed
Prof. Dr. Kristin Tessmar-Raible has been appointed to a joint professorship in Marine Chronobiology at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) and the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven. Before coming to Oldenburg, she held a professorship in chronobiology at the University of Vienna.
Tessmar-Raible studied biology at Heidelberg University and earned her PhD at the University of Marburg. She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, before moving to the University of Vienna in 2008 to take up a research group leadership position. In 2013 she received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). She was appointed to a professorship at the University of Vienna in 2015. She was awarded a Consolidator Grant by the ERC in 2015, which will fund a project in which she aims to decipher the molecular basis of lunar rhythms until 2025. Tessmar-Raible's research focuses on a small marine annelid that is particularly well suited to molecular-level research in the laboratory.