Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 1998
    Visiting researcher, Mass.General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Lab of G. Ruvkun

  • 2000 – 2001
    Diploma student (thesis), EMBL, Heidelberg; Lab of J. Wittbrodt

  • 2001
    Diploma at the University of Heidelberg, Germany (mark 1, with honors)

  • 2001
    Visiting scientist, Univ. of Cambridge, UK; Lab of W. Harris

  • 2001
    Visiting scientist, EMBL, Heidelberg; Lab of J. Wittbrodt

  • 2001 – 2004
    PhD student, Univ. of Marburg, Germany; Lab of M. Hassel

  • 2002 – 2003
    Visiting scientist, EMBL, Heidelberg; Lab of D. Arendt

  • 2004
    PhD at the University of Marburg, Germany (with honors)

  • 2004 – 2008
    Post-doc, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany, Lab of D. Arendt

  • 2008-2015 Junior Group leader, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Centre for Molecular Biology, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2015-2017 Berta Karlik Professor (special full professorship), Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Centre for Molecular Biology, University of Vienna, Austria

  • since 2017
    Full Professor for Chronobiology, Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Centre for Molecular Biology, University of Vienna, Austria

  • since 2017
    Vice-Dean Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Centre for Molecular Biology, University of Vienna, Austria

Selected publications

  • Stowers JR, Hofbauer M, Griessner J, Higgins P, Fischer RM, Haubensak W, Tessmar-Raible K@, Straw AD@ (2017) Virtual Reality for Freely Moving Animals, Nature Methods, Aug 21. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.4399.

  • Kaiser TS@, Poehn B, Szkiba D, Preussner M, Sedlazeck FJ, Zrim A, Neumann T, Nguyen L-T, Betancourt AJ, Hummel T, Vogel H, Dorner S, Heyd F, von Haeseler A, Tessmar-Raible K@ (2016) The genomic basis of circadian and circalunar timing adaptations in a midge. Nature, Dec 1;540(7631):69-73., doi: 10.1038/nature20151

  • Zantke, J; Ishikawa, T; Arboleda, E; Lohs, C; Schipany, K; Hallay, N; Straw, A; Todo, T, Tessmar-Raible, K@, (2013) Circadian and circalunar clock interactions in a marine annelid (2013) Cell Reports, Sep 25. doi:pii: S2211-1247(13)00472-5. 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.08.031

  • Tessmar-Raible K, Raible F, Arboleda E.: Another place, another timer: Marine species and the rhythms of life. Bioessays. 2011 Mar;33(3):165-72. doi: 10.1002/bies.201000096

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • One of the deans of the Vienna Biocenter Summer School, since 2010

  • One of four members of the PhD Curriculum Committee, VBC PhD programme, since 2011

  • Member of the training and education board of the Marine Genomics Europe Network of Excellence (one of seven board members), 2006 – 2008

  • Facility leader for the MFPL aquatic facility, since 2008 (included planning, organisation, set-up and maintenance of the facility)

  • Member, EUROMARINE strategy consortium for marine science advancement in Europe, since 2010

  • Organizer (one of five) of the 5th biannual meeting of the Euro Evo Devo Society (2014 in Vienna)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 3 children


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