Biology Study Program and EGC

Biology Study Program (Biology StuFK) and Educational Opportunity Grants Commissions

Study Program Commission Biology (StuFK)

This panel corresponds to the former “Study Program Planning Commission, StuPK” which was installed in 2004 at our faculty. The faculty has a long tradition to discuss quality aspects of teaching and learning in regular cycles. The panel meets at least twice during a semester and discusses current developments and problems in the field of teaching and learning based on the results of questionnaires, surveys and statistical data but also previous discussions of students with professors on study issues. Based on that, ideas and proposals are developed to improve the quality of the study programs with regard to both content and organization. The results are forwarded to the faculty council. In order to better focus on teacher training specific issues, a subcommittee for these teaching programs has been established consisting of StuFK members and people involved in teacher training.

For further information, please contact PD Dr Robert Hock (Chair StuFK)


Prof. Dr. Manfred Alsheimer (Cell and Developmental Biology)
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Beier (Microbiology)
PD Dr. Susanne Berger (Pharmazeutical Biology)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dandekar (Bioinformatics)
Dr. Oliver Geissler (Behavioural Biology and Sociobiology)
Prof. Dr. Roy Gross (Study Dean)
PD Dr. Robert Hock (Study Program Coordinator, Chair)
Dr. Dieter Mahsberg (Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology)
Prof. Dr. Irene Marten (Plant-Pysiology and Biophysics)
PD Dr. Alois Palmetshofer (Coordinator Biocareers)
Dr. Michael Riedel (Ecophysiology and Vegetation Biology)
Prof. Dr. Markus Riederer (Study Dean)
Prof. Dr. Markus Sauer (Dean)
Beatrice Schmer (Coordinator teacher training programs)
PD Dr. Vladimir Soukhoroukov (Biotechnology and Biophysics)
Prof. Christian Wegener (Neurobiology and Genetics)

Educational Opportunity Grants Commission

This panel consists of equal numbers of students and professors, which are announced by the faculty council and the students´ council, respectively, the study dean representing the chair. Based on proposals submitted by students or members of the faculty, the committee discusses and decides on the use of the educational opportunity grants budget at the Faculty of Biology. The committee meets several times a year, starting towards the end of the winter term, and very urgent proposals may be submitted any time at the study dean´s office. The study dean reports on the spending of the budget regularly by circulating lists on acquired equipment to the members of the faculty.

For details to the regulatory framework on the educational opportunity, grants follow this link

Members of the Educational Opportunity Grants Commission


Dr. Peter Ache
Prof. Dr. Roy Gross (Study Dean)
Prof. Dr. Martin Müller (Vice Dean)
Prof. Dr. Markus Sauer (Dean)
Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter


Theresa Schönrock
Maximilian Kolb
Dennis Kopp
Steffen Link
Marcel Mathy