Eva H Stukenbrock

Research interests


Offices: 505 (CAU) & 107 (MPI)
Office phone: +49 431880 6368 (CAU) & + 49 4522 763-236 (MPI)
E-mail: estukenbrock[a]bot.uni-kiel.de

I am interested in population genetics and evolution of fungi that are associated with plants. My early research in Copenhagen focused on population genetics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Since my PhD in Zurich, I have worked with plant pathogenic fungi. Recently, my group has embarked on a new project aiming to characterize plant-associated microbiota, including bacteria, fungi and oomyctes that colonize the pyllosphere of wild and cultivated wheat species. Main questions in my research are 1) how do fungi adapt to their environment and how does the environment affect evolutionary processes, 2) which evolutionary forces fuel adaptive evolution and 3) how do new species emerge.

Key research topics

Adaptive evolution in pathogens, Evolutionary genomics, Population genomics, Chromatin biology and epigenetics of fungal pathogens, Molecular interactions between host and pathogen


09/2004-05/2007: PhD programme (PhD), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

09/2002-04/2004: Master programme (MSc), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

09/1998-06/2002: Bachelor programme (BSc), University of Copenhagen, Denmark


08/2014-­Present: Max Planck Professor, Christian-­Albrechts University of Kiel and Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Kiel and Ploen, Germany

02/2012-­07/2014: Max Planck Research Group Leader, MPRG Fungal Biodiversity, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

05/2010-­01/2012: Project Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

06/2008-­04/2010: Post doc, Bioinformatics Research Center, University of Aarhus, Denmark

01/2008‐05/2008: Maternity leave

05/2007-­12/2007: Post doc, Plant Pathology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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