Primate piRNA/PIWI: functional aspects and adaptive phenotypes

Positions held

  • Since 2002: Professor, Head of Department, Institute of Anthropology at Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
  • 1997-2002: Research Group Leader “Primate Genetics”, German Primate Center, Göttingen
  • 1992-1997: Postdoc LMU Munich
  • 1991: Postdoc, MPI of Psychiatry
  • 1988-1991: Scientific Employee MPI of Psychiatry, Munich
  • 1985-1987: Scientific Employee at the Institute of Anthropology and Human Genetics, University of Tübingen


  • 1991: Dr. rer. nat., MPI of Psychiatry & LMU Munich
  • 1985: Diploma, University of Tübingen

Most relevant publications by Hans Zischler

Merker S, Driller C, Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Pamungkas J and Zischler H (2009). Elucidating geological and biological processes underlying the diversification of Sulawesi tarsiers. Proc Natl Acad SciU S A, 106, 8459-8464

Herlyn H and Zischler H (2007). Sequence evolution of the sperm ligand zonadhesin correlates negatively with body weight dimorphism in primates. Evolution – Int J Org Evolution, 61, 289-298

Roos C, Schmitz J and Zischler H (2004). Primate jumping genes elucidate strepsirrhine phylogeny. Proc Natl Acad SciU S A, 101, 10650-10654

Schmitz J, Ohme M and Zischler H (2001). SINE insertions in cladistic analyses and the phylogenetic affiliations of Tarsius bancanus to other primates. Genetics, 157, 777-784

Zischler H, Geisert H, von Haeseler A and Pääbo S (1995). A nuclear "fossil" of the mitochondrial D-loop and the origin of modern humans. Nature, 378, 489-492


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