Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Eva Holtgrewe Stukenbrock


Kiel University Institute for Botany Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology




2004 – 2007
PhD degree at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

1998 – 2004
Studies in Biology (M.Sc.), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Research Experience/Academic Appointments

Since 2008
Max Planck Fellow and Professor (W3), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology and Christian-Albrechts University Kiel

Research Group Leader, MPI Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg

Project Group Leader, MPI Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg

Post doctoral fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark

Important Scientific Prizes/Functions

Since 2019
CIFAR Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Since 2018
Co-Principal Investigator of the Cluster of Excellence ROOTS in the sub-cluster “Dietary Roots”

Since 2018
Steering committee member and chair of Kiel Plant Science Network

Since 2018
Member of Editorial Board of Environmental Microbiology

Since 2017
Member of the Dioscuri Committee of the Max Planck Society

Since 2017
Steering committee member and vice-chair of Kiel Evolution Center

Since 2016
Associate Editor for Plos Genetics

Since 2015
Steering committee member of the international master course Master of Molecular Biology and Evolution “MAMBE”, CAU

Since 2014
Max Planck Fellow, Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön

Since 2014
Member of the Steering Committee of the International Max Planck Research School

Since 2012
Steering committee member of the DFG Priority Programme “Rapid evolutionary adaptation: Potential and constraints” SPP1819

Member of the Management Committee of the COST Action SUSTAIN FA1208

L’Oreal-UNESCO national fellowship for women in science

ETH medal given for an outstanding PhD dissertation




FeaturedA fungal pathogen induces systemic susceptibility and systemic shifts in wheat metabolome and microbiome composition

Seybold H, Demetrowitsch TJ, Hassani M A, Szymczak S, Reim E, Haueisen J, Lübbers L, Rühlemann M, Franke A, Schwarz k, H. Stukenbrock E (2020) Nature Communications. 11(1):1910. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15633-x


FeaturedComparative analysis of amplicon and metagenomic sequencing methods reveals key features in the evolution of animal metaorganisms

Rausch P, Rühlemann M, Hermes BM, Doms S, Dagan T, Dierking K, Domin H, Fraune S, von Frieling J, Hentschel U, Heinsen F-A, Höppner M, Jahn MT, Jaspers C, Kissoyan KAB, Langfeldt D, Rehman A, Reusch TBH, Roeder T, Schmitz RA, Schulenburg H, Soluch R, Sommer F, Stukenbrock E, Weiland-Bräuer N, Rosenstiel P, Franke A, Bosch T, Baines JF (2019) Microbiome, doi: 10.1186/s40168-019-0743-1

Higher stochasticity of microbiota composition in seedlings of domesticated wheat compared to wild wheat

Ozkurt E, Hassani M A, Sesiz U, Kuenzel S, Dagan T, Ozkan H, Stukenbrock E (2019) BioRxiv doi: 10.1101/685164

Nutzpflanzen nachhaltig vor Krankheiten schützen?

Seybold H, Haueisen J, H Stukenbrock E (2019) BIOspektrum, 25:3, 254-257, doi: 10.1007/s12268-019-1037-7


The genomic rate of adaptation in the fungal wheat pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici

Grandaubert J, Dutheil JY, Stukenbrock EH (2019) Evolution Letters,