Section Coordinators & PhD Representatives

Section coordinator responsibilities

The Section Coordinator represents RIGeL within each section. Furthermore, he or she is the contact person for RIGeL management within each section.

The Section Coordinator has participation rights in the distribution of the RIGeL finances, innovations and structural changes.

The Section Coordinator is responsible for the organization of the annual Summer Academy.

The Section Coordinator should be contacted by the student representatives if specific requests, issues or problems arise. They will communicate eventual problems to the Managing Director.

The Section Coordinator can be contacted by PhD students if specific problems arise during the PhD he/she doesn't want to discuss with the supervisor or with the management office.


PhD Representative responsibilities

The PhD representative represents the interests of the PhD students of each section on the Scientific Advisory Board.

The PhD representative has participation rights in the distribution of the RIGeL finances, innovations and structural changes.



Prof. Dr. Hayo Castrop
Section Coordinator (since Dec. '12)

Room: VKL 4.1.33
Phone: +49 941 943-2967
Email: hayo[at]

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mack
Section Coordinator (since Jan. '09)

Room: Universitätsklinikum,
Forschungsbau H1 Raum 10
Phone: +49 941 944-7315


Lisa Marie Dürr
PhD Representative (since Sept. '16)

Room: D3 5.57 (Universitätsklinik)
Phone: +49 941 944-5445
Email: lisa-marie.duerr[at]

Christina Schmalzl
PhD Representative (since Sept. '17)

Phone: +49 941 944-6479
Email: christina.schmalzl[at]


Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics

PD Dr. Jan Medenbach
Section Coordinator (since Oct. '15)

Room: VKL1 1.31
Phone: +49 941 943-1721
Email: jan[at]


Kevin Kramm
PhD Representative (since Jan. '16)

Room: WN_E3._2.323
Phone: +49 941 943-3184

Christina Braun
PhD Representative (since May. '18)

Room: VKL 5.0.18
Phone: +49 (941) 943 2493










Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Prof. Dr. Joachim Ruther
Section Coordinator (since Mar. '13)

Room: WN_D4._1.309
Phone: +49 941 943-2151
Email: joachim.ruther[at]


Lina Begemann
PhD Representative (since Dec. '18)

Room: WN_ E4._2.313
Phone: +49 941 943-3121
Email: lina.begemann[at]

Lina Pedraza
PhD Representative (since Sep. '19)

Room: WN_ D4.1.315
Phone: +49 941 943 2461
Email: lina.pedraza[at]












Prof. Dr. Rudolf Fuchshofer
Section Coordinator (since Feb. '13)

Phone: +49 941 943-2881
Email: rudolf.fuchshofer[at]


Katharina Gryksa
PhD Representative (since October'18)

Room: WN_D4.2.315
Phone: +49 941 943-3119

Matthias Schramm
PhD Representative (since May '17)

Room: WN_D3._1.305
Phone: +49 941 943-3003
Email: matthias.schramm[at]


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