The structure of enzymes determines how they control vital processes such as digestion or immune response. This is because the protein compounds are not rigid, but can change their shape through movable "hinges". The shape of enzymes can depend on whether their structure is measured in the ... more
Dr. Markus Lambertz
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Institut für Zoologie und Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig – Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere, Sektion Herpetologie, Bonn
Markus Lambertz, born in 1984, studied biology with a focus on zoology, paleontology and geology in Bonn, where he graduated with a diploma degree in 2010. After a research stay over several months in Ribeirão Preto (Brazil) he worked on his doctoral thesis in Bonn, receiving his doctorate in 2015. Following this, he was a guest lecturer in Viçosa (Brazil). Since 2015 he has been an associate postdoctoral fellow in the Herpetology Section of the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig and since 2016 a research assistant at the Institute of Zoology at the University of Bonn.
Markus Lambertz teaches the biodiversity of his native fauna, the basics of animal physiology, the comparative and functional anatomy of vertebrates, and the ecology of Western Canada. He is also editor of a science publication on the literature and history of herpetology and terrarium science and is second Chairman of the "International Society for Respiratory Science".
In 2017 he was awarded the sponsorship prize of the Horst Wiehe Foundation.
Markus Lambertz is interested in the evolutionary and functional morphology of vertebrates and in respiratory biology.