Chairwoman / Speaker of the Phycology Section

Dr. Regine Jahn is Head of the Diatom Research Group and Senior Curator for Algae at the Botanic Garden und Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM), Freie Universität Berlin. Her research is on freshwater diatom diversity, taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography. Establishing a diatom taxonomic reference library with micro-morphological and DNA-Barcoding data for environmental DNA-Baroding and bioindication as well as a global registration of new algae names are the current projects of her group. She studied Biology and English in Berlin and the USA, and received her ScD at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1991 she is working at the BGBM Berlin in different functions.

Research Focus

Identification, Taxanomy, Phylogeny and Biogeography of Diatoms">  


Dr. Regine Jahn
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
D-14195 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30-838-50142
E-Mail: r.jahn[at]

The speaker of the Phycological Section is a member of the extended board of the DBG.