Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag. Photo: private

Speaker of the Phycology Section

Maria Mittag is professor of General Botany and head of the Matthias Schleiden Institute for Genetics, Bioinformatics and Molecular Botany at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. Her main focus is on the molecular mechanism of circadian clocks, light signaling and functional proteomics in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and recently in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. She also works on the interaction of green algae with other microbes. She received her PhD from University Erlangen-Nürnberg in 1991 for her work on the yeast fatty acid synthetase complex. From 1991-1994, she worked at Harvard University, Cambridge (USA) as postdoc and then research associate on the mechanism of circadian bioluminescence in a dinoflagellate alga. 1994-2001 she was at Ludwig Maximilians University München where she did her habilitation and started to work on circadian rhythms in Chlamydomonas. 2001 she moved to Jena.


Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag
Matthias Schleiden Institute
Allgemeine Botanik
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Am Planetarium 1
07743 Jena
Phone: ++49 (0)3641-949201
E-mail: M.Mittag[at]