Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Dr. Hans-Hinrich Kaatz

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Dr Hans-Hinrich Kaatz

Prof. Dr. Hannes Kaatz

Prof. Dr. Hannes Kaatz

Research Interests

  • Regulation of reproduction in bees
  • Reasons for honey bee colony losses in fall and winter (German bee monitoring)
  • Regulation of Ageing in honey bees
  • Effects of genetically modified plants on honey bees
  • Effects of pesticides on honey bees
  • Population biology of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria

Curriculum vitae

Personal Informations

  • Birth: 26.12.1952 in Hamburg, Germany
  • Primary school: Grundschule Dockenhuden, Hamburg, 1959-1963
  • High school: Gymnasium Blankenese, Hamburg, 1963-1971

Academic Education

  • 1980: Diploma in Biology after studying biology, chemistry and physics at Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel and biology at Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany
  • 1982: State Board Examination in biology, physics and physical education, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
  • 1985: PhD in Zoology at Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany. Supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolf Engels. Thesis: “Regulation of vitellogenin synthesis in honey bee queens”
  • 1995: Habilitation in Zoology, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Academic Career

  • 1981-1984: Research Associate, Dept. Dev. Physiology, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
  • 1985-1987: Senior Research Associate, Dept. Dev. Physiology, University of Tübingen
  • 1987-1991: Assistant Professor, Develop. Physiology, Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen
  • 1991-1992: Research Fellow, Center for Insect Science (CIS), Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, USA
  • 1992-1996: Senior Research Fellow, Dept. Biology, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • 1997-2003: Head of Apidology, University of Jena, Germany
  • since 2002: Zoology, Molecular Ecology, Martin-Luther-University Halle, Germany


  • 1980-1981: German Exchange Research Fellowship at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA;
  • 1980-1981: University of California, Davis and Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • 1991-1992: CIS Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • 1992-1995: Habilitation fellowship (German Science Foundation, DFG)