Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Prof Dr Dr hc Robin FA Moritz

Prof. Dr. Robin FA Moritz

Prof. Dr. Robin FA Moritz



Professional Career

  • 1980: Dissertation JW Goethe University Frankfurt/M
  • 1987: Habilitation JW Goethe University Frankfurt/M
  • 1977-1981: Research Assistant JW Goethe University Frankfurt/M
  • 1982-1987: Assistant Professor (Hochschulassistent)
  • 1987-1991: Senior Researcher, Bayerische Landesanstalt für Bienenzucht
  • 1991: Chair of Genetics, Head of Department University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
  • 1991-1997: Professor of Genetics, Technical University Berlin
  • 1997-3/2018: Professor of Molecular Ecology Martin-Luther-University Halle- Wittenberg
  • 1999-present: Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria
  • 2011-2014: International Director, RoBeeTech, University of Agricultural and Veterinary Science, Cluj

Awards and fellowships

  • 1984-1985: Honorary visiting fellow, University New South Wales
  • 1985-1986:
    • Feodor Lynen Fellow
    • Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA, USA)
    • State University of New York (Brockport NY, USA)
  • 1987-1988: CSIR Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg)
  • 1998: Humboldt Research Award (FRD)
  • 2013: Doctor honoris causa, University of Agricultural and Veterinary Science, Cluj Napoca


Interested in the evolution of sociality and evolutionary processes within social systems.


Over 200 articles in international peer review journals, three monographs on bee biology.