Managing Director Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann
Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann has been the Scientific and Administrative Managing Director of the Leibniz-Institute DSMZ Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH since 1 February 2010.
Overmann studied Biology with emphasis on microbiology in Bochum and Freiburg. He earned his doctorate in 1991 at the University of Constance upon completing his thesis concerning the site-specific adaptation of sulphur bacteria and received the Doctoral Graduation Award of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology.
After finishing a research post in Vancouver, Canada, Overmann qualified as Professor at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg in 1999. Shortly thereafter, Overmann received an appointment as Professor for Microbiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. There he has led the Department of Biology I with the sections Microbiology, Genetics, Botany, Biodiversity and Didactics of Biology since 2003.
Prof. Overmann is represented by the procurist (authorized signatory) and Administrative Manager of the DSMZ, Bettina Fischer.