Advisory Board

The SNSB Advisory Board provides advice and support to improve the structural, infrastructural and financial situation, helps in shaping the profile and joint presentation of the collections to the public and in the conservation and development of the collections as research infrastructure and cultural assets. The Board members are appointed by the Bavarian State Ministry for Sciences, Research and the Arts for a period of 3 years


  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Glaubrecht, Centrum für Naturkunde (CeNak) der Universität Hamburg (Vice Chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heide, Institut für Mineralogie, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Burger, Universiät Mainz (currently off duty)
  • Prof. Dr. Jes Rust, Universität Bonn