Jürgen F. H. Strassert

+49 (0)30 64181 957

Müggelseedamm 301, 12587 Berlin & Königin-Luise-Str. 4–6, 14195 Berlin


I am interested in the symbiotic relationships that exist between diverse eukaryotic microorganisms (aka protists), between protists and animals, and between protists and prokaryotes up to the derivation of cell organelles. By combining lab techniques with phylogenomics (eToL project), I study the origin and specificity of these relationships up to cospeciation events. I further use comparative genomics to investigate the molecular prerequisites for these associations and study underexamined species to discover new biological processes and their ecological implications.

  • since Nov. 2020: Principal Investigator; Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany
  • 2019–2020: Researcher; Free University Berlin, Germany
  • 2016–2018: Researcher; Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2014–2016: Postdoctoral Fellow; University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 2011–2013: Postdoctoral Fellow; Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Germany
  • 2010: PhD; Free University Berlin, Germany


Mitgliedschaften in wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften

  • International Society of Protistologists
  • Federation of European Protistological Societies
  • German Society for Protozoology




Kerstin Voigt; Timothy Y. James; Paul M. Kirk; André L. C. M. de A. Santiago; Bruce Waldman; Gareth W. Griffith; Minjie Fu; Renate Radek; Jürgen F. H. Strassert; Christian Wurzbacher; Gustavo Henrique Jerônimo; David R. Simmons; Kensuke Seto; Eleni Gentekaki; Vedprakash G. Hurdeal; Kevin D. Hyde; Thuong T. T. Nguyen; Hyang Burm Lee

Early-diverging fungal phyla: taxonomy, species concept, ecology, distribution, anthropogenic impact, and novel phylogenetic proposals

Fungal diversity. - 109(2021), 59–98

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