Prof. Dr. Thomas Holstein
Center for Organismal Studies Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 329
Phone +49 6221 54-5679
Fax +49 6221 54-5678
Prof. Dr. Thomas Holstein (Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences) is Head of the Working Group "Molecular Evolution and Genomik" at the Center for Organismal Studies Heidelberg of the University of Heidelberg and since May 2016 he is Foreign Secretary of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities. In this position and in close exchange with the President of the Union he is leading and coordinating the Union’s international activities and relations and is regularly reporting about it to the Executive Committee of the Union, the member of which he is, on its meetings, which are scheduled two to three times a year.
Furthermore, Prof. Holstein is chairing the meetings of the international delegates, scheduled once a year. On these meetings the delegates have the possibility to inform each other about their experiences and activities and to share ideas for future strategies regarding the international relations of the Union.