is professor of Science Studies at ETH Zurich and member of »Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung«, the Leopoldina, and of »Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen«. He studied Medicine and Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, where he also worked as a neurophysiologist after graduating. He was a visiting scholar at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London before working at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science in Lübeck, at the Institute for the History of Medicine in Göttingen, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. He was visiting professor at the universities of Salzburg, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt Main and Cologne. He is also awarded winner of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Science and of the »Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung«. He was awarded the 2008 Sigmund Freud prize for his scientific prose writing.
is a theoretical biologist and historian of science. His undergraduate training was in zoology, philosophy and mathematics at the University of Vienna (Austria) and his graduate training was in biology at Yale and in History/History of Science at Princeton. His research covers three distinct yet overlapping areas. His work in theoretical biology is focused on conceptual and mathematical issues, such as the problem of defining biological characters in development and evolution, the homology problem, and the theory of epistatic and epigenetic effects. In evolutionary developmental biology Dr Laubichler is interested in problems of phenotypic evolution focusing on social insects as a model system. His ultimate interest is to contribute to an understanding of evolutionary innovations through the integration of genetic, developmental, physiological, and behavioral perspectives. In History of Biology Dr. Laubichler specializes on 19th and 20th century biology. He is especially interested in the history of theoretical biology and the history of embryology and developmental biology.