Bert Hobmayer


Bert Hobmayer is a Professor of Zoology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (since 2009). He received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Munich, Germany, working on mechanisms of regeneration and neurogenesis in the freshwater polyp Hydra. After spending two post-doctorate years at the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Japan (characterization of cell-cell adhesion proteins in Hydra), he continued as a zoologist and developmental biologist to study

Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying regeneration, axial patterning, and  adult stem cell behavior in simple animal models at the Universities of Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Innsbruck. Focus areas of his research include the roles of Wnt signaling pathways in providing positional information and in orchestrating tissue morphogenesis, and the impact of Myc transcription factors on adult stem cell decision making. At the University of Innsbruck, he served as head of the Department of Zoology (2006–2013) and head of the Special Research Cluster Center for Molecular Biosciences Innsbruck (CMBI) (2016–2021). He also served as a member of the Austrian Ministry of Science Panel “Future Life Sciences” in 2016 and 2017. He mentored more than 20 graduate students and is the author of more than 50 publications, many of which were published in high-impact journals.

Contributions to MDPI Books

Advances in Aquatic Invertebrate Stem Cell Research
Open Access Edited Book
Published: February 2022
Pages: 398
ISBN 978-3-0365-1636-3 (hardback); ISBN 978-3-0365-1635-6 (PDF)
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