Christoph Eschenbrenner

Research Interests

I did my bachelor thesis in the work-group of Prof. Dr. Bruno Streit under the supervision of Dr. Martin Plath at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, about population genetics of several populations of the atlantic molly (Poecilia mexicana) and the sulphur molly (Poecilia sulphuraria) in different river systems and habitats in Mexico.The main topic of my master thesis, which I did in the group of Dr. Eva Stukenbrock and of my PhD thesis is the establishment of the fungal grass pathogen Zymoseptoria brevis as a new model in the Zymoseptoria species complex. By performing bioinformatic and laboratory approaches with Z. brevis, this organism shall provide us a deeper insight in the Zymoseptoria complex.

Short CV

2014 -

PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. Eva Stukenbrock. CAU Kiel.


Philipps-University Marburg; „Molecular and Cellular Biology“ (M.Sc)


Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main;

Biowissenschaften (B.Sc.)


Slattery P, Eschenbrenner C, Arias-Rodriguez L, Streit B, Bierbach D, Riesch R, Tobler M, Pfenninger M, Feldmeyer B, Plath M & Lerp H .2012. Twelve new microsatellite loci for the sulphur molly (Poecilia sulphuraria) and the related atlantic molly (P. mexicana). Conservation Genet Resour. DOI 10.1007/s12686-012-9677-7           

Plath M, Pfenninger M, Lerp H, Riesch R, Eschenbrenner C, Slattery PA,Bierbach D, Herrmann N, Schulte M, Arias-Rodriguez L, Rimber Indy J, Passow C & Tobler M. 2013. Genetic differnetiation and selection against migrants in evolutionarily replicated extreme environments.      Evolution.67-9: 2647-2661.