Monthly highlight

Farisenkov et al. (2022) Nature
Novel flight style and light wings...
Lehmann et al. (2021) Nature Sci. Reports
Vortex trapping recaptures energy....

Upcoming events

Interdisciplinary Online Seminar Series on BioLocomotion
Every Thursday, visit this link for further information and online registration.

Webpage links


Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Animal Physiology at the University of Rostock. Above we provide information on our major research topics, the degree courses we offer for bachelor and master students and many other useful information of interest. 

The Department of Animal Physiology and their members are interested in locomotor systems of insects at organismic, cellular, and physical level. We aim to understand how flying animals transform sensory information into locomotor commands for flight. Other research is devoted to the function of insect wings, the generation of air flows around wings, and population genetics. At present we offer a bachelor degree course in Biosciences and a master degree in Integrative Zoology "i - Zoo". For more information please visit the i - Zoo homepage.

Please visit our research area on insect flight that introduces current projects and covers various topics from Neurosciences  to Aerodynamics in flying Drosophila. If you have questions, do not hestitate to contact us under the provided links.

Prof. Dr. Fritz-Olaf Lehmann, Chair of the Department of Animal Physiology


Institute of Biological Sciences
Department of Animal Physiology
Secretary Maren Bagrowski
Albert-Einstein-Str. 3
18059 Rostock, Germany
Phone: +49 381 498 6301

Fax: +49 381 498 6302


We currently offer positions for a:

If you are interested in these positions, we invite you to apply. There is no deadline. Bachelor, Master and Teaching post students are welcome to apply throughout the year under the given links (issued 06/2023).