Research interests

My research interests reach from some of the smallest entities of life (DNA, RNA, Proteins) to the largest (populations, ecosystems). I am fascinated by the possibilities of using transcriptomics and proteomics methodologies in ecological research and to work interdisciplinary by combining these technologies and approaches into a coherent framework. In one of my projects I investigate the proteomic responses of spring-dwelling organisms to a rise in ambient temperatures using an in-house generated transcriptome-database. How do organisms on the molecular level and a population on the geographic level react to a changing environment (e.g. climate change)? To try to answer these questions, I apply experimental ecology, molecular biology and bioinformatics to ecologically important non-model organisms.

Curriculum vitae

  • From 2018 PhD Student, University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences, emphasis on molecular biology, experimental ecology and bioinformatics
  • 2016 – 2018 Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Biology and Limnology, University of Oslo, Norway, emphasis on experimental ecology, evolutionary biology and statistics
  • 2013 – 2016 Research scientists, Oceanomare Delphis Onlus (Italy): Applied ecology, behavioural biology, conservation biology (marine mammals)
  • 01.2017 – 02.2017 Research scientist, WildSeas (Norway): Applied ecology, behavioural biology, conservation biology (marine mammals)
  • 2013 – 2016 Tutor in organic and inorganic chemistry as well as molecular biology
  • 2012 – 2015 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, emphasis on immunology and biochemistry


Ebner, N. J., Ritz, D. und von Fumetti, S. (2019) «Comparative proteomics of stenotopic caddisfly Crunoecia irrorata identifies acclimation strategies to warming», Molecular ecology. John Wiley & Sons, S. 54. doi: 10.1111/mec.15225.  

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Joshua Niklas Ebner
Klingelbergstrasse 27
4056 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 08 10