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. (2020) Abiotic and past climatic conditions drive protein abundance variation among natural populations of the caddisfly Crunoecia irrorata, Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-72569-4

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