Prof. Dr.

Andreas Wagner

Professor and Chair, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2018


Research Areas:

  • Biology
  • Evolutionary research
  • Systems biology
  • Genomics





Selected Memberships:

  • European Molecular Biology Organisation

Selected Prizes:

  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Gold medal for Paradoxical Life, best Science books of 2009, Independent Publisher Book Awards
  • J.S. Nicholas Prize for Best Dissertation in Zoology, Yale University

Selected Publications:

  • Aguilar Rodriguez, J.; Payne., J. A.; Wagner, A. (2017) 1000 empirical adaptive landscapes and their navigability. Nature Ecology and Evolution, Bd. 1 (0045).
  • Payne., J. L.; Wagner, A. (2014) The robustness and evolvability of transcription factor binding sites. Science, Bd. 343, S. 875-877.
  • Barve, A.; Wagner, A. (2013) A latent capacity for evolutionary innovation through exaptation in metabolic systems. Nature, Bd. 500, S. 203-206.
  • Hayden, E. J.; Ferrada, E.; Wagner, A. (2011) Cryptic genetic variation promotes rapid evolutionary adaptation in an RNA enzyme. Nature, Bd. 474, S. 92-95.
  • Wagner, Andreas (2008) Robustness and evolvability: A paradox resolved. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B, Bd. 275, S. 91-100.