Vice President (2015-2019)

Regine Jahn. Photo: private

Regine Jahn (Germany)

Field of research: Botany / Phycology


Botanisher Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin

E-mail: r.jahn[at]


Dr. Regine Jahn is Head of the Diatom Research Group and Senior Curator for Algae at the Botanic Garden und Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM), Freie Universität Berlin. Her research is on freshwater diatom diversity, taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography. Establishing a diatom taxonomic reference library with micro-morphological and DNA-Barcoding data for environmental DNA-Baroding and bioindication as well as a global registration of new algae names are the current projects of her group. She studied Biology and English in Berlin and the USA, and received her ScD at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1991 she is working at the BGBM Berlin in different functions.