The Lexer Lab

Molecular ecology
evolutionary genetics group



Christian Lexer
Department of Biology
Chemin du Musée 10 
CH-1700 Fribourg



At the beginning of 2016, Prof Christian Lexer took up an appointment as Full Prof at the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research at the University of Vienna. Part of his research group is still located in Fribourg and will remain in Fribourg until summer in 2017. His new web pages are now available at the following link ( 


curriculum vitæ

  • 2016-now Full professor, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna
  • 2008-2015 Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. 
  • 2006-2013 Subject Editor, Heredity (Nature Publishing).
  • 2006- Subject Editor, Molecular Ecology (Blackwell Science).
  • 2004-2008 Decision Editor, Annals of Botany (Oxford University Press).
  • 2003-2008 Appointment as Population Geneticist at the Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, U.K. Permanent academic member of staff.
  • 2001-2005 Subject editor, Molecular Ecology Notes, the sister journal of Molecular Ecology (Blackwell Science).
  • 2000-2003 Erwin-Schrödinger postdoctoral fellow of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) in the lab of Prof. Loren H. Rieseberg, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, U.S.A.
  • 1999 Doctoral degree at the University of Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria.
  • 1996 Master degree at the University of Salzburg, Austria.


Dept Biology - Chemin du musée 10 - 1700 Fribourg - Tel +41 26 / 300 8630 - Fax +41 26 / 300 9741
secretary [at] - Swiss University