Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (formerly American Society of Zoologists)
International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology
Lärdomshistoriska Samfundet (History of Science Society), Sweden
Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, Germany
Gesellschaft für Entwicklungsbiologie, Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie, Germany
AG Evolutionsbiologie, vdBiol, Germany (Founding member)
Jena Centre for Evolutionary Biology (Founding member)


Editorial Board Member of ‘Theory in biosciences’. 2004-
Book review editor ‘Acta Zoologica’. 2004-
Editorial Board Member of ‘Embryology’ – an electronic publishing domain of the journal TheScientificWorld – ISSN 1532-2246. 2001-
Editorial Board Member of ‘Annals of the history and philosophy of biology’. 2005-
Tenure reviewer for the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, USA (Dr. Linda Barlow).
Reviewer for The Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Reviewer for The German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research & Development (GIF)
Reviewer for the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (GAAV)
Reviewer of a book proposal (Deutsch, A. and Dormann, S. (2004) Cellular automaton modeling of biological pattern formation. Birkhauser, New York).
Reviewer for various scientific journals (Acta Zoologica (Stockholm), Amer. Zool., Dev. Dynamics, Dev. Genes & Evolution, Evolution, Evolution & Development, J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.), J. Evol. Biol., J. Morphol., J. Theor. Biol., J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., Nature, Proc. R. Soc.: Biol. Sci., Systematic Biology, The Herpetological Journal, Theory in Biosciences, Zoology (Munich), Zoomorphology)