The Division of Messel Research was created in 1992 as part of the Senckenberg Research Institute.
Apart from work at the Messel Pit Fossil Site, the research of the division leadership is focused on other terrestrial deposits from the Eocene.
Vertebrates, insects and plants make up the vast majority of the Senckenberg Messel collections. We also have a large archive of digital photographs and X-radiographs of Messel fossils.
Dr. Ottmar Kullmer is the head of the Section Messel Research of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt/M.