Dr. Dorothea (Dora) Ilse

Title: Dr.
Prename: Dorothea (Dora)
Surname: Ilse
Profession: Biologist
Birthday: 10/09/1898
Place of birth: Honnef/ Rhine
Date of death: 10/21/1979
Place of death: Munich
Education: 1918 university studies (botany, zoology) in Berlin and Göttingen; 1928 doctorate
Career: 1928–31 research associate in the genetic-psychiatric archives of the provincial home for “psychologically abnormal children” (Provinzial-Kinderanstalt für seelisch Abnorme) in Bonn; 1931–32 visiting scholar under Richard Goldschmidt at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology, Berlin; 1932–35 private assistant to Karl von Frisch at the zoology department, University of Munich; 1935 emigrates to Britain, initially teaches biology; 1936–37 British Federation of University Women (BFUW) fellowship; 1944 industrial research at Reckitt & Colman; 1950 returns to West Germany; 1952–55 reader in zoology at the biology department, University of Poona, India
Biographical literature: Hiltrud Häntzschel and Hadumod Bußmann (eds.), *Bedrohlich gescheit. Ein Jahrhundert Frauen und Wissenschaft in Bayern* (Munich: Beck, 1997), 256–9; “Dora Ilse,” in Annette Vogt, *Wissenschaftlerinnen in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Instituten, A–Z* (Berlin: Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2008), 62; Gerhard Wagenitz, *Göttinger Biologen 1737–1945: Eine biografisch-bibliografische Liste* (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1988), 88
Major works: *Über den Farbensinn der Tagfalter* (Berlin: Springer, 1928)