Patrick Urban studied biology (especially genetics and phylogeny) at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, furthermore biology and science of religion at the Universität Bielefeld.
He works at the biological institute Biologiezentrum Bustedt and is member of the board of the scientific working group AG Westfälischer Entomologen. Also he is member of following working groups at universities:
- Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Genetics, Evolutionary Biology and Religious Behavior (AG Prof. Dr. Dr. Ina Wunn).
- Universität Bielefeld, Faculty of Biology, Biological Collection (scientist), ecology of dung beetles (Palaearctic).