Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION / WORK EXPERIENCE:

01/2016 -

Emmy Noether Group Leader in Evolutionary Immunogenomics at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany.

08/2014 - 12/2015

Research Group Leader in Evolutionary Immunogenomics at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany.

09/2011 - 06/2014

Research Fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston / USA.

02/2009 - 08/2011:

PostDoc at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön / Germany.

11/2005 - 01/2009:

Doctorate (PhD) at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön / Germany.
Supervised by Prof. Manfred Milinski.
Thesis: 'MHC variability in the three-spined stickleback and its role in host-parasite co-evolution'

06/2005 - 07/2005:

Research assistant with Prof. Claus Wedekind, University of Bern / Switzerland

01/2005 - 05/2005:

Visiting fellow with Prof. Scott Edwards, Harvard University / USA

10/2001 - 01/2005:

Diplom (M.Sc.) in Zoology, Minor in Hydrobiology & Fishery Science, Nature Conservation, and Computer Science, at the University of Hamburg / Germany.
Supervised by Dr. Simone Sommer, Prof. Jörg Ganzhorn.
Thesis: MHC variability of the long-tailed giant rat in two differently degraded habitats on Borneo.

10/1998 - 09/2001:

Vordiplom (B.Sc.) in Biology, University of Hamburg / Germany


GRANTS:

2016 - 2020:

Emmy Noether Grant from the DFG

2011 - 2014:

Research Fellowship from the DFG

2008:

Travelgrant from Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

2005:

Fellowship for one semester at the Harvard University / USA from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.

2003:

Travelgrant for fieldtrip to Malaysia from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

2002 - 2005:

Full scholarship from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes


SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)

International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (ISEMPH)

European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)


SCIENTIFIC COURSES:

BroadE Statistical Genetics Workshop, 14.04.2013 at the Broad Institute, Boston/USA. Theory and methods in statistical genetics. Supervised by Prof. Ben Neale, Broad Institute.

Next Generation Sequencing Workshop. 23.-27.05.2011 at the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria. Theoretical and practical sessions on the analysis of NGS data with a special focus on RNA-Seq and mapping. Supervised by Prof. Christian Schlötterer, Vetmeduni Vienna.

EMBO World Course: Computational Biology - From cells to systems, 9.-16.08.2008 at the National University Singapore. Workshop on computational techniques for analysis of large scale genomic data, theoretical and practical sessions. Supervised by Prof. Peer Bork, EMBL.

Stickleback molecular genetics, 9.-19.07.2006 Practical and theoretical lab course on molecular techniques in evolutionary biology at the Stanford University. Supervised by Prof. David Kingsley, Stanford University.