Curriculum vitae


09/2011 -

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

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. Link

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 / Malaysia'.

10/1998 - 09/2001:

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


2011 - 2014:

Research Fellowship from the DFG


Travelgrant from Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds


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


Travelgrant for fieldtrip to Malaysia from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

2002 - 2005:

Full scholarship from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes


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.