Scientific Education

since 2015
PostDoc at the Department of River Ecology, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Prof. Dr. Markus Weitere
since 2011
PostDoc at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Prof. Dr. T.U. Berendonk
2011 PhD - Thesis: "Thermal adaptation of a eukaryotic microbe: Insights from ecophysiological and molecular studies on Paramecium caudatum"
2008 – 2011 Research assistant at the Institute of Hydrobiology, Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Prof. Dr. T.U. Berendonk
2005 – 2011 PhD student at the University of Leipzig, RG Molecular Evolution & Animal Systematics, Chair of Prof. Dr. M. Schlegel
2005 Diplom (certified biologist – Dipl. Biol.)
1999 – 2005 Studies of Biology at the University of Leipzig

Research Stays

2013 Lynch Lab, Indiana University Bloomington, USA, Chair of Prof. Michael Lynch
2012 Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Chair of Prof. Carlos Soares and Prof. Inacio D. da Silva-Neto
2011 Lynch Lab, Indiana University Bloomington, USA, Chair of Prof. Michael Lynch
2008 Centre for Tropical Forest Margins (CTFM), Universitas Tadulako Palu, Indonesia

Scholarships and Awards

2015               Travel Award of the Graduate Academy of the Technische Universität Dresden:
VII ECOP-ISOP Joint Meeting 2015, Seville, Spain
2013               Conference Travel Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
XIV. Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, Portugal
2013               2006 William Trager Award for publishing the highest impact article:
"Intraspecific genetic variation in Paramecium revealed by mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I sequences”
J. Eukaryot. Microbiol., 53, 20-25
2005 – 2006 PhD student fellowship (Doktorandenförderplatz) of the University of Leipzig

Reviewer for Scientific Journals

Biologia
European Journal of Protistology
Folia Biologica Kraków
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
PLoS ONE
Systematics and Biodiversity
The American Naturalist
The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
The Philippine Agricultural Scientist

Society Memberships

DGP - German Society for Protozoology
ESEB - European Society for Evolutionary Biology
ISOP - International Society of Protistologists
SMBE - Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution