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My main interest lies in the identification and understanding of the genetic basis of ecological adaptation and variation within and between species. Currently, I'm involved in a couple of projects examining this topic from different angles and in different non-model species by using Next-Generation Sequence data and recently by morphological data.
My PhD thesis deals with South-American catfishes and tries to elucidate the habitat evolution and variation on morphological and molecular level, analysing diversity patterns in freshwater and marine environments.
Further, I'm involved in a project concerned with population genomics of parallel adaptation in endemic and endangered Neotropical crater lake cichlid fishes which I undertake in collaboration with Dr. Marta Barluenga from the Dept. Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the National Museum of Natural Sciences, Spain Madrid.
|Born 1985 in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany|
|2013-present||PhD student at the Paleontological Institute at the University of Zürich in collaboration with the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Basel|
|2010-2013||MSc in Molecular Biology, University of Potsdam, Germany Master thesis in collaboration with the University of Basel, Department of Evolutionary Biology (supervisors: Prof. W. Salzburger, Prof. R. Tiedemann)|
|2007-2012||Student assistant at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, in the system biological project GoFORSYS, University of Potsdam (Prof. Ralph Tiedemann)|
|2006-2010||B.Sc. in Life Sciences, University of Potsdam, Germany|