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CV

Appointments

2013 – present

Track Leader

Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

2011 - 2013

Staff Scientist

Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

2006 - 2011

Staff Scientist

Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

2009 - 2010

Visiting Professor

Department für Anthropologie, Universität Wien

2003 - 2006

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Hull York Medical School and Department of Biology, University of York, UK

1999 - 2000Demonstrator in Anatomy

Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, UK

Honorary appointments

2007 – present

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Hull York Medical School, The University of York, UK 

2009 – 2012

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Department of Engineering, University of Hull, UK

2003 – 2006

Honorary Research Fellow

Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, University College London, UK

 

Education

1999 – 2003

PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology, Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, University College London, UK

1996 – 1999

“Diplom” in Biology (MSc equivalent), Universität Hamburg, Germany

1993 – 1996

“Vordiplom” in Biology (BSc equivalent), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

 

Grants and scholarships

2013

Grant-in-aid. Gesellschaft zur Förderung Kynologischer Forschung, Bonn (EUR 24.000)

2012

Grant-in-aid. Albert-Heim-Stiftung der Schweizerischen Kynologischen Gesellschaft, Switzerland (CHF 12.000)

2012

Grant-in-aid. Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft and Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany: Workshop organisation (EUR 500)

2001, 2003

Graduate School Student Conference Fund, University College London, UK (GBP 1.000)

2002 – 2003

Departmental Research Studentship, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, UK (GBP 9.000)

1999 – 2002

Graduate School Research Scholarship and Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology Research Studentship, University College London, UK (GBP 33.000)

Academic service

Journals

Academic Editor: PLOS ONE

Reviewer: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Anatomical Record, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, Frontiers of Oral Biology Series, Hystrix, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Morphology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, PLOS ONE

Grants

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Israel Science Foundation; Czech Science Foundation

Workshop organisation

2012

Geometric Morphometrics: Tools for biological shape analysis (co-organised with Dr. A. Cardini). Workshop of the Section Morphology of the German Zoological Society. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, 23. 27/07/2012.

2007

Hard tissues workshop. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, 29/11/2007.

Graduate and postgraduate theses supervision

2012 – 

Nicole Chowanietz. Doctoral thesis “Dental growth and development in canines.” Zentrum für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.

2012 –

Stefan Curth. Doctoral thesis project: “The influence of cranial morphology on jaw kinematics and the generation of bite forces in the domestic dog”. Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.

2007 – 2011

Adeline Le Cabec. PhD thesis project: “Incisor tooth root morphology in Neandertals”. International Max Planck Research School, Leipzig

2013 – 

Patrizia Henze and Gabriele Unterhitzenberger, MSc theses supervision. Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.

2012, 2013

Flavia Gavrilei, Stefanie Griebsch, Patrizia Henze, Katharina Voigt. BSc theses supervision. Institut für Spezielle Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.