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Curriculum Vitae

Education

1988 – 1992 Karl-Liebknecht Schule, Leipzig (specialised in English)
1992 – 2000 Friedrich-Schiller Gymnasium, Leipzig
2002 – 2008 diploma studies of biology, Leipzig
2004 intermediate examination for a diploma with good grades (1.6)
2007 – 2007 project thesis: “Phylogeographic and genetic structure of arctoalpine arthropods using the example of Erebia pandrose (Lepidoptera)”
2007 – 2008 diploma thesis: “Sequencing, characterisation and phylogenetic analysis of the mitochondrial genome of Echinocardium cordatum (Echinoidea)”
2008 diploma with very good grades (1.4)
2010 PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig: “Genetic population structure of central chimpanzees at Goualougo”

 

Employment in research and teaching

2005 – 2007 tutor of the student group: „biology for medical scientists”, University of Leipzig
2007 assistant scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
(main responsibility: conducting two-step multiplex PCRs on DNA obtained from faeces from black and white colobus monkeys)
2008 assistant scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
(main responsibility: 454-sequencing of human mitochondrial genomes)
2009 – 2010 internship in the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science, Leipzig
(main responsibility: doing a meta-analysis which summarises the results of studies comparing brain images of suffers of Major Depressive Disorder and healthy controls)