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Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Curriculum Vitae


1996-2005 Gymnasium Vaterstetten
2005-2009Diploma of Biology, University of Hohenheim (German equivalent to MSc)
2009-2010Diploma thesis: The embryonic function of Sox17 for the development of organ laterality in Xenopus laevis
2011-2016 Doctoral thesis: Population genetic structure of wild hamadyras baboons (Papio hamadryas) at Filoha, Ethiopia. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Work and field experience

2007Internship at Munich Zoo
Internship at Sea Life Aquarium, Munich
2007Marine-biological excursion to Giglio, Italy
2009/2010Marine-biological excursion to Pula and Rovinj, Croatia
2009Federation for European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) Certificate B
2010-2011Research Assistant, Institute of Zoology, University of Hohenheim, Germany


2007-2011Tutoring of undergrad students in various practical courses, seminars and field trips, University of Hohenheim, Germany
2012-2015Guest Speaker Zoology, Oxbridge Academic Programs, Cambridge
2013-2015MSc Module Molecular Anthropology - Humans as Apes, University of Leipzig, Germany
2014-2015Bridge Seminar, Primate Behavioural Ecology - Fine-scale genetic assessment of sex-specific dispersal patterns in a multilevel primate society, University of Leipzig, Germany


Willi-Hennig-Symposium on Phylogenetics and Evolution 2009, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany

From Signal to Structure in Embryogenesis and Organogenesis 2010, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany

The American Association of Physical Anthropologists 84th annual meeting 2015, St. Louis, US (Invited Poster Presentation)

14th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatologie 2015, University of Leipzig and MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany (Presentation)

Lab techniques

PCR optimization, DNA extraction from faecal samples, in-vitro fertilisation (Xenopus laevis, Paracentrotus lividus), RNA-in-situ hybridisation, RNA isolation, IHC, microinjection (morpholino knockdown, RNA and DNA overexpression), beta-galactosidase staining, gene cloning, reverse transcription