Full CV

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Past and Present Positions

01.02.2017–Present
Postdoctoral Researcher (Juan de la Cierva Scholar 2020-2023) Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Spain
01.05.2015–31.10.2016
Postdoctoral Researcher (SNF Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship) Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Spain
01.01.2015–30.04.2015
Postdoctoral Researcher University of Basel, Switzerland
1.02.2011–11.07.2014
Predoctoral Researcher (doctoral candidate, SNF funded project) University of Basel, Switzerland

Higher Education

01.02.2011–11.07.2014
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
University of Basel, Switzerland
Zoology: summa cum laude
Supervised by:
Dr. Simon P. Loader
Dr. Hendrik Müller
Prof. Dr. Peter Nagel
01.02.2009–20.12.2010
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Lund University, Sweden
Biology with Specialization in Ecology: Pass with Distinction
01.09.2005–01.08.2008
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
University College London, United Kingdom
15.09.2003–01.08.2005
International Baccalaureate (IB)
International School of Penang. Malaysia



Further Training



Date Type Description
12.06.2017–16.06.2017 Workshop Using the Trinity Framework for De novo Transcriptome Assembly, Annotation, and Downstream Expression Studies. Held at the Botanical Museum, Berlin, hosted by Physalia Courses.
17.10.2017–28.10.2017 Certification Animal Experimentation levels of a,b,c and d, for designing and executing projects involving the handling and manipulation of wild animals. Held at the Biological Station of Doñana, Seville, and certificate issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Junta de Andalucía.
17.06.2016 Workshop ASN Science Communication. Focus: conveying science to different audiences using a range of media and tools. Duke University, held in Austin Texas
09.06.2015–11.06.2015 Workshop Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. Focus: Bayesian statistics for ecologists. Organizer: Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain
12.06.2014 Workshop Computational Methods in Macroevolutionary Analysis. Focus: diversification rate analyses. University of Zurich.
02.03.2013–08.03.2013 Workshop Applied Phylogenetics, Bodega CA. Focus: phylogenetic methods; Bayesian statistics; comparative analyses. Organizer: University of California, Davis.
05.11.2012–09.11.2012 Workshop Mulitvariate data analysis for Ecology and Evolution in R. Focus: multivariate statistics; model selection; R. Organizer: CIBIO, Porto.
26.03.2012–29.03.2012 Workshop Applying Phylogenetic Generalized Least Squares. Focus: pGLS; R. Organizer: Transmitting Science, Barcelona
30.05.2011 Workshop Statistics in Biogeography and Ecology. Organizer: University of Basel, Switzerland
07.08.2011–12.08.2011 Workshop Evolutionary Ecology and Systematics. Focus: ‘Phylogenetics –new applications, pitfalls and challenges’. Organizer: Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.
27.07.2010–26.08.2010 Field course Tropical Biology Association field course; Uganda. Focus: Tropical biology field training. Organizer: TBA UK.
01.06.2009–31.08.2009 Job Laboratory Research Assistant. Employer: Lund University and Sverige Lantbruksuniversitet, Alnarp, Sweden. Tasks: Gas Chromatograpy Electro-antennographic detection (GC-EAD), Single Sensillum Recording (GC-SSR). Referee: Dr. G. Svensson
02.02.2009–10.02.2009 Job Field Assistant. Employer: Dr. J. T. Knudsen, Lund University. Tasks: pollinator (Xylocopa spp.) experiment coordinator in Mombasa, Kenya
07.10.2008–31.12.2008 Internship Intern for Amphibian Research. Host: Instituto de Investigación Biológica del Paraguay (IIBP). Tasks: Amphibian survey. Referee: F. Brusquetti
16.07.2007–24.09.2007 Internship Field and Laboratory Research Assistant. Employer: University College London. Tasks: Fieldwork in Malaysia with Teleopsis spp., microsatellite lab work in London. Referee: Prof. Dr. A. Pomiankowski



Presentations and Posters



Date Type Description
01.04.2019 Conference Presentation Evolution Evolving, Cambridge, UK
29.11.2018 Invited speaker University of Braunschweig, Germany
20.08.2017 Poster European Society for Evolutionary Biology meeting 2017, Groningen, Netherlands
10.03.2017 Invited speaker Natural History Museum, London, UK
09.03.2017 Invited speaker University of Roehampton, London, UK
20.06.2016 Presentation Evolution Meeting 2016, Austin, USA
10.12.2015 Seminar Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Seville, Spain
26.08.2015 Presentation Systematics Association Biennial Meeting, Oxford, UK
12.02.2015 Invited speaker Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany
13.10.2014 Invited speaker Natural History Museum, Bern, Switzerland
06.07.2014 Presentation 33rd Willi Hennig Society meeting, Trento, Italy
08.02.2013 Presentation 13th Joint meeting of the Swiss Zoological and Swiss Systematics Society. Basel, Switzerland
08.11.2012 Presentation Ecology and Evolution in R. CIBIO, Portugal
11.08.2012 Presentation 7th World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada
28.05.2012 Poster 15th African Amphibian Working Group meeting, Trento, Italy
18.11.2011 Presentation Swiss Systematics Society annual meeting, Bern, Switzerland



Fieldwork Experience



Date Location
2017,2019 Tanzania
2012 Malawi
2011 Cameroon
2011 Rwanda
2010 Uganda
2009, 2010 Sweden
2009 Kenya
2008 Paraguay
2007 Peninsular Malaysia
2007,2015-2021 Spain
2007 United Kingdom



Professional Services



Editorial: Section Editor for the Herpetology Notes since 2013.

Reviews: Evolution, Journal of Zoology, Journal of Biogeography, Frontiers in Biogeography, Biotropica, Jouranal of Arid Environments, Journal of Herpetology, Herpetology Notes, Salamandra, Zootaxa.

Others: In 2013 and 2016 I assisted in an IUCN Red List conservation assessment for East African amphibians.