Curriculum vitae

Academic studies and career

since 05/2017  Head of micro-CT facility, Research Associate (Institute of Palaeontology, University of  Vienna, Austria), Lecturer (Institute of Palaeontology, Institute of Integrative Zoology, University of  Vienna, Austria)

2012 – 2017    Postdoctoral Assistant (Institute of Palaeontology, University of  Vienna, Austria)

2009 – 2012     Dissertation (Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie, University of Bonn, Germany; granted by FAZIT-foundation; supervised by T. Martin)

PhD thesis (online published and as separate papers): Phylogenetic and functionalmorphological adaptations of the ear region in the squirrel-related clade (Rodentia: Mammalia)

 2002- 2009     Diploma degree in Biology (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Major subject: Zoology; Minor subjects: Animal Physiology, Clinical Pharmacology

Diploma thesis: Functionalmorphological and ecomorphological adaptations of a locomotory specialist: the musculotendinous system of Carapus acus (Teleostei: Carapidae); published

Academic Grants and Awards

01/2016 – 09/2016:  Scientific & Technological Cooperation with France (Amandée: OEAD: No: FR : 2 years (2016-2017) in cooperation  with N. K. Schnell-Aurahs (Museum national d’Histoire naturelle Paris, France): Topic: ‘Diel vertical migrations: how does it affect the musculotendinous system of mesopelagic fishes’.

09/2011     One of the best ranked candidates for ‘Zukunftspreis für junge Paläontologen at the 82nd Annual meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Vienna, Austria

10/2011     Travel grant of FAZIT-foundation (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

10/2010     Travel grant of FAZIT-foundation

03/2010     PhD-grant of FAZIT-foundation (2 years)

Public relations activities

  •  ’Lange Nacht der Forschung’ in 2014, 2016, 2018 (University of Vienna)
  •  ’Campus Festival’ (650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna): Paläontologie – Die Entschlüßelung der Natur
  •  Special exhibition of the Natural History Museum Vienna: ‘Das Wissen der Dinge
  •  Permanent exhibition at the Department of Palaeontology: ‘The ear region: functionalmorphological and phylogenetical aspects’

Scientific recognitions

Language Skills

  • English (excellent command)
  • Spanish (basic communication skills)
  • French (basic communication skills)

Additional Skills

Memberships/Editor

Conferences and Symposia

2018

talk: 5th Meeting of International Palaeontological Congress, Paris, France

poster: 5th Meeting of International Palaeontological Congress, Paris, France

2017

talk: 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Munich, Germany

talk: 44nd Meeting of the German working-group Vertebrate Palaeontology, Münster, Germany

poster: 88th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Münster, Germany

 

2016

talk: 11th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Washington D.C, USA; symposium: Show me your ear

talk: 87th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Dresden, Germany

 

  2015

poster: 42nd Meeting of the German working-group Vertebrate Palaeontology, Laimering, Hamburg, Germany

poster: Annual Meeting of the ´Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik´, Bonn, Germany

two posters: 75th Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas, U.S.A.

poster: Annual Meeting of the ´Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie’, Berlin, Germany

two posters: Annual Meeting of NOBIS Austria, Eggenburg, Austria

 

     2014

poster: 74th Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Berlin, Germany

 

     2013

poster: 6th Meeting of Mesozoic Fishes, Vienna, Austria

talk: 8th Bruker Micro CT Meeting, Hasselt, Belgium

talk: 40th Meeting of the German working-group Vertebrate Palaeontology, Laimering, Germany

 

       2012

talk: 83rd Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany

 

       2011

talk: 71st Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Las Vegas, USA

talk: 82nd Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Vienna, Austria; award winner

talk: 38th Meeting of the German working-group Vertebrate Palaeontology, Eichstätt, Germany

 

        2010

poster: 70th Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Pittsburgh, USA

poster: 81st Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Munich, Germany

poster: 37th Meeting of the German working-group Vertebrate Palaeontology, Vienna, Austria

poster: 1st Symposium of the High-resolution X-Ray CT by GE phoenix, Dresden, Germany

 

         2009

poster: 9th Meeting of the International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists, Punta del Este, Uruguay