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EDUCATION

Diplom Biology (Biological Oceanography)              2003-2008    University of Bremen (Germany)

Ph.D. (Biological Oceanography)                                2008-2011  University of Kiel (GEOMAR)

 

POSITIONS

DFG Cluster of excellence Fellowship                               2015-present                            Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship                              2013-2015                              Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Postdoctoral fellow                                                                2011-2012                              University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Research fellow                                                                   2011-2011                              Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

-Ion and pH regulatory systems in aquatic organisms

-Development of ion-regulatory epithelia

-Mechanisms of biomineralization in marine invertebrates

 

IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC PRIZES & FUNCTIONS

Annette-Barthelt Prize for marine research                                   05/2008

Alexander von Humboldt  Awardee                                                 2013-2015

DFG/Cluster of excellence “The future Ocean” Fellowship        2015-present

Editorial board member of the Journal of the                               2016-present             MarineBiological Association United Kingdom

Editorial board member of Frontiers in Physiology                     2017-present

 

RECENT INVITED TALKS

  1. From gut to bone: pH regulatory systems in the sea urchin larva. ACTA PHYSIOLOGICA INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Sandbjerg, Denmark 2017
  2. Strong pH regulatory abilities enable hydrothermal vent crabs to inhabit the world´s most acidic vent systems. Annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology, Brighton, UK 2016
  3. Digestion at pH 10: Eco-Devo of alkaline digestive systems in basal deuterostomes. Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences (University of Gothenburg), Sweden 2016
  4. The evolution of pH regulation in marine organisms. Centre Scientifique de Monaco 2016
  5. Ocean acidification: finding the Achilles heel of marine larval stages. National Taiwan University, Taiwan 2015
  6. From genes to holobiont: identifying physiological processes that determine sensitivities in times of climate change. University of Kiel, Germany 2015

 

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2016        Cluster of excellence “The Future Ocean” mini proposal (60 K€; Co proponent)
2015        Cluster of excellence “The Future Ocean” mini proposal (75 K€; Main proponent)
2014        Cluster of excellence “The Future Ocean” Post-doc fellowship (270 K€; PI)
2013        Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (50 K€; PI)
2010       DAAD Project-based personnel exchange (27 K€)