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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

Emmy Noether research group leader                              2018-present                                     Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
Visiting Professor                                                                 2018
University of Padova, Italy
DFG Cluster of excellence Fellowship                               2015-2018
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

Emmy Noether awardee (DFG)                                                        2018-present

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

Alexander von Humboldt  Awardee                                                 2013-2015

Annette-Barthelt Prize for marine research                                   05/2008

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. Marine larvae under rapid climate change- time for a mechanistic understanding. Chioggia Marine Station, Italy, 2018
  2. Skeletogenesis and gastro-intestinal health in the echinoderm larva in times of rapid climate change. University of Padova, Italy, 2018
  3. New insights from an old model organism: pH regulatory systems in the sea urchin larva. SEB annual meeting Florence Italy, 2018
  4. pH regulatory systems of marine larvae: new models for gastro-intestinal health and  biomineralization in a changing environment. Anne Warner Fellowship Interview, Plymouth, UK 2018

GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS

2018        Emmy Noether programme (DFG) (1.2 Mio€; PI)
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€)