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Curriculum vitae

Academic Career

Since 2011: Scientific assistant and PhD study: “Fish fossils as indicators of Mio-Pliocene freshwater fish diversity and climate change in the East African Rift Valley in Kenya” (DFG-grant)

2011: Diploma thesis: “Morphologische, histologische und röntgenologische Untersuchung einer frühneuzeitlichen Skelettserie aus Dohna, Sachsen”, Degree: Dipl.-Biol.

04/2010–08/2010: Supervision of Bachelor students during my diploma thesis in Anthropology

06/2009—08/2009: Student assistant, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen

04/2009–06/2009: Student assistant, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Muenchen

2005–2011: Studies in Biology (Diplom) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Muenchen (majors Ecology, Zoology, Anthropology, Palaeontology)


Contributions to “Osteology of fishes” (Master program)

Tutorial Paläontologie I (Bachelor program)


Fish systematics and evolution with focus on killifishes and cichlids

Comparative morphology of fish skeletons

Clearing and staining, otolith dissection, SEM analysis of non-skeletal hard parts, X-ray analysis of skeletons

Preparation of fossil fishes

Histology (manufacturing and microscopy of bone- and tooth sections)


Since 2012: European Ichthyological Society

Since 2010: Paläontologische Gesellschaft


MS Office, Open Office, Adobe Photoshop, Axio Vision Release 4.7, Image Access Standard


English: Fluent in speech and writing

French: Semi-fluent in speech and writing (Delf 2nd Degré)