Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Max Planck Research Group leader Behavioural Genomics, MPI Evolutionary Biology, Germany

  • 2013
    Postdoc Fellow (Feodor Lynen Reintegration Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Freiburg University, Germany

  • 2009 – 2012
    Postdoc Fellow (Feodor Lynen Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Lund University, Sweden

  • 2007 – 2009
    Postdoc Fellow (Marie Curie IEF, EC, FP7), Oxford University, UK

  • 2002 – 2006
    PhD studies on magnetic orientation in migratory birds, Oldenburg University, Germany

  • 2002
    MSc in Biology (Integrative Biosciences), Oxford University, UK

  • 1998 – 2002
    Study of Biology at Heidelberg University, Humboldt University Berlin and Oxford University, UK

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Topic Editor for Frontiers in Animal Orientation, published within Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Editorial board member for Frontiers in Zoology

  • Chairman Animal Navigation Group, Royal Institute for Navigation (RIN)

  • Director Animal Navigation Resources, RIN


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