Short CV/Education and training

  • Education

  • 2014
    University of Zurich, Switzerland: Venia legendi in parasitology

  • 2012
    European Veterinary Parasitology College: Board examination and Diplomate (DipEVPC) in November 2012, Veterinary specialist in parasitology (Examination by the Bavarian Chamber of Veterinarians October 2012), LMU Munich, Germany: Venia legendi and Facultas docendi in parasitology

  • 2009 – 2012
    LMU Munich, Germany: Habilitation thesis "Studies on the epidemiology of tick-borne infectious agents" at the Chair of Comparative Tropical Medicine and Parasitology

  • 2006 – 2008
    LMU Munich, Germany: Doctoral thesis (Dr. med. vet.) at the Chair of Comparative Tropical Medicine and Parasitology: “Prevalence and genetic analysis of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Spotted Fever Group rickettsiae in the tick Ixodes ricinus in urban and periurban sites in southern Germany"

  • 2006
    Veterinary approbation

  • 2000 – 2006
    Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, Germany: Veterinary studies

  • 2002 – 2003
    Veterinary studies at the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes, France, in the framework of the ERASMUS exchange program

  • Work experience

  • Since July 2017: Head of Institute of Infectology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut Greifswald Isle of Riems, Germany

  • 2014
    - 2017 Senior Scientist, National Center for Vector Entomology, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Vector competence studies with indigionous and invasive mosquito species on e.g. Dirofilaria spp. and West Nile virus; Next generation sequencing (genomics, transcriptomics); host preference studies in field and laboratory; Identification of arthropods of medical or veterinary significance by molecular methods; Bionomics of arthropod vectors; Undergraduate lectures to veterinary and biology students, Supervision of master thesis and doctoral thesis

  • 2008 – 2014
    Scientific staff, Chair of Comparative Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, LMU Munich, Germany, Group leader “Molecular parasitology” and “Molecular Diagnostics”, Quality management officer (DIN EN ISO 9001:2008); Epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne bacterial and protozoan pathogens; Genotyping of tick-borne pathogens; Travel-diseases of dogs; host-vector-pathogen interactions; Undergraduate lectures to veterinary students, Supervision of master thesis and doctoral thesis

  • 2006 – 2008
    Veterinary assistant (part time) in a small animal practice in Southern Germany

Selected publications

Additional qualifications

  • European Veterinary Parasitology College: Board examination and Diplomate (DipEVPC), 2012

  • Veterinary specialist in parasitology (Examination by the Bavarian Chamber of Veterinarians), 2012


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