Group leader Phylogeography
PhD Student 2009-2012 (DAAD, DFG)
Key expertise Taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, laboratory techniques (Sanger, NGS),
ancient DNA, Diptera (extant & fossil)
since 2014 Laboratory Manager at Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden,
2005 – 2013 Laboratory Technician at Senckenberg Natural History Collections
2001 – 2004 Scientific-trainee, Diptera section, State Natural History Collections
2009 Dissertation (PhD), Leuphana-University, Lüneburg, Germany
1999 Magister Artium (M.A.) in Applied Cultural Sciences, University Lüneburg,
I am working on the phylogeography and hybridization of green lizards (Lacerta viridis complex) – but snakes are also not too bad.
I am working on several turtle projects, among others within the frame of the Cold Code initiative
I am working on the diversity of African Hinge-back Tortoises (Kinixys).