My most recent CV is available for download (.pdf). Briefly,
I am a German scientist, currently in
and have lived in
I graduated in Biology (Plant Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry) from the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, wrote an honours thesis at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California and was, until recently, a scientist in Detlef Weigel's laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, asking questions in Plant Developmental Biology and looking for answers with genomics. In 2011, I was also a part-time Fellow in Freshwater Sciences at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, working with Michael Monaghan and Hans-Peter Grossart towards an inventory of fungi in fresh water. In 2012, I joined the group of Justin Borevitz at The Australian National University in Canberra. Our group is part of the ARC centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, and we work on whole-genome approaches to conservation genetics and breeding. My goal is to enable "digital domestication": Domesticate wild species to crops, in a predictable fashion.
Besides learning new things every day, my interests include life, science, hiking, travel, skiing and flying. I am exploring Australia by all means of transport available to me.