positions held

 

 

2016-2018

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (grant agreement No 661340)
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow
Differential costs of social living in nature.
Lab: Prof P. Monaghan

 

2015-2016

Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern
Kin recognition in Daphnia (Daphnia pulex, Daphnia magna).
Lab: Prof. M. Taborsky

 

2012 – 2014

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology and Evolution, University of Basel
Oxidative stress and maternal care in the European earwig (Forficula auricularia).
Lab: Prof. M. Kölliker

 

2010 – 2012

Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow
Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Using experimental sexual selection to test the genetic and fitness consequences of mating preferences in house mice (Mus musculus musculus).
Lab: Prof D. Penn

 

2009-2010

Intern
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich

Learning basic molecular techniques such as DNA extraction.
Lab: Prof. B. König


Education

 

 

2006-2009

Ph.D., Institute of Biology, Eco-Ethology, University of Neuchâtel, CH
Mating behaviour and the effects of parasites on reproductive success in male Columbian ground squirrels (Uricitellus columbianus).
Lab: Prof. R. Bshary

 

1999-2004

Master of Biology, University of Bern, CH
Colour vision in chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra)
Lab: Prof. P. Ingold


Funding & Fellowships

 

 

2017

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Research Grant
Telomere assay.

Ethologische Gesellschaft, Research Grant
Funding for travel to and accommodation at field station in South Africa.
 

2016

Institute Research Support Fund, University of Glasgow
Funding for travel to and accommodation at field station in South Africa.

Marie Curie Fellowship, University of Glasgow
Differential costs of social living in nature.
 

2014

Basler Stiftung für Experimentelle Zoologie
Oxidative stress and maternal care in the European earwig (Forficula auricularia).
 

2013

Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft, Basel
Maternal care and its effect on oxidative stress in the European earwig (Forficula auricularia).
 

2012

SNSF Fellowship (Prolongation), University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Using experimental sexual selection to test the genetic and fitness consequences of mating preferences in house mice (Mus musculus musculus).
 

2010

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellowship, University of Veterinary Medicine ViennaUsing experimental sexual selection to test the genetic and fitness consequences of mating preferences in house mice (Mus musculus musculus).


COURSES TAUGHT

 

 

2013
 

Behavioural ecology practical courses University of Basel, Switzerland
3rd year undergraduate students, six weeks.
 

2008

Data-Management course, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
3rd year undergraduate biology students, 1 semester.
 

2006, 2007

Behavioural ecology practical courses, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
2nd year undergraduate students, six weeks.


Conference Presentations

 

 

2017

Behaviour 2017, Estoril
Oral presentation
 

2016

16th International Society for Behavioural Ecology, ISBE, Exeter
Oral presentation
 

2014

15th International Society for Behavioural Ecology, ISBE, New York
Oral presentation
 

2013

The Annual Meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies 13, Basel
Poster presentation
 

2012

14th International Behavioural Ecology, ISBE, Sweden
Oral presentation
 

2009

The Annual Meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies 09, Bern
Poster presentation
 

2008

European Conference on Behavioural Biology, ECCB, Dijon
Oral presentation

The Annual Meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies 08, Lausanne
Oral presentation
 

2007

6th IZW International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin
Oral presentation

The Annual Meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies 07, Zürich
Poster presentation (2nd prize)
 

2006

11th International Society for Behavioural Ecology, ISBE, Tours
Poster presentation