Field of work
Insect comparative genomics
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member of the steering committee of the GBOP (genomic basis of phenotypic innovation in insect evolution) initiative for a DFG priority program.
Associated member of DFG research unit So-Long (FOR2281/2) between Freiburg, Mainz, Münster, Regensburg, Halle, Frankfurt, Groningen and Friborg.
I am interested in understanding evolutionary processes shaping genomes and chromosomes leading to phenotypic innovation and hence biodiversity. In particular I focus on bees and wasps, including social species. For my research, I’m combining aspects of biodiversity, phylogenetics, population genetics, molecular ecology and genetics with state-of-the-art genomics and bioinformatics approaches, including third generation sequencing, optical and genetic mapping.
International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE), Entomologenvereinigung Sachsen-Anhalt (EVSA)
2019 SMBE Young Investigator Award, 2019 EASI Genomics grant, 2015-2017 Marie-Curie Intra European Fellowship
thanks to our funders: DAAD, DFG, Marie-Curie-Actions, EASI-Genomics, the German and European Tax Payers!