Curriculum Vitae

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Past and Present Positions

Date Position Distinction Location
15.06.2023–present Contracted Researcher Spanish Ministry Funded Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Spain
01.02.2017–31.05.2023 Postdoctoral Researcher Juan de la Cierva Scholar 2020-2023 Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Spain
01.05.2015–31.10.2016 Postdoctoral Researcher SNF Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Spain
01.01.2015–30.04.2015 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Basel, Switzerland
1.02.2011–11.07.2014 Predoctoral Researcher (doctoral candidate) SNF funded project University of Basel, Switzerland

Higher Education

Date Position Distinction Location Details
01.02.2011–11.07.2014 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Zoology: summa cum laude University of Basel, Switzerland Supervised by: Dr. Simon P. Loader, Dr. Hendrik Müller, Prof. Dr. Peter Nagel
01.02.2009–20.12.2010 Master of Science (M.Sc.) Biology with Specialization in Ecology: Pass with Distinction Lund University, Sweden
01.09.2005–01.08.2008 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Upper Second-class Honours (2:1) University College London, United Kingdom
15.09.2003–01.08.2005 International Baccalaureate (IB) International School of Penang. Malaysia

Further Training

Date Type Description
28.02.2022–04.03.2022 Workshop NGS Analysis for gene regulation and epigenomics. Online, hosted by Physalia Courses.
06.11.2018–09.11.2018 Workshop Linux for Bioinformaticians. Held at the Biological Station of Doñana
12.06.2017–16.06.2017 Workshop Using the Trinity Framework for De novo Transcriptome Assembly, Annotation, and Downstream Expression Studies. Held at the Botanical Museum, Berlin, hosted by Physalia Courses.
17.10.2017–28.10.2017 Certification Animal Experimentation levels of a,b,c and d, for designing and executing projects involving the handling and manipulation of wild animals. Held at the Biological Station of Doñana, Seville, and certificate issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Junta de Andalucía.
17.06.2016 Workshop ASN Science Communication. Focus: conveying science to different audiences using a range of media and tools. Duke University, held in Austin Texas
09.06.2015–11.06.2015 Workshop Introduction to Bayesian Statistics. Focus: Bayesian statistics for ecologists. Organizer: Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain
12.06.2014 Workshop Computational Methods in Macroevolutionary Analysis. Focus: diversification rate analyses. University of Zurich.
02.03.2013–08.03.2013 Workshop Applied Phylogenetics, Bodega CA. Focus: phylogenetic methods; Bayesian statistics; comparative analyses. Organizer: University of California, Davis.
05.11.2012–09.11.2012 Workshop Mulitvariate data analysis for Ecology and Evolution in R. Focus: multivariate statistics; model selection; R. Organizer: CIBIO, Porto.
26.03.2012–29.03.2012 Workshop Applying Phylogenetic Generalized Least Squares. Focus: pGLS; R. Organizer: Transmitting Science, Barcelona
30.05.2011 Workshop Statistics in Biogeography and Ecology. Organizer: University of Basel, Switzerland
07.08.2011–12.08.2011 Workshop Evolutionary Ecology and Systematics. Focus: ‘Phylogenetics –new applications, pitfalls and challenges’. Organizer: Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.
27.07.2010–26.08.2010 Field course Tropical Biology Association field course; Uganda. Focus: Tropical biology field training. Organizer: TBA UK.
01.06.2009–31.08.2009 Job Laboratory Research Assistant. Employer: Lund University and Sverige Lantbruksuniversitet, Alnarp, Sweden. Tasks: Gas Chromatograpy Electro-antennographic detection (GC-EAD), Single Sensillum Recording (GC-SSR). Referee: Dr. G. Svensson
02.02.2009–10.02.2009 Job Field Assistant. Employer: Dr. J. T. Knudsen, Lund University. Tasks: pollinator (Xylocopa spp.) experiment coordinator in Mombasa, Kenya
07.10.2008–31.12.2008 Internship Intern for Amphibian Research. Host: Instituto de Investigación Biológica del Paraguay (IIBP). Tasks: Amphibian survey. Referee: F. Brusquetti
16.07.2007–24.09.2007 Internship Field and Laboratory Research Assistant. Employer: University College London. Tasks: Fieldwork in Malaysia with Teleopsis spp., microsatellite lab work in London. Referee: Prof. Dr. A. Pomiankowski

Presentations and Posters

Date Type Description
18.09.2023 Poster Poster: The Evolution of Animal Genomes (EMBO): Sevilla, Spain
22.06.2023 Presentation Sevinomics Spring Meeting 2023, Sevilla, Spain
30.06.2022 Poster Euro Evo Devo 2022 Meeting. Napoli, Italy
03.02.2022 Conference Presentation Sociedad Española de Biología Evolutiva conferencia, Vigo, Spain
24.06.2021 Seminar Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Seville, Spain
30.04.2021 Presentation Sevinomics Spring Meeting 2021, Sevilla, Spain
05.02.2020 Poster Sociedad Española de Biología Evolutiva conference, Sevilla, Spain
22.11.2019 Seminar LEM days: Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Seville, Spain
01.04.2019 Conference Presentation Evolution Evolving, Cambridge, UK
29.11.2018 Invited speaker University of Braunschweig, Germany
20.08.2017 Poster European Society for Evolutionary Biology meeting 2017, Groningen, Netherlands
10.03.2017 Invited speaker Natural History Museum, London, UK
09.03.2017 Invited speaker University of Roehampton, London, UK
20.06.2016 Presentation Evolution Meeting 2016, Austin, USA
10.12.2015 Seminar Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC, Seville, Spain
26.08.2015 Presentation Systematics Association Biennial Meeting, Oxford, UK
12.02.2015 Invited speaker Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany
13.10.2014 Invited speaker Natural History Museum, Bern, Switzerland
06.07.2014 Presentation 33rd Willi Hennig Society meeting, Trento, Italy
08.02.2013 Presentation 13th Joint meeting of the Swiss Zoological and Swiss Systematics Society. Basel, Switzerland
08.11.2012 Presentation Ecology and Evolution in R. CIBIO, Portugal
11.08.2012 Presentation 7th World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada
28.05.2012 Poster 15th African Amphibian Working Group meeting, Trento, Italy
18.11.2011 Presentation Swiss Systematics Society annual meeting, Bern, Switzerland

Fieldwork Experience

Date Location Links
2023 Taiwan photos
2017,2019,2023,2024 Tanzania blog; photos1; photos2; photos3
2012 Malawi blog
2011 Cameroon photos; blog
2011 Rwanda blog
2010 Uganda
2009, 2010 Sweden
2009 Kenya blog
2008 Paraguay
2007 Peninsular Malaysia photos
2007,2015-2021 Spain photos
2007 United Kingdom

Other Services

Editorial: Section Editor for the Herpetology Notes, 2013-2022.

Reviews: Evolution, Journal of Zoology, Journal of Biogeography, Frontiers in Biogeography, Biotropica, Jouranal of Arid Environments, Journal of Herpetology, Herpetology Notes, Salamandra, Zootaxa,BMC Ecology and Evolution.

Others: In 2013 and 2016 I assisted in an IUCN Red List conservation assessment for East African amphibians.
In 2021-22 I was part of the Doñana Biological Station Seminar Series organising committee.