Curriculum vitae

Current position:

Associate professor at Biosystematics group, Wageningen University (WU), The Netherlands


2006 Dr. rer. nat., Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

2000  Diploma Biology, FU Berlin

Working experience:

2016 – 2018: Assistant professor at Biosystematics group, WU

2016: Humboldt research fellow at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

2015: Visiting professor at FU Berlin

2014 – 2015: Visiting research fellow at FU Berlin

2007 – 2014 Post-doctoral researcher at Laboratory of Entomology, WU (personal NWO Veni grant and personal DFG research grant)

Grants and scholarships:

2015 Personal grant for talented experienced researchers to develop own research line (VIDI) by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO

2014 Alexander van Humboldt Research fellowship for experienced researchers

2014 NWO Aspasia grant to encourage the promotion of female Vidi grant candidates to an associate professorship

2009 Personal grant for talented young researchers (VENI) by NWO

2007 Research fellowship for highly qualified young researchers by German Research Foundation, DFG

2006 Exchange grant for young scientists funded by the European Science Foundation, ESF

2002 Ph.D. talent grant from the Berliner Graduierten Förderung (NaFöG) at FU Berlin

Invited presentations:

2020 Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting, Lunteren, The Netherlands

2019 Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Cologne, Germany

2018 12th annual EPS workshop on Plant-insect interactions, Leiden, The Netherlands

2018 Dies Natalis 100 years. Unravelling Life: Wisdom and wonder. Wageningen, The Netherlands

2017 Gordon Research Conference Plant-Herbivore Interaction, Ventura, CA, USA

2017 Annual meeting Experimental Plant Sciences, Lunteren, The Netherlands

2015 Panhellenic Entomological Congress, Heraklion, Greece

2015 Colloquium of the CRC973 ‘Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress’, FU Berlin

2015 Symposium on the Use of Egg Parasitoids in Agriculture, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

2014 Netherlands-Japan Seminar on Parasitoid Biology, Wageningen

2014 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar, Neuchatel, Switzerland

(Co-)Supervision MSc, PhD and Postdocs:

6 BSc, >30 MSc, 7 PhDs and 5 Postdocs (2004-present)

Teaching activities:

2016-present: Webs of Terrestrial Diversity (BSc), Wageningen University

2016-present: Biodiversity of the Netherlands (BSc), WUR

2015: Human Ecology - How microbes affect our life (BSc), FU Berlin

2015-2016: Schreiben naturwissenschaftlicher Texte (Scientific writing) (BSc), FU Berlin

2010-2015: Ecological Aspects of Bio-interactions (MSc), WUR

2003-2015: Supervision practicals in different MSc and BSc courses, WUR