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Professional experience

  • Since Feb. 2013: Junior group leader (Akademische Rätin) at Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Faculty of Biology, Section Evolutionary Biology. Research focused on population genetics of Humans and pathogens (Lyme Borreliosis).
  • Sept. 2012-Jan. 2013: postdoctoral position at the Natural History Museum (Paris) in ANR (French research agency) project GrowinAP. Analysis of re-sequencing and genomic data in the search for genetic factors explaining pygmies’ stature.

 Academic education

  • 2008-2012: PhD in anthropological genetics at the Natural History Museum (Paris). Subject: Short stature in African Pygmies: an evolutionary approach.
    Supervisors Prof. Evelyne Heyer and Prof. Yves Le Bouc.
  • 2007-2008: Master degree on Human genetics at the Université Paris-Diderot.
  • 2005-2008: Life sciences studies at AgroParistech (French top level engineering school for life sciences). French Master’s degree in Engineering.

Continuing education

  • Dec. 2014: Certified project leader for Genetic engineering safety regulations (§ 15 Absatz 4 Satz 1 GenTSV).
  • Nov. 2014: Training course Academic Teaching Excellence, British Council: “English as The Medium of Instruction”.
  • Since 2013: Several seminars on teaching, conflict management, leadership offered by the Centre for Leadership and Management (LMU).

Teaching experience

Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Faculty for Biology (since 2013):

  • Bachelor in Biology:
  • Statistics for biologists: lecture and exercises in German
  • Master in Biology and Master “Evolutionary genomics, Ecology and Systematics” (in English):
  • Phylogenetics: tutorial for application of phylogenetic methods
  • Computational methods in evolutionary biology: tutorial for application of population genetics methods
  • An introduction to R: lecture and exercises on R programming
  • Skill course oral presentation: lecture and training
  • Human evolutionary genetics: discussion of scientific articles
  • Multivariate statistics: lecture and exercises in advanced statistics
  • Mathematics basics for evolutionary biologists: lecture and exercises

Awards, Stipends and Third-party funding

  • 2016: BioNa-Nachwuchsforscherpreis (Junior Scientist Award), LMU Faculty of Biology. Project: “Experimental host switch in Borrelia bacteria”: 10,000 €
  • 2014: Bayerisch-Französisches Hochschulzentrum: allowance for travel and student stipend for a collaboration with a French group - « Simulation of the evolution of a complex trait and application to Type 2 diabetes » ~ 5,000 €
  • Since 2013: Support for Women in Science, LMU Munich (total ~5,000 €)
  • Since 2013: Mentoring Grant, LMU Munich (~ 2,000 € per year)
  • Oct. 2011-Feb. 2012: PhD 4th year stipend, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, France
  • July 2011: New Investigator Award, 23rd Human Behaviour and Evolution Society Conference
  • 2009: Bonus Qualité Recherche, French Ministry for Research, stipend for field trip in Cameroon: 2,000 €

Reviewing and administrative responsibilities

  • Since 2016: Women representative at the Faculty of Biology (LMU)
  • 2015: Member of hiring committee for appointment of a new professor at the LMU Faculty of Biology
  • 2014: Representative of the young researchers of the LMU Faculty for Biology (Mittelbau) for the Faculty retreat
  • Journal referee: Human Biology, Biology letters, American Journal of Human Biology
  • Grant reviewer: National Science Foundation (USA), Leakey Foundation (USA)

Skills and personal interests

  • Languages: French (mother tongue), English, German and Italian
  • Other interests: Strong interest in ethical issues concerning research about human populations and the use of genetic material