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Currently, I am affiliated with the Department of Fish Ecology & Evolution at Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) in Kastanienbaum, and the division of Aquatic Ecology & Evolution at the University of Bern.


From 2012 to 2015, I was a postdoc in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, UK, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.


Until January 2012, I have been a graduate student and research assistant at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Before that, I did my undergrads and conducted my Master's thesis work at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

In my current and future research, I aim to integrate classical fields of evolutionary biology such as palaeontology, genomics and population geneticsto arrive at a better understanding of how and why organisms diversify.


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 Academic identifiers

   ORCID 0000-0002-7782-7503

   ResearcherID B-9843-2012

   ScopusID 12242492700




How do populations of organisms adapt to changing circumstances?

2001 - 2007

University of Konstanz, Germany

Group of Axel Meyer

Studies of biology and MSc in evolutionary biology


What drives the formation of new species? Ecological adaptation? Geographical isolation? Intrinsic genomic features?  

Adaptive Radiation

Some groups of organisms have diversified spectaculary. What sets them apart from groups that didn't?

2007 - 2011

University of Basel, Switzerland

Group of Walter Salzburger

Ph.D. studies on the evolution of cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika

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