Vita

 

Professional Employments and Positions
since 2010

Lecturer ("Akademische Rätin") at the Institute of Systematic zoology and Evolutionary Research

2007 - 2011

Vice-project manager of the collaboration project "InspiRat - Bionically inspired climbing robot for the external inspection of linear structures", supported by the federal Ministry of Science and Education

2005 - 2006

Leader of the Junior research group "Functional Morphology of the Vertebrate Motion system"

2004 - 2010

Assistant professor at the Institute of Systematic zoology and Evolutionary Research

2000 - 2004

Research and teaching assistant at the Institute of Systematic zoology and Evolutionary Research

1998

Research assistant at the Innovation Centre "Motion Systems", supported by the German Research Foundation

   
Habilitation
February 2011

Venia legendi in Zoology

Habilitation thesis: "Die arboreal quadrupede Fortbewegung der Primaten. Das Grundmuster der Bewegungsprinzipien und die Konsequenzen für die Evolution des Bewegungssystems der Primaten.“

   
Grants and Awards  
2012

German Pain Research Award

1998 - 2000

Scholarship by the Thuringian ministry of science, research and art

1998

Faculty award

   
Education  
February 2001

Doctor's degree in Natural Sciences, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Dissertation thesis: "Zur Evolution der Fortbewegung der Primaten. Eine vergleichende Studie zur Lokomotion arboreal-quadrupeder Primaten"

May 1998

Diploma degree in Biology

Thesis: "Lokomotion und Myologie von Eulemur fulvus (Primates: Lemuridae) als Beispiel für einen quadrupeden Primaten"

1991 - 1998

Diploma study, Biology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Fields: Zoology, Anthropology, Neurobiology, Microbiology