During my bachelor’s, I studied biology and chemistry to become a teacher, and further explored my passion for the biological sciences. I then decided to proceed with a master’s to follow this career path.
During my master’s studies (organismic biology and evolution) at Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany) I focused on marine mammals, population genetics and evolutionary questions. This allowed me to spend one term at the University of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. During my master thesis I worked on the phylogeographie of the Eurasian lynx at the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife research in Berlin. After completing my masters I expanded my skill set by working in several project at the Museum of Natural History Berlin.
I am now a PhD candidate at the University of Potsdam with a focus on the population genomics of marine mammals. The first part of my thesis let me shed light in the genetic structuring of male sperm whale groupings. The second part focused on the genome of the harbour porpoise and I was able to draft annotated the high quality assembly we generated in our lab. Now I want to work further with the harbour porpoise, using ddRAD data and the genome to look at population structuring, history and development.
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My ongoing research you can also see at my ResearchGate site.