Curriculum Vitae

Here I want to give you an extract of my curriculum vitae.
For further information from my CV (e.g. teaching experience, affiliations, grants) please don’t hesitate to contact me.



10/2010-01/2013   Humboldt University Berlin, Master Organismic Biology and Evolution
08/2011-01/2012   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10/2007-09/2010   Freie Universität Berlin, Combination Bachelor Biology




since  02/2016   University of Potsdam
PhD candidate in the unit of Evolutionary Biology and Systematic  Zoology (Prof. Dr. Ralph Tiedemann)
Project: Population Genomics of Marine Mammals
05/2015 – 01/2016   Museum of Natural History Berlin
research assistant of Dr. Julia M. Fahlke
photogrammetry, computed tomography (CT) and three-dimensional reconstruction
04/2013 – 01/2016   Cortdao AG Berlin – Software Company
self-reliance database management, multilingual customer support
02/2013 – 12/2014   Museum of Natural History Berlin
composing a project proposal to investigate the population genetics, systematic and phylogeny of Pontoporia blainvillei (supervised by PD Dr. Oliver Hampe)
04/2012 – 01/2013   Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
master’s thesis as an independent research project,within the scope of a larger multi-institutional project, using molecular methods (supervised by Prof. Dr. Jörns Fickel)
08/2011 – 01/2012   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
research assistant: field and lab work with Fundulidae regarding population questions and evolutionary response to different environment, supervised by Dr. Daniel Welsh
10/2007 – 09/2010   Freie Universität Berlin
bachelor’s thesis on vocalization of Nightingales, supervised by Prof. Dr. Silke Kipper






Foerster, D.W., Bull, J.K.,  Lenz, D., Autenrieth, M., Paijmans, J.L.A., KrausR.H.S., Nowak, C., Bayerl, H., Kuehn,R., Saveljev, A.P., Sindicic, M., Hofreiter, M., Schmidt,K., Fickel, J. 2016. Targeted re-sequencing of coding DNA sequences for SNP discovery in non-model species. (pre-print available here:




molecular biology: Mega, Geneious, DNAsp, MrBayes, Network, Arlequin
genomics: MAKER, SNAP, GeneMark, RepeatMasker
3D-Modeling: AgiSoft, Meshlab, CloudCompare, GOMinspect, Geomagic, Amira
other: Terminal (Linux), R, basics in Perl and Python, LATEX, Microsoft office
Lab work:
dissection of animals and tissues, DNA-Extraction (fresh tissue/ ancient),
Primer design, PCR, LRPCR, Sequencing (Sanger)
Catch and re-catch, banding and handling birds, recording of vocalization, monitoring



Marijke Autenrieth, Anja Ernst, Rob Deaville, Fabien Demaret, Lonneke IJsseldijk, Ursula Siebert and Ralph Tiedemann. Kinship and origin of male sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) recently stranded along the North Sea. Annual Meeting of the European Cetacean Society, May 2017, Middelfart, Netherlands

Marijke Autenrieth, Anja Ernst, Ursula Siebert and Ralph Tiedemann. Where did they come from? A male bachelor group of sperm whales under investigation. Sep 2016, Braunschweig, Germany

*Marijke Autenrieth, Anja Ernst, Ursula Siebert and Ralph Tiedemann. Kinship and origin of a sperm whale bachelor group (Physeter macrocephalus). Eurpoean Meeting of PhD Students of Evolutionary Biology, Sep 2016, Gotland, Sweden

Marijke Autenrieth, Jörns Fickel and Daniel W. Förster. Investigating nuclear and cytoplasmic mitochondrial sequences in the Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) and other Felidae. 86th Annual Conference of the German Society of Mammalogy, Sep 2012 Frankfurt a. Main, Germany