I am interested in the molecular underpinnings of diversity in populations and species – how populations adapt, which role the genomic architecture plays, or how gene flow can influence divergence – and I am generally excited about evolutionary aspects, ecology, and conservation biology. Yet, my scientific expertise includes a rather wide collection of biological topics – from developmental biology and neurobiology (which I studied during my master's thesis), to cell biology and the regulation and role of autophagy (my PhD thesis).

Find out more about each of my projects by clicking on the model species in my "CV tree" below:

2014 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 2016 year 2018 2020 2022 Biological studies MSc thesis PhD thesis Postdoc I Postdoc II School epoch Teaching University of Konstanz Germany ETH Zurich Switzerland University of Otago New Zealand University of Oslo Norway ETH Zurich Switzerland Research Univ. of Basel Switzerland Outgroup Zebrafish Fruit fly Cichlids New Zealand storm petrel New Zealand dotterel Atlantic cod Yellowfin tuna Gray wolf Homo studenticus Eel Tanganyika cichlids