Curriculum Vitae

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Research experience

since Apr 2015: Edinburgh-Zhejiang Lecturer
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (UK)

Jan 2015-Mar 2015: Visiting Scientist
Neuronal Calcium Signalling
Babraham Institute, Cambridge (UK)

Jul 2013-Dec 2014: Lecturer and curriculum fellow
Quantitative biology
Harvard Medical School, Boston (US), Neurobiology Department and Curriculum Fellows Program.

Nov 2010-Jun 2013: Postdoctoral fellow
Modes of regulation of postsynaptic proteins

Aug 2009-Oct 2010: Postdoctoral fellow
Allosteric regulation and cooperativity in synaptic plasticity

Jan 2010-Jun 2010: Visiting fellow
Understanding CaMKII regulation through modelling and experiment

Oct 2005-Jul 2009: PhD research
On the function of Calcium-regulated allosteric devices in synaptic plasticity

2005: Research assistant
Biomathematical cancer models

Jan-Dec 2004: MSc research
Morphological characterisation and genetic mapping of the zebrafish skin mutants pusteln and dandruff

Aug-Sep 2003: Summer internship
Structure and activity of metalloproteases
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw (PL), Bochtler lab

Sep 2002: Summer internship
Using MatLab for confocal image analysis


Academic qualifications

PhD, Bioinformatics (2009)

Magister (MSc equivalent), Genetics (2005)
University of Salzburg (AT), graduated with distinction

MSc, Mathematics (2012)
The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)

Higher Education

2009-2012: Postgraduate studies in Mathematics
The Open University, Milton Keynes (UK)

2005-2009: PhD studies in Computational Neuroscience

2003: Erasmus visiting student in Genetics
Charles University, Prague (CZ)

2002-2005: Postgraduate studies in Genetics
University of Salzburg (AT)

1999-2002: Undergraduate Studies in Mathematics
University of Salzburg (AT)

1999-2002: Undergraduate Studies in Biology
University of Salzburg (AT)

Courses and Summer Schools

EMBL/EMBO Science and Society Summer School. The human animal: Scientific, social and moral perspectives
Heidelberg (DE), 2011

European Science and Society Summer School. Deconstructing and reconstructing life: From classification to design
Heidelberg (DE), 2008

Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course
Okinawa (JP), 2006

Summer School of Slavonic Studies
Brno (CZ), 2002

Austrian-Chinese Summer School for Scientists and Economists
Shanghai, Beijing (CN), 2000

Deutsche SchülerAkademie
St. Peter-Ording (DE), 1998

Teaching and mentoring

View complete list of teaching and mentoring activities here

Awards and fellowships

2016: Cruciblist

2014-2016: Fellowship in Medical Education Research

2013-2016: NeXXt fellow

2011-2013: Fast Track fellow

2011: Travel grant

2010-2012: Long-term post-doctoral fellowship

2010: Short-term post-doctoral fellowship

2009: Christian Doppler Prize for Biology
State of Salzburg (AT)

2009-2010: Short-term post-doctoral fellowship

2006: Best student project

2005-2009: Pre-doctoral fellowship

2004: Diploma student fellowship

2003: Student participant

2003: Exchange semester fellowship

2002: Scholarship for internship in Israel

2002: Excellence award for mathematics


View complete list here


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Professional activities

Editorial work and reviewing

since 2010: Reviewer
BMC Systems Biology, Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, SABER National Meeting, BMC Genomics

2010-2011: Nature Jobs

Editorial board

Conference organisation and committee service

2008: European Science and Society Summer School. Deconstructing and reconstructing life: From classification to design
Organising committee

2008: EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium. The personal genome
Organising committee

2007-2008: Clare College MCR

2007: EMBL-EBI Science and Society Symposium. Biology and language
Organising committee

2006-2008: EMBL Science and Society Committee
EBI representative

Organising committee


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