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Curriculum vitae

Date of birth: 14.02.1959 in Bremen, Germany

 

School education

1965 - 1968 Primary school in Bremen, Germany
1968 - 1977 Gymnasium in Bremen, Germany
1977 Abitur
(diploma from German secondary school qualifying for university admission or matriculation)

 

University education

1978 Enrollment for Biology/Diploma Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
1980 Enrollment for Biochemistry/Diploma Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
1980 Vordiploma in Biology
1981 Vordiploma 1. part in Biochemistry
1983 integrated exchange program, University of Helsinki and University of Oulu, Finland
1986 Diploma in Biology Main subject: Animal physiology
1990 Ph.D. in Biology Main subject: Genetics
12.6.1996 Habilitation at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany in Genetics

 

Professional career

1985 - 1986 Diploma-thesis at the Department of Population genetics Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
1986 - 1990 Ph.D. at the Department of Population genetics Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
1991 - 1996 Assistant Professor at the Department of Population genetics Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
1996 - 1998 Temorary professorship „Animal genetics“ Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
1998 Lecturer at the University of Hohenheim, Germany
1999 - 2000 Manager, Pritzker Lab of Molecular Systematics and Evolution, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA
since 2000 Professor for Molecular Systematics, University of Oslo, Natural History Museums, Department for Research and Collections, and Curator for the Crustacea collection

 

Administrative duties

2002 – 2004 Deputy leader of the Strategic University Program “National Centre for Biosystematics”
2004 - 2009 Head of the organizing committee for the DNA lab at the NHM
2004 - 2010 Member of panel “Fribioøko”, The Research Council of Norway
2005 - 2009 Head of Department for Zoology, NHM
2005 - 2009 Head of graduate school “forskerskole” in systematic parasitology,

Executive Editor of Zoologica Scripta
Associate Editor: BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Research Notes
Editorial Board: Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

 

Teaching Activities

Masters level course (also suitable for PhD):

BIO4200/9200 – Molecular Evolution

Bachelor level course:

BIO2140 – Molecular Biology and Biological Methods

 

Supervision of Theses since 2000

Masters theses: 14 finished

PhD theses: 9 finished, 2 ongoing

 

Major Grants since 2010 (with LB as main applicant)

Towards a molecular species identification of polynoid scaleworms (Polynoidae, Polychaeta) in the Norwegian deep-sea; 2011; The Norwegian Deep Sea Program

Diversity mapping of Norwegian gyrodactylid flatworms - mining natural history collections; 2011-2012, artsdatabanken.no

Kinorhyncha – a poorly known and neglected animal phylum; 2013-2014; artsdatabanken.no

 

Major Grants since 2010 (with LB as partner)

Biodiversity of the High North: DNA barcoding and phylogeography of Arctic insects – student training inmolecular methods and analyses (DNARCT); 2014-2017. Main Applicant: Vladimir Gusarov. The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education