On 1 Nov 2014 I started the Applied Zoology/ Angewandte Zoologie lab at Technische Universität Dresden. This was one of ten Open Topics Tenure Track Positions supported by the German Excellence Initiative. I mainly use insects for my research, such as the lovely bedbugs (see here for a youtube video that brings them more close to you than you will ever wish to be). Publications and citations are here. And here, too. Research Interests are here. Within our lab, three subgroups follow somewhat separate strings of research with a strong tendency to connect the areas – Sperm Biology, Mito-Nuclear Interactions, Cuticle Biology. Also, I have a faible for Cultural Entomology.
2014 Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology (Visiting Scientist)
12/10, 04/11 Institute for Advanced Studies (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)
2010 Université de Perpignan, Visiting Professor (Professeur visité)
2005 – 2010 University of Sheffield, Dept of Animal & Plant Sciences, Independent Research Fellow (NERC, Wellcome Trust)
2002 – 2005 University of Sheffield, Dept of Animal & Plant Sciences, postdoc
2001 – 2002 University of Leeds, postdoc with RogerButlin (Marie Curie Fellowship)