CV

Postgraduate professional career

Since 2014 Full Professor (W3) of Aquatic Geomicrobiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Since 2012 Co-Director of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Summer 2014 Sabbatical at Montana State University, Centre for Biofilm Engineering Bozeman, USA

20092014 Apl. Professor of Limnology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

20042009 Associate Professor of Limnology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

20032004 Scientific Assistant (C2), Ecological Microbiology, BITÖK, University of Bayreuth

19972003 Scientific Assistant (C1), Ecological Microbiology, BITÖK, University of Bayreuth

19971998 Postdoctoral fellow, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gulf Ecology Division,Florida, USA

19951996 Postdoctoral research associate, Bayreuth Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITÖK)

 

Academic qualifications

2003 Habilitation and Venia Legendi for Microbiology, University of Bayreuth; Mentor: Prof. Dr. Harold Drake

1995 Dissertation in Environmental Microbiology (Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude), Bayreuth Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITÖK), University of Bayreuth; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Harold Drake

1986–1992 Diploma studies in Geoecology (with highest honors), University of Bayreuth; Major in Hydrology; Thesis: Reductive dehalogenation chloraromatic compounds in municipal leachates affected by the presence of alternative electron acceptors under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Reimer Herrmann

 

Services and Editorial Boards

Since 2019 Board member of the DFG Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse

Since 2019 Member of the selection committee for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis (DFG)

Since 2016 Elected Councilor of the European Association of Geochemistry

Since 2015 International board member of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME)

Since 2014 Member of the Directorate of the Graduate Academy of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (JGA)

Since 2014 Member of the Alliance for Terrestrial Infrastructure

Since 2013 Member of the Directorate of the Water Science Alliance e. V.

Since 2013 Speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva

Since 2012 Co-Director of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Since 2008 Member of the DFG Senate Commission on Water Research (KoWa)

2016 Elected Councilor of the European Association of Geochemistry

2008–2016 Associate Editor of Biogeosciences

2015 Elected as Chair (2019) and Co-Chair (2017) for the Gordon Research Conference Applied and Environmental Microbiology

2015 International Board Member of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME)

20122015 Member of the Scientific Committee for the Goldschmidt Conference

20102014 Leader of the DFG working group: Role of inland water for global carbon budgets

20112013 Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers of Terrestrial Microbiology

2005–2013 Member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology

2008–2010 Mentor at “Plan M Mentoring at MARUM / GLOMAR”

20052008 Equality Officer of the Faculty for Biology and Pharmacy

 

Honors and Awards

2012 Eminent Speaker Award from the European Association for Geochemistry (EAG)

2008 Best poster award, 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology: Microbial Diversity - Sustaining the blue planet, Cairns, Australia

2008 Best poster award, 27th annual meeting of German Protistology, Kiel, Germany

2006 Travel grant, 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology: The Hidden Powers - Microbial Communities in Action, Wien/Österreich

2005 Best poster award, ASLO Summer meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2005 Award for application of third-party funds for young scientists, FSU Jena