Curriculum Vitae

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Positions held

2017 - present

Post-Doc - DFG Research Fellow in the Ribeiro Lab, Champalimaud Centre of the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 - 2017

Post-Doc - Galizia Lab, Universität Konstanz, Germany


2008 - 2014

PhD in the lab of Prof. Giovanni Galizia, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

Title: Odor representations in Drosophila receptor neurons analyzed by in vivo calcium imaging


Diploma in the lab of Prof. Randolf Menzel Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Title: Intrazelluläre Färbungen und 3D Strukturanalyse von olfaktorischen Projektionsneuronen im Bienengehirn (Intracellular stainings and 3D analysis of olfactory projection neurons in the bee brain)

Oral Presentations


Early mixture processing in Drosophila olfaction.
ESITO XIII - European Symposium for Insect Taste and OlfactionVillasimius, Italy


Odor coding in Drosophila ORNs
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, Turner Lab

Teaching experience


3rd IBRO school on insect neuroscience.
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
One week of teaching calcium imaging at the 3rd IBRO school on insect neuroscience and Drosophila neurogenetics, organized by Trend in Africa.


Supervision of a Bachelor’s thesis


Supervision of a Master’s thesis

2008, 2009, 2011 & 2013

Projects in the Advanced course in neurobiology (6 weeks, 1-2 students)

2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 & 2016

Animal physiology course (2 weeks, including lecture and hands-on)


R introductory lecture (During the advanced course 2012-2015)