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|05/2013||ERASMUS guest lecturer at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iaşi (Romania)|
|08–09/2011||Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Project work on the formation of peptide antibiotics by Hypocrea/Trichoderma under in vivo conditions. Guest lecturer in the practical course: Analytical Microbial Natural Product Chemistry for PhD students|
|20.07.2011||Venia legendi for Bioanalytics and Applied Microbiology. Appointed as lecturer (German ‘Privatdozent’) at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management of Justus Liebig University, Gießen|
|15.06.2011||DSc (German Habilitation), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, and Environmental Management of Justus Liebig University, Gießen. DSc thesis: Isolation and structural elucidation of bioactive peptidic and low-molecular-weight natural products by LC/ESI-MS and GC/MS. Habilitation colloquium: Mycotoxins – relevance and bioanalytic aspects|
|Since 04/2008||Postdoctoral fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Centre for BioSystems, Land Use and Nutrition (IFZ), Department of Applied Entomology (Prof Dr Andreas Vilcinskas), Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology (IPAZ) of Justus Liebig University, Gießen – Teaching BSc and MSc courses in agricultural sciences, nutritional sciences and environmental management. Modules taught: BP 96: “Storage Protection and Food Safety”; MKP 63: “Chemical and Biological Plant Protection”. Supervision of BSc and MSc theses in ecotrophology, agricultural sciences and environmental management. Head of the Laboratory of Chemical Ecology, Mass Spectrometry and Bioanalytics|
|05/2007–07/2009||Projects supported by a DSc grant (Habilitationsstipendium) from the Erwin Stein Foundation, Gießen|
|03/2005–03/2008||Postdoctoral fellow, Interdisciplinary Research Centre for BioSystems, Land Use and Nutrition (IFZ), Department of Food Sciences (Prof Dr Hans Brückner), Institute of Nutritional Science of Justus Liebig University, Gießen. Sequencing and structural elucidation of polypeptide antibiotics (peptaibiotics) from Trichoderma/Hypocrea spp. by LC-ion-trap-ESI-MSn. Project supported by a grant from the Studienstiftung Mykologie, Cologne|
|06/2003–12/2003||Postdoctoral fellow, Centre for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ), Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Leipzig University, Leipzig (Germany): Analysis of proteinogenic and posttranslationally modified amino acids (hydroxy- and phosphoamino acids) by LC-ESI-MS/MS, using pre-column derivatization|
|06/2000–05/2003||Postdoctoral fellow, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle/Saale (Germany): Analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana secondary metabolites by LC-ESI-QqTOF-MS/MS and GC/EI-MS|
|04/1997–05/2000||PhD student supervised by Prof Dr Udo Gräfe, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V. – Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI), Jena. PhD thesis: Co-fermentation of heterologous microorganisms as a source of novel natural products, supported by a PhD grant from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bonn. PhD: magna cum laude (11/2000)|
|02/1997–03/1997||Practical course Introduction to Systematic Mycology, Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures (CBS) in Baarn (Netherlands)|
|01/1997||Diploma thesis: Kinetics of antibiotic production by Bacillus licheniformis strain S 92, Diploma with First Class Honours|
|10/1991–01/1997||Undergraduate in Biology, Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena; from 01/1995 – 06/1995 ERASMUS student at the School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Manchester (United Kingdom)|
LC/MS-based screening for bioactive metabolites from invertebrates (insects and other arthropods) and invertebrate-associated microorganisms, using approaches such as HPLC/QTOF-ESI-HR-MS and HPLC/ion-trap-MS. Chemical and structural characterization of bioactive metabolites by mass spectrometry. The identification and characterization of bioactive metabolites from nematophagous, insecticidal and fungicolous fungi, and non-ribosomal peptide antibiotics(peptaibiotics) from fungi.
LC/MS-based screening for bioactive metabolites from invertebrates and microorganisms. Isolation and structural characterization of natural products and their derivatives.