Scientific career

02/2016 – now Postdoctoral researcher at Agroscope, Reckenholz, Switzerland.
07/2014 – 12/2015 Postdoctoral fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
01/2014 – 06/2014 Postdoctoral researcher at University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
01/2010 – 12/2013 PhD in microbial ecology and paleolimnology at Laboratory of Microbiology, University of Neuchâtel.
06/2012 – 07/2012 Int. Geobiology Course (4 weeks) from University of California and Colorado School of Mines, USA.
09/2007 – 09/2009 MSc in Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics from ETH Zurich. Master thesis in Microbial Ecology at Swiss Aquatic Research Institute (Eawag), Kastanienbaum, Switzerland.
09/2008 – 01/2009 Internship at Information Office of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Bangkok, Thailand.
10/2003 – 08/2007 BSc in Environmental Sciences from ETH Zurich. Bachelor thesis in Environmental Microbiology at EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.
01/2003 – 06/2003 Internship in the Aquaculture at Cawthron Institute of Science, Nelson, New Zealand.

Grants and awards

07/2014 Swiss SNF Early PostDoc Mobility Fellowship for 18 months
06/2014 Travel grant for Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, USA
05/2014 Participation grant for Young Scientist World Science Forum, Baku, AZ
05/2013 Best oral presentation award at PhD student meeting, Neuchâtel
05/2013 Participation grant for Young Scientist’s 1st European Science Forum, Baku
06/2012 Full tuition for International Geobiology Summer School
06/2012 Travel grant for International Geobiology Summer School
08/2011 Student grant for FEMS Congress 2011, Geneva, CH
08/2010 Invitation for research mission in Lake Baikal with submersibles MIR-1/ MIR-2 of the Russian Academy of Science

Teaching experience

Bachelor program in Biology, University of Neuchâtel Practical in general microbiology
Applied projects in microbiology
Excursion in applied microbiology
Master program in Biogeosciences,
University of Neuchâtel
Techniques in molecular microbiology
Advanced techniques in molecular microbiology
Supervising Master students
Research fellows
Bachelor students lab experience

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