Professorship: Zoology and Functional Morphology of Vertebrates

In April 2021, I joined the Zoological Institute of Kiel University as professor of Zoology and Functional Morphology of Vertebrates. Kiel University (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel) lies on the shore of the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany and is Schleswig-Holstein’s oldest and largest university. More details can be found here: profile of Kiel University. The Zoological Institute is closely linked to the Zoological Museum – one of the oldest natural history museums in Germany.

As one of the nine research groups at the Zoological Institute, my research group will focus on the evolution, function and development of the vertebrate body plan through deep time. Main projects involve the evolution of the vertebral column, in particular, but also the form-function relationships in the limbs as well as the evolutionary history of dentition. We are fortunate to house a large collection of vertebrate skeletons that we exploit for research but also teaching. As such, we contribute to the department’s teaching activities and we offer Bachelor’s and Master’s projects. Read more here on the degree programmes available at Kiel University.

Thank you very much to my team for the warm welcome! Looking forward to a great future and productive collaborations! Stay tuned for more information. We will be recruiting soon!

Have a look at our group’s website.

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