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Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern
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Umhabilitation in Zoology - University of Bern (2007); Habilitation in Zoology - MLU Halle-Wittenberg (2004); PhD (1998) in Molecular Ecology - MLU Halle-Wittenberg; MSc (1994) in Ecology - FU Berlin

Major academic positions:

Since 2013: Vinetum Professor of Bee Health, Director Institute of Bee Health - University of Bern; President COLOSS association; Extraordinary Professor - University of Pretoria;

2015-2018: Adjunct Professor - Chiang Mai University; Chair research network European honey bees surviving Varroa destructor by means of natural selection;

2014-2018: Vice Chair COST Action SUPER-B (SUstainable Pollination in Europe: joint Research on Bees and other pollinators);

2008-2013: Chair COST Action COLOSS;

2009-2012: Senior Research Scientist - Agroscope - Bern;

2009-2012: Head of Bee Pathology - Agroscope - Bern;

2006-2009: Research Scientist - Agroscope - Bern;

2005-2006: Chair reseach network Diagnosis and control of small hive beetles;

2004-2005: Professor per procurationem for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity of Animals - MLU Halle-Wittenberg;

2001-2005: Emmy Noether Fellow - MLU Halle-Wittenberg;

1999-2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Rhodes University

Awards and fellowships: 5 personal awards (incl. taxonomic patronym: Nosema neumanni n. sp. (Microsporidia: Nosematidae)  and 9 fellowships (incl. Academia Europea Fellow 2014);  14 awards of supervised students (best poster - best talk - distinguished thesis)

Output: >70 grants with >11.0 Mio €; >250 papers in international peer-reviewed journals