Before embarking on my scientific journey I learned the art of programming as a software developer at Bertelsmann and arvato Systems in Gütersloh, Germany. I studied in Osnabrück earning Diploma and PhD degrees in the Theoretical Systems Science group of Horst Malchow, and then joined Ivana Gudelj's Evolutionary Systems Biology group at the University of Exeter in the UK. After moving back to Germany I spent two years as a lecturer with the Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling Group of Ursula Gaedke at the University of Potsdam, before arriving in the lakeside town of Plön.

Besides my research I enjoy the mountains and riding motorcycles, which is not only great fun, but in fact a very valuable experience: Motorcycles are great for their acceleration. Every physicist should learn to ride a motorcycle. It gives one a certain physical intuition. --Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski

Positions

since 2016
Scientist
Department Evolutionary Theory
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön
2014-2016
Lecturer in Theoretical Ecology
Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Modelling
University of Potsdam
2011-2014
Associate Research Fellow
Biosciences
University of Exeter
2009-2011
Research and Teaching Assistant
Institute of Environmental Systems Research
University of Osnabrück
2000-2009
Software Developer
arvato Systems GmbH, Gütersloh (2003-2009)
Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh (2000-2003)

Education

2009-2011
Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) Applied Systems Science
School of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Osnabrück
2003-2009
Diploma Applied Systems Science
School of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Osnabrück
2000-2003
Qualified Software Developer (Fachinformatiker, IHK)
Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh