2009-2013 PhD student in the junior research group "Evolution of land plants and development of terrestrial ecosystems" of the Courant Research Centre Geobiology of the Georg-August-University Göttingen; PhD thesis: "The evolution of the Ascomycota – new insights from Mesozoic and Cenozoic amber fossils"



Since 2008 Scientific assistant in the junior research group "Evolution of land plants and development of terrestrial ecosystems" of the Courant Research Centre Geobiology of the Georg-August-University Göttingen



2007-2008 Scientific assistant at the Department of Geobiology of the Georg-August-University Göttingen, research focus: Microorganisms associated with amber (biodeterioration)



2006 Diploma thesis: "Effect of restoration agents on rock living microorganisms: microscopic and molecular analysis"



1999-2006 Study of Biology at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg