My primary research interest concerns the causes
and evolutionary consequences of chromosomal rearrangements. Following
my studies in biology and philosophy at the University of Bonn and
the University of New South Wales, Sydney, I did a doctorate on
patterns, mechanisms and evolutionary implications of karyotype
differentiation in African killifishes (genus Chromaphyosemion).
This project was carried out at the University of Bonn and the Laboratory
of Fish Genetics, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Academy
of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
In March 2007, I joined the lab of Dr Darren K Griffin at the University
of Kent, where I am working on a BBSRC-funded project on comparative
cytogenetics and genomics in birds.