CV of Dr. Juliane Schaer


Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung, Berlin, Germany
 https://juliane-schaer.org

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ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Oct 2020 – Sep 2023: Postdoctoral researcher funded by DFG (project number: 437846632), Dept. Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Biology, Humboldt University

2016 – present: Honorary Associate, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

2014 – present: Visiting scientist, Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute, Berlin, Germany

Sep 2019 – Sep 2020: Research group leader, Department of Molecular Parasitology,  Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany

Mar 2019 – Aug 2019: Postdoctoral position funded by Humboldt-Universität´s Equal Opportunities Fund – Research group leader, Department of Molecular Parasitology,  Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany

May 2018 – Feb 2019: Research group leader, Department of Molecular Parasitology,  Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany

Nov 2017 – Apr 2018DFG Research Fellowship (SCHA 2102/1-1), Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Jul 2017 – Oct 2018: Research group leader, Department of Molecular Parasitology,   Institute of Biology, Humboldt University, Germany

Oct 2016 – June 2017: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Cellular Microbiology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Berlin, Germany

Dec 2014 – Sep 2016: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Parasitology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Berlin, Germany

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Nov 2011 – Dec 2014: Dissertation in Biology/Parasitology, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. Thesis title: Molecular and ecological investigation of Haemosporida in bats.   Advisors: Dr. K Matuschewski & Dr. SL Perkins.

May 2010: Diploma in Biology, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. Thesis title: Host associations and evolutionary relationships of West African chiropteran blood parasites. Advisors: Dr. R Lucius & Dr. SL Perkins.

FELLOW- AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Nov 2017 – Apr 2018DFG Research Fellowship (Phylogenetic classification of haemosporidian parasites of Australian flying foxes (Pteropus spp.)) German Research Foundation (DFG; SCHA 2102/1-1)
  • 2011 – 2014: Scholarship for Dissertation degree. Max Planck Society, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009: Fellowship for Diploma degree. Annette Kade Graduate Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA

GRANTS & AWARDS

  • 2019: Humboldt-Universität´s Equal Opportunities Fund, Humboldt University
  • 2017: Associate Investigator, SeaWorld Australia Grant (Parasite diversity and disease risk in the little penguin, Eudyptula minor)
  • 2016: Associate Investigator, Research Development Grant (MQRDG) of Macquarie University, Sydney (Flying foxes on the move: Unravelling the interplay between coinfection, disease dynamics, pathogen diversity and changing host distributions)
  • 2014: MfN-Innovationsfond (promotion of young researchers & initial funding), Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013: Malaria RCN-Grant in Support of Training in Haemosporidian Research, NYC, USA
  • 2013: Bat Conservation International Award at the 16th International Bat Research Conference/ 43rd NASBR, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 2011: Student/Postdoc Travel Award for the International Meeting on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife (workshop and conference), West Virginia, USA

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Collaborations and repeated research visits:

  • Susan L. Perkins, AMNH, New York
  • DeeAnn M Reeder, Bucknell University, PA
  • Michelle Power, Macquarie Univ., Sydney, Australia

Field work:

  • Uganda (2018)
  • New South Wales and Adelaide (2017/2018)
  • Gabon (2015)
  • Republic of South Sudan (2012)
  • Liberia (2011)
  • Guinea (2008)
  • Vermont (2008)
  • Arizona (2008)
  • Costa Rica (2006)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Conference Symposium Organization

  • Symposium “Disease Ecology and Parasitology” at the 18th International Bat Research Conference (IBRC). Phuket, Thailand, 2019

Organizing Committee:    

  • TDFF – Treffen der Deutschen Fledermausforscher 2018, in Heidesee

 Scientific Memberships:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Parasitologie, e.V. (since 2016)
  • Malaria RCN Research Coordination Network (since 2011)
  • American Society of Mammalogists (since 2013)

Journal Referee:             

  • PLoS Pathogens
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Infection Genetics and Evolution
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • EcoHealth
  • Parasites & Vectors
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