Teaching

Inspiring and educating the next generation of scientists is a personal mission of mine. Therefore, I aim to participate as much as possible in diverse university courses, student supervision and non-university education. Besides the leadership of my junior research group I hold a lecturership (Lehrauftrag) at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen at the Institute for Insect Biotechnology. Here, my teaching activities are divided in two major fields. In my basic zoological module I teach the fundamentals of entomology covering insect evolutionary systematics, physiology and ecology. In the other field, I teach more translational subjects such as biomedical and bioeconomy aspects of venom and several biotechnology tools that can be applied to foster sustainability.

Overview of student supervision:
Supervised PhD students   – current: 1     finished: 0
Supervised M.Sc. students  current: 3     finished: 0
Supervised B.Sc. students   current: 0     finished: 1

Overview of university teaching:
SS2022

Module: Entomologische Bestimmungsübungen at Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen B.Sc. Agrarwissenschaften, B.Sc. Umweltmanagement
Main Lecturer with Dr. Antje Steinbrink (JLU), 7/12 lectures and practicals

Module: Ringvorlesung Bioressourcen at Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen B.Sc. Nachwachsende Rohstoffe und Bioressourcen
Co-Lecturer, One lecture about venom in biomedicine

SS2018
Module: Geländeübungen at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Geoökologie
Teaching Assistant in practicals

WS2016/17
Module: Grundlagen der Zoologie at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie
Teaching Assistant in practicals

Module: Zoologische Großexkursion at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie, M.SC. Biologie, B.Sc. Geoökologie
Teaching Assistant in zoological excursion into the pyrenees (one week)

WS2015/16
Module: Grundlagen der Zoologie at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie
Teaching Assistant in practicals

Module: Zoologische Großexkursion
at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie, M.SC. Biologie, B.Sc. Geoökologie
Teaching Assistant in zoological excursion into the pyrenees (one week)