2015- Full professor, chair wildlife reproduction medicine at the Freie Universität Berlin
    2012- Member of the Credential Committee of the European College Zoological Medicine (ECZM) as part of the European Board of Veterinary Specialists (EBVS)
    2011- Diplomate of the European College of Zoological Medicine, specialty Zoo Health Management, April, 26th 2011- European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine
    2008- Member of Royal College Veterinary Surgeon, UK
    1997- Board certification for Zoo, Wildlife and Game Medicine (Fachtierarzt) 1993 Dr. med. vet., Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Free University Berlin entitled:“Studies on ovarian transplantation in golden hamsters, mice and African goats”.
    1992- Veterinary registration

    2015- University Professor (S-Professur)
    2012- Honorary appointment Professorial Fellow, Professor, Biosciences, University of Melbourne, (AUS)
    1997- Head, Department Reproduction Management, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin
    1995-1997 Head, Research Group Ultrasound, IZW 1992-1994 Scientific Researcher, IZW
    1984-1986 Pathology assistant, veterinary pathology, Faculty Veterinary Medicine, Humboldt-University Berlin
    1984-1985 Farm Worker, dairy farm, Brandenburg

    2018- Honorary Fellowship, Society of Reproduction and Fertility (UK)
    2015- Conservation Legacy Award 2015, Pittsburg Zoo & PPG Aquarium, USA, May, 28th, 2015 (25,000 USD, donated for conservation project).
    2012- Career Award: Species Conservation Research, ISCFR-2012 and EVSSAR 2012, Vancouver, Canada, July, 29
    2012- Honorary Fellowship, HonFRCVS, by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)
    2010- Recognition of Outstanding Contribution for ‘Obstetrics in Elephants’ (Theriogenology 70: 131-144, 2008) as one of the 25 most downloaded articles for 2009 (2010).
    2008- Best Research Presentation Established Investigator. 6th International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction, Veterinary University Vienna, Austria
    2008- Scientific Associate of Taronga Conservation Society, Sydney (AUS) 2008 ZSL-Conservation Fellow of Zoological Society London (UK)
    2005- Elected veterinary supervisor of the European captive elephant breeding program, Elephant TAG
    2002- Fellow of the Zoological Society of San Diego (USA)
    2000- Research Associate of Smithsonian Institution, National Zoological Park (USA)

    Prestigious science journals such as Science and Nature have reported about my work (A fertile mind on wildlife conservation’s front lines. Science 294, 1271-72, 2001) and (Endangered species: Sex and the single rhinoceros. Nature 485, 566-569, 2012).


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