Sven Boekhoff, M.Sc.

Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen
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Curriculum Vitae

University education
Ph.D. student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen. Project: “Quantifying genetic footprints of natural selection and demographic changes” (sv. Dr. Oskar Hallatschek, Prof. Dr. Dirk Semmann, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wiegand)
Master's degree (Biological Sciences) at the University of Konstanz (Department of Biology). Project: "Evolutionary genomic analysis of cichlid fishes based on large scale sequence data" (sv. Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer, Dr. Shigehiro Kuraku)
Bachelor's degree (Biological Sciences) at the University of Konstanz in cooperation with the IGB Berlin. Project: "Succession and diversity of eubacteria and fungi during leaf litter decomposition in the littoral zone of Lake Konstanz" (sv. Prof. Dr. Karl-Otto Rothhaupt (Univ. of Konstanz), PD Dr. Hans-Peter Grossart (IGB Berlin), PD Dr. Karl Matthias Wantzen (Univ. of Konstanz))
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Teaching experience
Supervisor for the practical course "Anatomy of animals", Univ. of Konstanz
[PD Dr. Gerrit Begemann, Dr. Sabine Kreissl]
3 semester concomitant tutorials in Statistics for Biologists, Univ. of Konstanz
[Prof. Dr. Kay Diederichs]
2 single tutorials in Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of Konstanz
[Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer]
5 semester concomitant tutorials in Organic Chemistry, Univ. of Konstanz
[PD Dr. Hansjörg Streicher, Prof. Dr. Heiko Möller]
5 semester concomitant tutorials in Inorganic Chemistry, Univ. of Konstanz
[Prof. Dr. Peter M. H. Kroneck, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Müller, Prof. Dr. Jörg. S. Hartig]
Supervisor for the practical compact course “Plant physiology”, Univ. of Konstanz
[Prof. Dr. Iwona Adamska]
Lecturer for computer courses at the "Bildungswerk der Niedersächsischen Wirtschaft (BNW)", Bad-Zwischenahn, Germany
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Programming/computer experience
Java, PHP 3/4/5, MySQL 4, JavaScript, Perl, Bash script, Fortran 95, Matlab/Octave
HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.1 , WCAG 2.0, CSS 2, LaTeX
Ubuntu Linux,, Sun Grid Engine, gnuplot, Mac OS X, Windows XP
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Programming/computer employment
Website for the international conference "Communication and cooperation - from genes to behaviour" (Univ. of Konstanz)
Development of a software for genome analysis in the Laboratory for Zoology and Evolutionary Biology (Univ. of Konstanz; Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer)
System administrator for work group of PD Dr. Elisabeth Gross (Univ. of Konstanz)
Webmaster for the Department of Economics (Univ. of Konstanz)
Website for the "International Symposium on COPPER IN BIOLOGY" (Univ. of Konstanz; Prof. Dr. Peter M. H. Kroneck)
Operator and programmer of the web community "Onlex" ( This website is available in german)
Independent web design and domain sales ( This website is available in german)
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Laboratory experience
Semester concomitant courses
Practical course in biochemistry
Practical courses in organic and inorganic chemistry
Practical course in physics
Practical compact courses (4 weeks, 8 projects)
Practical compact course in plant physiology
Practical compact course in microbiology
Intensive courses (6 weeks, 1 project)
In the group "Molecular Microbiology" (Prof. Dr. Elke Deuerling); project: "NAC-crosslinker walking"
In the "Laboratory for Zoology and Evolutionary Biology" (Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer); project: "Genetic admixture of burbot (Lota lota) in North-America within the two subspecies"
In the group "Protein Crystallography & Molecular Bioinformatics" (Prof. Dr. Wolfram Welte, Prof. Dr. Kay Diederichs); project: "Modeling evolutionary landscapes with the HP-Model"
In the group "Microbial Ecology, Limnology and General Microbiology" (Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schink); project: "Anaerobic phosphite oxidation"
Traineeship/student assistant
"International Limnological Ecological Summerschool" (2 weeks; Univ. of Konstanz)
Two additional stays at the IGB Berlin for lab-work and training in the phylogenetic software "ARB"
Traineeship at the "Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (IGB Berlin)" Department of "Limnology of Stratified Lakes" in the group of "Aquatic microbial ecology" (PD Dr. Hans-Peter Grossart)
Practical course "Methods in Limnology" (2 weeks; Limnological Institute, Univ. of Konstanz)
Student assistant in the laboratory of "Aquatic Chemical Ecology" (Prof. Dr. Eric v. Elert; Univ. of Konstanz)
Practical course "Introduction in the analysis of biological active substances with HPLC, GC, GC-MS" (1 week; Univ. of Konstanz)
Practical course in ecotoxicology (1 week; Univ. of Konstanz)
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Committee involvement
Judge for the science fair "Jugend forscht" in the fields of biology and chemistry at the regional level (Südwürttemberg)
Elected representative for student interests at the University of Konstanz , vice-chairman of the general students' committee
Member of the mediation commission at the University of Konstanz
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4 special awards in science fair ("Jugend forscht") with 5 national and international projects in the fields "mathematics/computer sciences", "biology", "geographical/space sciences".
Awards including special award from the "Academy of earth sciences Hannover" at the national contest in biology (2001, Chemnitz) and special award from the minister of education and cultural affairs at the state contest in computer sciences (2003, Clausthal-Zellerfeld).
Honoring from the city of Westerstede for special commitment during secondary school.
2 special awards in science fair ("Schüler experimentieren") in the fields "physics", "biology" and "geographical/space sciences".
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Language ability
Mother tongue
9 years of school education
7 years of school education including the major latinum
1 year of school education
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