Britta S. Meyer
Evolutionary Biologist
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About me

My name is Britta Meyer and I am an evolutionary biologist. My main interest is in the field of biodiversity research and evolution applying methods from phylogenetics, molecular evolution, population genomics and epigenomics. At the university of Hamburg I started my studies in zoology, biochemistry and conservation. Here I listed some of my professional steps afterwards. If you would like to get my full CV, please drop me a mail.

  • 2007-2008

    Diploma thesis

    Zoology, University of Hamburg
    and the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin, Germany

    Genetic variability (MHC and mitochondrial D-Loop) and parasite burden of a neotropical rodent (Euryoryzomys russatus Wagner, 1848) in two fragments of the Atlantic Forest, Brazil

  • 2008

    Research Assistant

    FTZ, Research and Technology Centre, University of Kiel, Büsum, Germany

    Working on research vessels - "Seabirds at Sea" on Baltic and North Sea

  • 2009-2014

    Doctoral thesis

    Salzburger Lab, Evolutionary Biology,
    University of Basel, Switzerland:

    A multi-marker perspective on the evolutionary history of East African cichlid fishes

  • 2010

    Instructor

    Evomics, Molecular Evolution Workshop, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • 2010

    Co-Director

    Organization of Cichlid Science Meeting

  • 2015

    Instructor

    Evomics, Molecular Evolution Workshop, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • 2016 and 2018

    Co-Organizer

  • 2014-2018

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

    BAMBI-project

  • 2018-now

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Max Planck Insitute for Evoultionary Biology, Liedvogel Lab, Germany

    Transgenerational Epigenetics in Common Terns more details

  • To be
    Continued!

Research

My general research interests is to investigate (molecular) evolution and adaptation processes, underlying the biodiversity. Therefore I use techniques such as phylogenies and population (epi)genomics. My model system have been mammals, fishes and birds. My newest research topic is to investigate transgenerational epigenetics in common terns to understand observed parental age effects.
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Cichlid Research

Phylogenies, Biogeography

Stickleback Research

Local adaptation, genomics

Common Tern Research

Transgenerational epigenetics, ageing

Publications

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My Collaborators

Thanks to the here listed co-authors, influential colleagues and friends.

Miriam Liedvogel

Plön

Supervisor, Transgenerational Epigenetics & Blackcap Work

Sandra Bouwhuis

Wilhelmshaven

Co-Supervisor, Transgenerational Epigenetics

Thorsten Reusch

Kiel

Supervisor, BAMBI-Project, Population (Epi)genomics

Christophe Eizaguirre

London

Population (Epi)genomics, BAMBI-Project, Co-Author

Melanie Heckwolf

Kiel

Transgenerational (epigenetics) effects, BAMBI-Project, Co-Author

Konstantinos Sagonas

London & Athens

Epigenetics and parasites, Co-Author

Walter Salzburger

Basel

Doctoral Thesis Supervisor

Adrian Indermaur

Basel

Phylogeography, Co-Author

Michael Matschiner

Basel

Phylogenies, Co-Author

Emilia Santos

Cambridge

Evo-Devo, Co-Author

Emiliano Trucchi

Ferrara

Epigenetics, Colleague from MolEvol Workshop

Joost Raeymaekers

Bodø

MHC-Diversity, Co-Author

Frédéric Chain

UMASS, Lowell, MA, USA

Methylation & Copy Number Variation & Novel Genes

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Contact Me

mail@bsmeyer.com