Grants and funding
Research grant, Dr. J. L. Dobberke Stichting, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen: “Maternal effects of social dominance on behaviour and physiology in Japanese quail.”
“Individual coping capacity during the development of intra- and inter-specific attachment bonds in dog puppies.”
Research grant, Koninklijke Hondenbescherming: “Development of intra- and interspecific attachment in dog puppies.”
Research grant, University of Bielefeld: “How to preserve steroids in egg yolk?”.
Research grant, Volkswagen Foundation: “Social modulation of the immune response and transgenerational effects.”
Research grant, post doc and PhD position, Volkswagen Foundation: “Evolution of transgenerational effects: function & genetics of epigenetics.”
Research grant, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: "The role of proximate, hormonal factors for the evolution of cooperative kin societies – an experimental field approach."
Travel grant, Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas)
Research grant, Dr. J. L. Dobberke Stichting, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen: “Improving quality of stress research and animal welfare: Alternative methods to manipulate corticosterone in birds.”
Transponder system from the Dutch Homing pigeon association
Travel grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Languages German, native; English and Dutch, fluent; Swedish and French, basic.
Certifications Laboratory Animal Experimentation, Article 9 Certification, RUG; Practical Radiation Protection, level 5B Certification, RUG
Laboratory Set-up of endocrinology laboratory, extensive experience in (non-invasive) hormone analyses using radio- and enzyme- immunoassay, avian molecular genetics, photometry
Practical Animal handling, bird capture using traps and mist nests, blood sampling, surgery (small mammals, small and large birds), behavioural data collection and analysis, anaesthesia
Referee Avian Biology Research, Journal of Avian Biology, Behavioural Brain Research, Behavioural Ecology, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Biology Letters, General & Comparative Endocrinology, Physiological & Biochemical Zoology. Research Foundation -Flanders (FWO).
Host of the International Seminar on “Perinatal Effects Shaping Individual Phenotypes”, 2011, Linköping University, Sweden
Member of the International Society for Applied Ethology
LINK of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare