CV- Johannes Engelken

2014 Nov.- 2015 Jan.
RWTH Aachen, Germany
Research Project in Group of Lothar Rink
2013 Dec. – 2014 Oct.
Sabbatical (Science is Art)
2013 Oct./ Nov.
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona
Research Project in Group of Fyodor Kondrashov
2010 Aug. – 2013 Sept.
Institute for Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Barcelona
Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (visiting scientist)
PostDoc in Human Population Genomics (with Elena Bosch, Jaume Bertranpetit and Mark Stoneking)
2010, July 22 
PhD (Dr. rer. nat), Universität Konstanz: magna cum laude
2007 May –2010 July
(i) Research project in Human Evolution with Elena Bosch, Barcelona, and Mark Stoneking, Leipzig (visiting)
(ii) PhD project in Protein Evolution with Prof. Iwona Adamska, Konstanz (visiting)
2006 March- 2007 April
Universität Konstanz, Germany,
Contract in Protein Evolution Project (Prof. Iwona Adamska)
2005 Nov.- 2006 Feb.
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Internship in Molecular Anthropology (Prof. Mark Stoneking)
2005, July 20  
Master of Biological Sciences, Universität Konstanz
2003, Jan. – Sept.
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Academic exchange as DAAD scholarship recipient
1999 – 2005   
Universität Konstanz (Germany)
Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
First Year Courses in Biology with Field Excursions

Teaching Experience

Master Projects: Manu Uzkudun (Bioinformatics, 2011)
Undergraduate Projects:  Five summer projects related to gene expression & ionomics (2009-2012)
Teaching in PhD Training Program at IBE (2013 January, Barcelona)
Teaching in “Programming for Evolutionary Biology”:  Population Genomics Module (2013 April, Leipzig)

Grants and Awards

PhD Scholarship 3 years (Volkswagenstiftung  I/82 750)
PostDoc scholarship 2 years: (Volkswagenstiftung  I/85 198)
Youth Award: “Jugendumweltpreis mit Sektion Konstanz des Deutschen Alpenvereins” (2004)
DAAD Undergraduate scholarship for 6-months exchange with University of Guelph, Canada (2002)

Professional Memberships

ISZB – International Society for Zinc Biology
SMBE – Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

Attended Meetings, Talks and attended Courses

2014 September                    The International Society of Zinc Biology Meeting, Monterey, CA, Talk: “Chromosome chaos and the disruption of trace element homeostasis as a unifying theme in cancer”
2014 July                    Evolutionary Biology Meeting, Volkswagenstiftung, Hannover, Talk: “Evolutionary genomics of trace elements, positive selection and a hypothesis on cancer”
2014 May                    Biology of Genomes Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. , Poster
2013 November        1st BIB Session, Barcelona. Talk: “A sensitive composite method to detect genomic regions under positive selection in 1000genomes data”
2013  July                  PRBB Barcelona, Best Speaker Competition, Talk: “Trace Elements as a neglected field of research”
2013 May                    Biology of Genomes Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. , Poster
2013 May                    MIT Boston, CSAIL Seminar: “A sensitive composite method to detect genomic regions under positive selection in 1000genomes data”
2012 July                   1000 Genomes Project Community Meeting, Michigan. Poster
2012 June                   SMBE Meeting, Dublin. Talk: “Positive Selection on Genes involved in Zinc Homeostasis in Modern Humans”
2012 May                    Max-Planck Institute EVA, Leipzig. Talk: “A new composite approach to detect natural selection in 1000 genomes data”
2011 February          Leadership Training hfp consulting (Barcelona-Heidelberg) “Leading for Success in Science”
2011 July                    XI Jornada de Biologia Evolutiva. Barcelona. Talk: “Local Adaptation of Modern Humans to Micronutrient Deficiencies”
2011 November       Evolution at the Sea:  Third Volkswagenstiftung Status Symposium in Evolutionary Biology; Sylt, Germany. Poster
2009 December       International Society for Zinc Biology Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel. Poster
2009 October            NGS2009, Next Generation Sequencing Conference. Barcelona, Spain
2009 September      Deutsche Botanikertagung, Leipzig, Germany
2009 May                   74th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium, Evolution: The Molecular Landscape., N.Y., USA
2008 February         Symposium Micro to Macro Evolutionary Change (Volkswagenstiftung, Förderinitiative Evolutionsbiologie). Schloss Velen, Germany
2008 July                   ESOF EuroScience Open Forum. Barcelona, Spain
2008 June                  SMBE Meeting 2008, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Barcelona, Spain
2007 September     Wellcome Trust Advanced Course: Design and Analysis of Genetic-Based Association Studies. Hinxton Campus, Cambridge (UK)
2007 June                 SMBE Meeting 2007, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Halifax, Canada
2006 March              4th European School of Bioinformatics. Instituto Gulbenkian, Oeiras, Portugal