Mathematics and BioSciences Group
University of Vienna
Faculty of Mathematics
OskarMorgensternPlatz 1
A1090 Vienna, Austria
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
Dr. Bohrgasse 9
A1030 Vienna, Austria
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Joachim Hermisson  Curriculum Vitae
Education
2006  Habilitation, Evolutionary Biology, LudwigMaximilian University Munich 
1999  Dr. rer. nat., Theoretical Physics, summa cum laude, University of Tübingen 
1995  Diploma, Physics, University of Göttingen 
1990  1995  Studies in Physics and Philosophy, Universities of Tübingen and Göttingen 
Academic and Research Appointments
since 2012  Professor for Mathematics and Biology, University of Vienna 
2007  2012  Professor, Vienna Science Chair for Mathematics and Biosciences 
2002  2007  Research Group Leader, Emmy Noether excellence program, Biology, LudwigMaximilian University Munich 
2000  2002  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University (PI: G.P. Wagner) 
1999  2000  Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen (PI: M. Baake) 
Honors, Awards, and Grants
2018  Marcus W. Feldman Prize in Theoretical Population Biology (with H. Svardal and C. Rueffler, Link) 
2014  Genomic patterns of adaptive gene introgression (FWF), project within the Vienna Graduate School for Population Genetics. 
2012  Population genetics of hybrid zones and introgression (EU), project funded within the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network INTERCROSSING. 
2011  The genetic signature of phenotypic selection (DFG), project within the DFG research unit FOR 1078 "Natural selection in structured populations". 
2009  Population genetics of interspecific adaptation and differentiation (FWF), project within the Vienna Graduate School for Population Genetics. 
2008  The signature of selection in structured populations (DFG), project within the DFG research unit FOR 1078 "Natural selection in structured populations". 
2006  WWTF grant for Vienna Science Chair 
2006  Graduate Program Award, VolkswagenStiftung Innovative teaching competition, grant for a Master and PhD program in evolution, ecology, and systematics 
2002  2007  Emmy Noether group leader fellowship, DFG excellence program, includes funding of a research group (2 Postdocs, 2 PhD students) 
2000  2002  Emmy Noether postdoctoral fellowship, DFG excellence program 
1999  Doctoral Prize, best PhD in Physics in 1998/99, University of Tübingen 
1996  1998  PhD scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 
1993  1996  Scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes 
Research Interests
Theoretical population genetics, mathematical biology, molecular
evolution and adaptation, coalescent theory, gene interactions
(epistasis), theory of speciation, evolution of the genotypephenotype
map, robustness/canalization, evolvability.
Teaching Experience
Lectures:
 Mathematics for Biologists (1st year) 2003/04, 2004/05;
Evolution (graduate, general introduction) 2004/05
Statistics for Ecologists and Evolutionists (lecture and computer practical) 2003, 2004, 2005
Scientific Presentation (lecture and practical course) 2006/07
Population Genetics (introduction, lecture and practical course) 2008, 2009
Mathematical Population Genetics (graduate course, mathematics) 2010, 2013, 2014/2015, 2017/2018
Stochastic Models in Evolution (graduate course, mathematics) 2011
Biomathematics and Game Theory (undergraduate course, mathematics) 2012, 2014, 2016
Mathematical Ecology (graduate course, mathematics) 2012/13, 2015/2016
Molecular Population Genetics (graduate course, mathematics) 2013, 2014, 2016
Advanced Topics in Population Genetics (graduate course, mathematics) 2013/2014
Aspects of Mathematics (undergraduate course,mathematics) 2014/2015
Modeling in Evolutionary Ecology (graduate course, mathematics) 2016 
Seminar:
 Theory in Ecology and Evolution (graduate level) 2005, 2005/06
Coalescent Theory (graduate summer course) 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012
Theoretical Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) each term from 2008 to 2014
Mathematical Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) each tearm since 2008/2009
Stochastic Models in Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) 2009/10
Study Group Mathematical Biology (graduate level) each term since 2012/2013
Molecular Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) 2013, 2014, 2016
Bachelor Seminar (undergraduate level, mathematics) 2014, 2014/2015
Mathematical Ecology (graduate level, mathematics) 2015/16
Introductory Seminar on Mathematical Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) 2017/2018 
Tutorials:  Analysis I (1st year mathematics) 1995, 1996
Mathematical Methods in the Sciences (3rd year physics) 1994/95 
Other Experience
2013  Organizer of the Mind the Gap IV
Conference, Vienna, Austria 
2012   Associate Editor for Genetics 
2009  2012  Associate Editor for Evolution 
2009  2012  Member of the Editorial Board for Heredity 
April 2008  Coorganizer of the workshop on Mathematical Biology, Erwin Schrödinger Institute (ESI), Vienna, Austria 
2006  2007  Chair of the Munich Graduate Program for Evolution, Ecology, and Systematics 
April 2002  Organizer of the workshop on Detection and Evolution of Genetic Robustness, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA 
Referee for  Austrian
Science Foundation (FWF), Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft
(DFG), European Research Council (ERC), Leverhulme Trust (UK), National Science Foundation
USA, Schweizer Nationalfonds (SNF), Templeton Foundation, Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, Acta Biotheoretica, American Naturalist, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Electronic Journal of Probability, eLife, Evolution, Genetics, Genome Biology, Heredity,
International Journal of Plant Sciences,
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of
Mathematical Biology, Journal of Physics A, Journal of
Theoretical Biology, Journal of the Royal Society
Interface, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular
Ecology, Nature, Physical Biology, Physica E, Physical
Review E, Physical Review Letters, Science, PLoS
Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS One, Proceedings of the
Royal Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences (USA), Theory in Biosciences, Theoretical
Population Biology. 
