Joachim's CV


1990 - 1995

Habilitation, Evolutionary Biology, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
Dr. rer. nat., Theoretical Physics, summa cum laude, University of Tübingen
Diploma, Physics, University of Göttingen
Studies in Physics and Philosophy, Universities of Tübingen and Göttingen

Academic and Research Appointments

since 2012
2007 - 2012
2002 - 2007

2000 - 2002

1999 - 2000

Professor for Mathematics and Biology, University of Vienna
Professor, Vienna Science Chair for Mathematics and Biosciences
Research Group Leader, Emmy Noether excellence program, Biology, Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University (PI: G.P. Wagner)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen (PI: M. Baake)

Honors, Awards and Grants









2002 - 2007

2000 - 2002
1996 - 1998
1993 - 1996

Polygenetic adaptation beyond sweeps and shifts (FWF), project funded within the FWF SFB Polygenic Adaptation.
Marcus W. Feldman Prize in Theoretical Population Biology
(with H. Svardal and C. Rueffler, pdf)
Genomic patterns of adaptive gene introgression (FWF), project within the Vienna Graduate School for Population Genetics.
Population genetics of hybrid zones and introgression (EU), project funded within the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network INTERCROSSING.
The genetic signature of phenotypic selection (DFG), project within the DFG research unit FOR 1078 "Natural selection in structured populations".
Population genetics of inter-specific adaptation and differentiation (FWF), project within the Vienna Graduate School for Population Genetics.
The signature of selection in structured populations (DFG), project within the DFG research unit FOR 1078 "Natural selection in structured populations".
WWTF grant for Vienna Science Chair
Graduate Program Award, VolkswagenStiftung Innovative teaching competition, grant for a Master- and PhD program in evolution, ecology, and systematics
Emmy Noether group leader fellowship, DFG excellence program, includes funding of a research group (2 Postdocs, 2 PhD students)
Emmy Noether postdoctoral fellowship, DFG excellence program
Doctoral Prize, best PhD in Physics in 1998/99, University of Tübingen
PhD scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
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 genotype-phenotype map, robustness/canalization, evolvability.

Teaching Experience




Mathematics for Biologists (1st year) 2003/04, 2004/05;
Evolution (graduate course, general introduction) 2004/05
Statistics for Ecologists and Evolutionists (lecture and computer practical) 2003, 2004, 2005
Scientific Presentation (lecture and practical course) 2006/07
Introduction to Population Genetics (graduate lecture and practical course, evolutionary systems biology) 2008, 2009, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24
Mathematical Population Genetics (graduate course, mathematics) 2010, 2013, 2014/2015, 2017/2018, 2019, 2023/24
Stochastic Models in Evolution (graduate course, mathematics) 2011
Biomathematics and Game Theory (undergraduate course, mathematics) 2012, 2014, 2016, 2020/21
Mathematical Ecology (graduate course, mathematics) 2012/13, 2015/2016, 2018/19, 2020
Molecular Population Genetics (graduate course, mathematics & evolutionary systems biology) 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
Advanced Topics in Population Genetics (graduate course, mathematics) 2013/2014
Aspects of Mathematics (undergraduate course, teacher training for mathematics) 2014/2015, 2020/21
Modeling in Evolutionary Ecology (graduate lecture and practical course, mathematics) 2016
Mathematical Population Genetics II (graduate course, mathematics) 2018
Modeling in Evolutionary Ecology and Epidemiology (graduate lecture and practical course, mathematics) 2022/23

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 term since 2008/2009 except 2016/17, 2017, 2022
Stochastic Models in Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) 2009/10
Study Group Mathematical Biology (graduate level) each term since 2012/2013 except 2016/17, 2017, 2022
Molecular Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
Bachelor Seminar (undergraduate level, mathematics) 2014, 2014/2015
Mathematical Ecology (graduate level, mathematics) 2015/16, 2018/19, 2020
Introductory Seminar on Mathematical Population Genetics (graduate level, mathematics) 2017/2018

Analysis I (1st year mathematics) 1995, 1996
Mathematical Methods in the Sciences (3rd year physics) 1994/95

Other Experience

since 2012
2009 - 2012
2009 - 2012
April 2008

2006 - 2007
April 2002

Referee for

Organizer of the Mind the Gap IV Conference, Vienna, Austria
Associate Editor for Genetics
Associate Editor for Evolution
Member of the Editorial Board for Heredity
Co-organizer of the workshop on Mathematical Biology, Erwin Schrödinger Institute (ESI), Vienna, Austria
Chair of the Munich Graduate Program for Evolution, Ecology, and Systematics
Organizer of the workshop on Detection and Evolution of Genetic Robustness, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA

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, Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior 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.