Joachim's mobile CV


  • 2006: Habilitation, Evolutionary Biology, Ludwig-Maximilian 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, Ludwig-Maximilian 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, pdf)
  • 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 inter-specific 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 genotype-phenotype 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
  • Seminars:
    • 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
  • since 2012: Associate Editor for Genetics
  • 2009 - 2012: Associate Editor for Evolution
  • 2009 - 2012: Member of the Editorial Board for Heredity
  • April 2008: Co-organizer 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.