In 2005 I took over two existing units for feeding studies with fattening poultry. I conducted trials with broilers and turkeys and analysed external data, too. In 2007, I started reconstruction of a third building to contain further three units, which was completed in 2008. The range of possible animal species for feeding studies now included laying hens and fish (trouts, carps). Also, short screening trials could now be conducted to support R&D activity of my clients.

since 10/2005 Independent research scientist, specialised in feeding trials with fattening poultry (www.feedtest.de)
06-09/2005 Scientific staff, FOOD GmbH Jena (feed analysis and consulting)
01-05/2005 Research assistant at the Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, Scottland (Ecology Group)
06/2003-01/2005 Scientific staff at the Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

11/2004 Doctorate: Dr. agr.
06-11/2001 Industrial traineeship/research at CSIRO Division of Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia
03/2001 - 05/2003 PhD research period (Animal nutrition)
Subject: Studies on the use of alkanes to estimate diet composition, intake, and digestibility in sheep
02-04/2000 Experimental assitant with the Animal Science Group, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
04/1997 - 02/2001 Study of Agricultural Sciences (MLU Halle-Wittenberg), specialisation Livestock Sciences
Diploma thesis:
Influences on characteristics of lactation and udder health in East-Friesian Milk sheep