Curriculum vitae: PD Dr. Stefan Jarau

Name, Academic title: Jarau, Stefan, PD Dr. rer. nat.
Nationality: Austrian
Office address: Institute of Neurobiology,  University of Ulm,  Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, D-89081 Ulm, Germany
Phone: ++ 49 731 50 22648
Fax: ++ 49 731 50 22629
E-mail: stefan.jarau(at)uni-ulm.de

Current position

Temporal professorship for Neurobiology at Ulm University

University Education

2010Habilitation at Ulm University (Germany) – Venia legendi for zoology and ecology
2000 – 2003PhD thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of São Paulo (Brazil) in the group of Prof. Dr. Friedrich G. Barth (University of Vienna)
1996 – 1998Diploma thesis (Mag. rer. nat.) at the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of São Paulo (Brazil) in the group of Prof. Dr. Friedrich G. Barth (University of Vienna)
1991 – 1996Studies in biology with specialization in zoology at the University of Vienna

Scientific career and positions

since 2014Temporal professorship for Neurobiology at Ulm University
2014Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria; Two months scientific employee in a research project headed by Prof. Dr. Sylvia Cremer; Analyses of ant cuticular hydrocarbon and egg surface profiles
2013 - 2014University of Ulm; Research group leader, scientific position financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG, project JA1715/3-1) (continuation)
2012 - 2013Temporal professorship for Experimental Ecology at Ulm University (intermission of DFG project)
2011 - 2012Ulm University, Institute for Experimental Ecology; Research group leader, funding of own scientific position through a project financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG, project JA1715/3-1); Research focus on caste determination in stingless bees and bumble bees
2003 - 2010Ulm University, Institute for Experimental Ecology; Research group leader, working in the lab of Prof. Dr. Manfred Ayasse; Research focus on stingless bee chemical communication and colony organization 
2000 - 2003University of Vienna; Scientific employee in the research project “Recruitment Communication in Stingless Bees” of Prof. Dr. F. G. Barth, financed by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) 
1998 - 1999University of Vienna; Scientific employee in the research project “Arthropod Touch Reception” of Prof. Dr. F. G. Barth, financed by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF)

Research trips and stays abroad

Uganda, Kibale Forest. 1995; Participation on a field course in tropical biology organized by the Tropical Biology Association (TBA), Cambridge, U.K.

Brazil, Ribeirão Preto Campus of the University of São Paulo. 1996 – 1997, 2000 – 2002, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2014; Multiple trips for research work.

Mexico, State of Vera Cruz. 2000; Research work.

Costa Rica, Tropical Field Sation La Gamba and Center for Tropical Bee Research, Universidad Nacional, Heredia. 2003, 2005 – 2011, 2013; Multiple trips for research work and teaching.

Northern Ireland, Queens University Belfast. 2004; Training in molecular methods.

Visiting professorships and invited speaker

2008Invited speaker for the zoological colloquium at the University Düsseldorf, Germany
2008Invited speaker at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Prague, Czech Republic
2009Visiting Professor at the National University of Costa Rica (UNA), Heredia, Costa Rica; theoretical classes and practical course for students
2010Visiting Professor at the National University of Costa Rica (UNA), Heredia, Costa Rica; theoretical classes and practical course for students
2010Invited speaker at the meeting of the evolutionary biology group (Graduiertentreffen) of the German Zoological Society, University of Freiburg, Germany
2011Invited speaker for the zoological colloquium at the University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2012Invited symposium speaker at 10th Bee Meeting in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
2012Invited symposium speaker at 5th European Bee Conference in Halle/Saale.
2013Invited speaker at the National University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica
2013Plenary speaker at the 8th Congress on Native Bees, Heredia, Costa Rica
2013Invited symposium speaker at the 8th Congress on Native Bees, Heredia, Costa Rica
2015Plenary speaker at the 10th Congress of the Andean and Carribean Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) in Bogotá, Colombia

Organization of symposia

August 2005. „Exploitation of food sources by social insects: foraging, recruitment, and communication mechanisms“. 3rd European Congress on Social Insects (Meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, IUSSI), St. Petersburg, Russia

August 2010. „Mechanisms of intraspecific communication in animals“. 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Chemical Ecology (ISCE), Tours, France 

Awards

2006      Award for excellence in teaching of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Landeslehrpreis)

Memberships

Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft (DZG)

International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI)

Miscellaneous

1999 – 2000 Alternative Service, Austrian Red Cross Organization in Salzburg