Mag. Sandra Kirchner

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Projektmitarbeiterin

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Dissertation: „Shedding light on the evolution of an enigmatic fish. 
Comparative analyses of cavernicolous and surface-dwelling populations of Garra barreimiae.“


Finanzierung über das uni:docs Förderprogramm für DoktorandInnen der Universität Wien.
https://doktorat.univie.ac.at/finanzierung-fuer-doktorandinnen/unidocs-foerderprogramm-der-universitaet-wien/
 
Garra barreimiae
Garra barreimiae (Photo by Lukas Plan)

Education

  • 10/2014 Start of PhD study in Biology at the University of Vienna, Department of Integrative Zoology.
  • 2006–2013 Master of Biology, University of Vienna, 1010 Vienna, Austria. Field of Study: Evolutionary Biology & Zoology
  • 2001–2006 School Leaving Examination (TVE-Exam), Secondary College for Business Administration, 6370 Kitzbuehel, Austria. Specialist Subject Area: Controlling and Annual Audit.

Diploma Thesis


Title “Phylogeographic analysis of Alpine populations of Pyramidula pusilla”. Supervisors Priv. Doz. Dr. Elisabeth Haring.
Description including: labwork, genetic and morphometric analysis, multivariate statistics, phylogenetic tree construction, phylogeographic analysis.


Professional History

  • Since 10/2014 Prae doc (30h), University of Vienna. Project on the previously investigated organism Garra barreimiae with focus on population genetics, phylogeography and modern and traditional morphology.
  • 02/2014 - 09/2014 Project Staff (20h), Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna. Ongoing research for the project Garra barreimiae, prepararation and submission of a publication on the previously established microsatellite markers
  • 07/2013 – 01/2014 Project Staff (30h), Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna. FEMtech practical training granted by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology: carrying out primer design, lab work and microsatellite analysis.
  • 12/2012 – 04/2013 Project Staff (30h), Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna. Preliminary work for the project Garra barreimiae, common bioinformatic methods, primer design, microsatellite detection.
  • 05/2012 – 11/2012 Lab Assistant (10h), Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna. Cloning techniques, editing and aligning sequences, insight into scientific work process by participating in work on different projects.
  • 04/2012 Employee (28.5h), Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna. FEMtech practical training granted by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology: carrying out morphometric analysis and statistical evaluation of my diploma thesis.
  • 07/2011 – 03/2012 Lab Assistant (10h), Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna. Cloning techniques, editing and aligning sequences, insight into scientific work process by participating in work on different projects.
  • 01/2010 – 06/2011 Project Staff (10h), Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna. Lab work including preparation of samples, extraction of DNA and PCR

Grants

  • 2011 Scholarship University of Vienna
  • 2010 Scholarship University of Vienna

Conference Contributions & Attendances

  • 2013 Oral Presentation at the NOBIS Young Researcher’s Day in Vienna, AUT
  • 2013 Oral Presentation at the World Congress of Malacology in Ponta Delgada, P
  • 2013 Oral Presentation at the BioSyst.EU 2013 in Vienna, AUT
  • 2012 Poster Presentation at the Annual Nobis Meeting in Klagenfurt, AUT
  • 2011 Poster Presentation at the Annual Nobis Meeting in Salzburg, AUT
  • 2011 Poster Presentation at the Molluscan Forum in London, UK
  • 2010 Attendee at the Annual Nobis Meeting in Graz, AUT
  • 2009 Attendee at the Annual Nobis Meeting in Vienna, AUT

Diploma Thesis


SANDRA KIRCHNER (2013). “Phylogeografie alpiner Populationen der Felsen-Pyramidenschnecke Pyramidula pusilla. Molekularbiologische Untersuchung und morphologische Vermessungen zur Bestimmung der intraspezifischen Diversität” M.Sc. Thesis University of Vienna.


Peer reviewed Publications


KIRCHNER S., HARL J., KRUCKENHAUSER L., DUDA M., SATTMANN H. & HARING E. (2016): Phylogeography and systematics of Pyramidula (Pulmonata: Pyramidulidae) in the eastern Alps: still a taxonomic challenge. – Journal of Molluscan Studies, 82/1: 110-121. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyv047

KIRCHNER S., HARL J., KRUCKENHAUSER L., DUDA M., SATTMANN H., HARING E. (2015) Phylogeography and systematics of Pyramidula (Pulmonata: Pyramidulidae) in the eastern Alps: still a taxonomic challenge. Journal of Molluscan Studies, doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyv047

KIRCHNER S., WEINMAIER T., RATTEI T., SATTMANN H., KRUCKENHAUSER L. (2014) Characterization of 19 new microsatellite loci for the Omani barb Garra bareimiae from 454 sequences. BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:522,  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-522

HARL J., PÁLL-GERGELY B., KIRCHNER S., SATTMANN H., DUDA M., KRUCKENHAUSER L., HARING E. Phylogeography of the land snail genus Orcula (Orculidae, Stylommatophora) with emphasis on the Eastern Alpine taxa: speciation, hybridization and morphological variation. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14:223, doi:10.1186/s12862-014-0223-y

 

KRUCKENHAUSER L., DUDA M., BARTEL D., SATTMANN H., HARL J., KIRCHNER S., HARING E. (2014) Paraphyly and budding speciation in the hairy snail (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Hygromiidae).- Zoologica Scripta, 10.1111/zsc.12046.


Popular Science Publications


JAKSCH K., ZOPP L., KIRCHNER S. (2012) Schnecken checken. Das Naturhistorische (Magazin des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien im Universum Magazin), Herbst 2012, pp 82-83.


Congress Contributions: Talks


KIRCHNER S., SATTMANN H., HARING E., KRUCKENHAUSER L. (2015) To see or not to see - that is the question. Population genetic analyses in cave-dwelling populations of Garra barreimiae. European Congress of Ichthyology (ECIXV), Porto (P) - Oral presentation.

KIRCHNER S., KRUCKENHAUSER L., SATTMANN H., HARL J., DUDA M., HARING E. (2013) Making a start on the phylogeographic puzzle of Alpine populations of Pyramidula pusilla. 7th Annual NOBIS Austria Meeting: Young Researchers' Day, Vienna (AUT) - Oral presentation.

KIRCHNER S., KRUCKENHAUSER L., SATTMANN H., HARL J., DUDA M., HARING E. (2013) The case of Pyramidula pusilla: adding the first pieces to the phylogeographic puzzle of Alpine populations. World Congress of Malacology, Ponta Delgada (PRT) - Oral presentation.

KIRCHNER S., KRUCKENHAUSER L., SATTMANN H., HARL J., DUDA M., HARING E. (2013) Phylogeographic analysis of Alpine populations of Pyramidula pusilla (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Pyramidulidae). 2nd BioSyst.EU Meeting, Vienna (AUT) - Oral presentation.

KIRCHNER S., KRUCKENHAUSER L., SATTMANN H., HARL J., DUDA M., HARING E. (2011) Phylogeography of Alpine populations of Pyramidula pusilla. Excursions and Workshop Johnsbach, Styria (AUT) - Oral presentation.

 

Congress Contributions: Poster


KIRCHNER S., SATTMANN H., HARING E., KRUCKENHAUSER L. (2015) To see and to be seen. A closer look into the evolution of a blind fish2015 meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vienna (AUT).
 
KIRCHNER S., KRENN H., SATTMANN H., HARING E, KRUCKENHAUSER L. (2014) Shedding light on the evolution of an enigmatic fish. Comparative analyses of cave- and surface-dwelling populations of Garra barreimiae. 8th Annual NOBIS Austria Meeting, Munich (D).


KIRCHNER S., KRUCKENHAUSER L., SATTMANN H., HARL J., DUDA M., HARING E. (2012) Alpine populations of Pyramidula pusilla: A closer look into the species phylogeography. 6th Annual NOBIS Austria Meeting, Klagenfurt (AUT).

KIRCHNER S., KRUCKENHAUSER L., HARL J., DUDA M., SATTMANN H., HARING E. (2011) Phylogeography of Pyramidula pusilla: a big mystery about a tiny snail (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Pyramidulidae). 5th Annual NOBIS Austria Meeting, Salzburg (AUT).

KIRCHNER S., KRUCKENHAUSER L., HARL J., DUDA M., SATTMANN H., HARING E. (2011). Pyramidula pusilla: A closer look at the phylogeography of Alpine populations (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Pyramidulidae). Molluscan Forum, London (UK).