Short CV of Boris Baer



Current appointment


ARC Future Fellow
Adjunct Professor, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Curtin University
External Collaborator of the Centre for Social Evolution, Copenhagen University.

Education:


1996-2000 PhD in Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1994-1995 Masters in Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1990-1993 Studies in Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland


Previous appoinments


2015 Visiting Professorship, University of Halle, Germany.
2012 Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Germany.
2007-2011 ARC Queen Elisabeth II fellow, University of Western Australia.
2005-2006 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Western Australia.
2005 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Germany.
2003-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
2001-2002 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Grants


Discovery grant (2017-2019): Molecules of love and warfare as agents of sperm competition (Australian Research Council, 414'000 A$).

UWA Research Collaboration Award (2016): Evolutionary Proteomics: Molecules of love and warfare. 17'500 A$.

Linkage Grant (2015-2017): Safeguarding Honeybees: Increasing parasite treatment effectiveness using nanotechnology (Australian Research Council, 430'000 A$ and 120'000 A$ from industry partner).

UWA Research Collaboration Award (2014): Quantifying costs and benefits of helping - Hamilton's rule in termites. 10'000 A$.

UWA Research Collaboration Award (2014): Investigating the unique gut bacteria of endemic Australian termite species - a potential source of novel cellulases for biofuel production. 19'300 A$.

Linkage Grant (2014-2016): Safeguarding honeybees: understanding host-parasite interactions at the level of proteins (Australian Research Council, 430'000 A$ and 160'000 A$ from industry partner).

Discovery Grant (2013-2015): Evolutionary Proteomics of Social Insects (Australian Research Council, 280'000 A$).

Future Fellowship (2012-2015): Linking evolutionary and molecular biology to safeguard Australian honeybees (Australian Research Council, 875'000 A$).

SIEF John Stocker Fellowship Program (2012-2014): Epigenetic regulation of gene expression by DNA methylation in insect models (Science and Industry Endowment Fund, 375'000 A$).

Reseach Collaboration Awards (2012): Better Bees? Immunity in Australian feral honeybees (World Universities Network, 10'000 A$).

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (2011): Terabase sequencing for mutant, developmental, environmental and population genomics (Australian Reseach Council, 550'000 A$)

Centre of Excellence in Computational Systems Biology (2010-2013, WA Centres of Excellence scheme, 1'470'000 A$)

Reseach Collaboration Awards (2011): Evolutionary Proteomics: Understanding bee immune diversity on the molecular scale (World Universities Network, 15'000 A$).

Linkage Grant (2010-2013): Better bees for tomorrow: A proteomic and physiological characterization of male fertility in managed versus feral honeybees in Western Australia (Australian Research Council, 640'000 A$ and 160'000 A$ from industry partner).

Reseach Collaboration Awards (2010): Identification and effects of sexually transmitted honeybee diseases (World Universities Network, 10.000 A$).

Discovery Grant (2008-2010): What defines sperm success? The influence of sperm on storage and paternity success in the honeybee Apis mellifera (Australian Research Council, 285'000 A$).

Large Infrastructure Grant (2008): MALDI imaging and protein analysis facility for Western Australia (Australian Research Council, 470'000 A$).

Large Infrastructure Grant (2008): A cryopreparation facility for Western Australia (Australian Research Council, 260'000 A$).

Queen Elisabeth II Fellowship (2007-2011): Sex, sperm and society: Insights into the evolutionary potential of sexual conflict in insects, a fundamental question in evolutionary biology (Australian Research Council 840'000 A$).

Stipend for Advanced Scientists (2005-2006): Sexual selection in social insects (Swiss National Science Foundation, 152'000 A$).

Marie Curie Outgoing Individual Fellowship: Social Insect Sperm, (European Community, declined).

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (2001-2002): Swiss National Science Foundation, IHP replacement, 160'000 A$).

Collaborating Partners