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PD Dr. Brigitte Schoenemann

  • 2013 - now: substitutional professorship (W2) for Zoology at the University of Cologne
  • 2013: Habilitation in Zoology, University of Cologne
  • 2007-2013: Lecturer at the Institute of Biology Education, University of Cologne
  • 1985-2013: Teacher (Oberstudienrätin) at the Erzbischöfliche Ursulinenschule Hersel (Gymnasium)
  • 1985: Second State Examination (Zweites Staatsexamen) (SEK I, SEK II, Gymnasium and Gesamtschule)
  • 1984-1985: Teaching Practice (Referendarzeit)
  • 1984: Dissertation (PhD/Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Cologne (Zoology, Physics, Geography) The dissertation was supported by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
  • 1982: First State Examination (Erstes Staatsexamen SEK II) (Biology, Geography, Education [Erziehungswissenschaftliches Begleitstudium]), University of Cologne
  • 1982: First State Examination (Erstes Staatsexamen SEK I) (Biology, Geography, Education [Erziehungswissenschaftliches Begleitstudium]), University of Cologne
  • 1979: Diploma thesis in the Department of Comparative Animal Physiology, University of Cologne (Zoology, Physics, Geography)
  • 1972 - 1982: Studies of Biology (Diploma, Studies of teaching) RWTH Aachen (1972-1973), University of Düsseldorf (1973-1974) University of Cologne (1974-1982)

Research Interests

Evolution of visual systems, analysis of fossilised eyes as based on their preserved morphology,  (simple and compound), their physical capacities, such as visual acuity, sensitivity, fields of view etc., and in some groups eye-reduction and blindness. The analysis, in particular of the internal sensory structures, and thus an attempt to understand the functions of these eyes, by means of x-ray tomography, synchrotron radiation etc., are the main topics of our present studies.

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