Jan Engelstädter

I am an evolutionary biologist broadly interested in the evolutionary biology of sexual processes, parasitism, and the interplay between these phenomena. I use a combination of mathematical modelling and experimental work to address fundamental questions within this exciting field. Find out more about my research here.

Jan Engelstaedter

Brief CV

2015-2018: ARC Future Fellow
since 2012: Lecturer, The University of Queensland
2011 – 2012: Junior Research Group Leader, ETH Zurich
2007 – 2011: PostDoc with Sebastian Bonhoeffer, ETH Zurich
2007: PostDoc with David Haig, Harvard University
2004 – 2007: PhD with Greg Hurst, University College London
1997 – 2003: Diplom (equivalent to MSc) in Biology, Humboldt University Berlin

Academic services

Associate Editor for Evolution (2015 through 2017)

Referee of journal articles for American Naturalist, Axios, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Evolution, Heredity, Insect Science, Insects, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Heredity, Journal of Mathematical Analysis and ApplicationsJournal of Molecular Cell Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Molecular Ecology, Naturwissenschaften, PeerJ, PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS One, PLOS Pathogens, PNAS, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Science, Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Referee of grant proposals for the Australian Research Council (ARC), Austrian Science Fund (FWF), French National Research Agency (ANR), Israel Science Foundation (ISF), National Health and Medical Research Council Australia (NHMRC), National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), US National Science Foundation (NSF), USA-Israel Binational Agricultural Research & Development Fund (BARD)


I teach into the following courses at UQ:

BIOL1100: Evolutionary Perspectives on Modern Society
BIOL2201: Evolution
BIOL2202: Genetics
BIOL3010: Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (course coordinator)
BIOL640x: Honours Advance Readings (course coordinator)