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Dr. Ankita Ravi Vaswani

Dr. Ankita Ravi Vaswani

Biological Carbon Pump


Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2391

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• Fitness-conferring traits of plankton in realation to carbon fluxes and biodiversity
• Combining machine learning tools to extract trait-relevant image features from large-scale datasets
• Analysis of year-round data collected by an underwater observatory at Helgoland


Jan 2020 - PhD at University of Bonn. Dissertation: "The function of Reelin signaling in the Tangential Migration of Dopaminergic Neurons."

Apr 2012 - Master of Science (with honors) at Birla Institut of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India. Titel: "Characterization of Neuronal Degeneration in a Mouse Parksinsons Disease Model."

Research Experience

since Aug 2022 - Post-doctoral researcher at Helmholtz Center Hereon, Geesthacht, Germany

Oct 2013 to Jan 2020 - Researcher and PhD-candidate at the Institut for Reconstructive Neurobiology, University of Bonn, Germany

Jul 2012 to May 2013 Project assistent at the Department of Neurobiology, National Center of Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

Honors and Awards

2022 - NFDI4Earth incubator project New Framework for Analysis of Aquatic Ecosystems

2015 - Graduate Student Support BONFOR, University of Bonn

2013 - PhD-fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)