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foto Hans Smid | Musca domestica
Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

 
 
 
2016 - present | Volunteer  
  Landgoed Oranje Nassau’s Oord, Wageningen, The Netherlands
2014 | Guest worker  
  Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Prof. Dr W Takken
2013 - present | Commissioning editor  
  Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, The Netherlands 
2013 - present | Volunteer  
  Siza and De Groene Brug (supervising persons with e.g. non-congenital brain damage during outdoor activities)  
2012 - 2016 | Consultant BBSRC project 'Olfactory mechanisms underlying behavioural manipulation of mosquitoes by malaria parasites'  
  Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK  
2012 - 2017 | Consultant ZonMw project 'Chemical signalling of malaria parasites – call for transmission?'  
  Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands  
2012 | Researcher Entomology  
  Research & Development B.V. Enza Zaden Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
July/August 2011 | Visiting scientist  
  Department of Disease Control, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, Semiochemicals of Musca domestica
2011 | Guest worker  
  Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Prof. Dr M Dicke
2005 - 2010 | Post-doctoral researcher  
  Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Disruption of malaria transmission by chemical manipulation of anopheline olfactory responses, Prof. Dr LJ Zwiebel and Prof. Dr Ir W Takken, Financially supported by a grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) through the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative (GCGH#121). Included collaborative research visits to:
  • O’Neill-McGraw group, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Effect of Wolbachia infection on host-seeking responses of Aedes aegypti;
  • International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Mbita, Kenya, Olfaction based methods for control of Anopheles gambiae;
  • Medical Research Council, Fajara, The Gambia, Optimising odour baited mosquito trap methods;
  • Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Ifakara, Tanzania, Evaluation of behaviour-mediating compounds for Anopheles gambiae.
2005 | Consultant  
  International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, Mating behaviour of Anopheles arabiensis, Dr BGJ Knols
2004 - 2005 | Post-doctoral researcher  
  Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Induced indirect plant defence and plant fitness: testing the “evolutionary enlistment” hypothesis, Dr Ir JJA van Loon and Prof. Dr M Dicke, Financially supported by a grant from the Earth and Life Sciences (ALW) of The Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) (811.34.006)
2005 - present | Volunteer  
  Stichting Landschapsbeheer Zuidwest Veluwe (foundation for landscape management and nature conservation)
2003 - 2012 | Editor of the journal ‘Entomologische Berichten’  
  of the Netherlands Entomological Society (NEV)
2000 - 2003 | Research assistant  
  Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Identification of human volatiles as attractants for bloodfeeding mosquitoes, Dr Ir W Takken Financially supported by a grant from the Technology Foundation (STW) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (WBI.4834)
1994 - 1999 | PhD student  
  University of Groningen, Department of Animal Physiology and Department of Neurobiophysics, Groningen, The Netherlands, Environmentally friendly control of houseflies, Musca domestica, with a combination of visual and chemical stimuli, Dr CJ den Otter, Dr HAK Mastebroek and Prof. Dr DG Stavenga, Financially supported by a grant from the Technology Foundation (STW) of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (GBI.33.2997)
1993 - 1994 | Researcher  
  SBW Advise Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Monitoring fauna of Dutch railway verges, Financially supported by a grant from the Dutch railway company (NS)
1993 | Research assistant  
  Department of Entomology, Agricultural University of Wageningen, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Oviposition behaviour of cabbage white butterflies, Dr Ir JJA van Loon
     

Education

   
1992 - 1993 4 Months of practical training, Department of Animal Ecology, Institute of Forest and Nature Research, Arnhem, The Netherlands: butterflies in road verges, Dr H Siepel  
1991 - 1992 5 Months of practical training, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Department of Entomology, Lincoln, New Zealand: Biology of the Australian crop mirid (Sidnia kinbergi), Dr D Pearson  
1987 - 1993 Agricultural University of Wageningen (The Netherlands), BSc and MSc, Biology, MSc majors: Entomology, Vegetation and Weed Science  
1981 - 1987 Gymnasium-ß, R.S.G. Westfriesland, Hoorn (The Netherlands)  
     
     
Courses    
2011 The Observer Ethovision, Noldus Information Technology, Wageningen, The Netherlands  
2009 Multivariate data analysis, Umetrics, Sweden  
2008 Professional in supervision, Valley Consult, Veenendaal, and Maas Assessment Development, Amersfoort, The Netherlands  
2007 Personal efficacy, Meijer en Meijaard, Wageningen, The Netherlands  
2007 Management for PhD students and post-docs, NIBI, Utrecht, The Netherlands  
2006 Multivariate analysis, Biometris, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands  
2004 Scientific journalism, De Lynx, Wageningen, The Netherlands  
2001 Applied statistics, PHLO, Wageningen, The Netherlands  
1995 Introduction in animal physiology, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands  
1994 Sensory ecology, Lund University, Sweden  
1994 Chemical ecology, Department of Animal Physiology, University of Groningen,The Netherlands  
     
Additional information  
 
  • Personal qualities and skills: perseverance, eye for overall process, reliable, clear, advising, eye for details, researching, team worker, motivating people, supervising others, problem solving, editing text
  • Experience in various bio-assays (incl. design), field work (The Netherlands, Tanzania, The Gambia, Kenya), national and international consultancy
  • Experience in analysing, publishing and presenting research data, writing project proposals
  • Experience in maintaining insect colonies
  • Experience in teaching and supervision of technicians, BSc, MSc and PhD students
  • Experience in reviewing manuscripts for international (entomological) journals
  • Experience with national and international media (television, radio, newspapers)
  • Member of the Netherlands Entomological Society (The Netherlands)
  • Member of the Royal Entomological Society (UK)
 
     
Various  
2007 Organiser 5-day meeting young investigator meeting GCGH project, Wageningen University  
2007 Organiser 3-day festival 20th anniversary Medical and Veterinary Entomology Wageningen, Wageningen University  
1996 - 1998 Course Landscape architecture  
1997, 1998 Coach of indoor soccer team, Helpman, Groningen  
1995, 1998 Organiser of soccer tournament, Helpman, Groningen  
1993 Volunteer of the Butterfly Foundation, Wageningen, The Netherlands  
1991 Organiser of student sports tournament, SLW, Wageningen