Short CV of Boris Baer

Current appointment

Queen Elizabeth II fellow, University of Western Australia
External Collaborator of the Centre for Social Evolution, Copenhagen University.


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

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.


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$).