Name Ernst Ulrich
Position Postdoctoral Fellow
Ulrich Ernst

Ulrich Ernst, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chemistry of Social Insects
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS
Flemingovo nám. 2, CZ-166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic

☎: (+420) 220 183 319

2008-2016 Ph.D. studies in biology at the Faculty of Science, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (BE).
1999-2006 M.Sc. studies in biology, Chemistry, German language and literature, University Tübingen (DE), University Konstanz (DE).
2008 (3 months) Research stay at University of Sussex (UK).
2005 (5 months) Research stay in Belfast (UK).
since 2016 Postdoctoral fellow, Chemistry of Social Insects, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, Prague.
Research interest

Chemical ecology of social insects, social evolution, pheromonal and hormonal regulation of caste differentiation, physiology of caste determination, epigenetics, peptidomics, proteomics, behavioural ecology, biology of ageing.

Teaching & Supervision
  • KU Leuven (BE) – teaching assistant – 1. Behavioural Ecology, 2. Biology for Medical doctors and Dentists, 3. Honeybee Pathology (summer school “Beneficial, pest and vector insects”)
  • University of Konstanz (DE) – teaching assistant – 1. Animal kingdom dissection course, 2. General and Inorganic Chemistry for Chemists, 3. General Chemistry for Biologists, 4. Organic Chemistry for Biologists, 5. Practical training General Chemistry for Biologists, 6. Seminar Social Insects
  • Co-Supervisor of two M.Sc. Theses, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (BE)
  • Co-Supervisor of seven B.Sc. Theses, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven (BE)
Membership in scientific societies
  • International Union for the Study of Social Insects
  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • Ethologische Gesellschaft
  • International Society for Behavioral Ecology
Publications and communications

Author or co-author of 7 original research articles in peer-reviewed journals, 1 invited review, 1 comment, 25 conference presentations, 10 book reviews, 5 popularisation articles. 83 citations, H-index: 6.