During my masters I had the opportunity to work in the Max-Planck research group Behavioural Genomics led by Dr. Miriam Liedvogel where I had the opportunity to assist with several projects on the European blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla).

I was able to attend several fieldtrips across Europe (Austria, Spain, Germany) assisting in projects on natural populations of the Eurasian blackcap  that form a migratory divide in Austria. Projects included tracking blackcaps on migration and gene expression.

Here I could earn and improve my ornithological skills as well as learn about care taking of these animals.