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Academic Positions and Education:

Apr. 2021 - 

Principal Investigator

Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland

SNSF Ambizione Grant - "Evolution of meiotic recombination and genomic divergence in percomorph fishes"

Oct. 2016 - Mar. 2021

Postdoctoral Scientist

and EMBO Fellow

Salzburger Lab, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland

“Molecular basis of convergent evolution between cichlid fishes of lakes Malawi and Tanganyika”

Oct. 2011 - Sep. 2016

PhD student + a few months Postdoc

PhD in Mathematical Genomics, University of Cambridge, UK

Thesis: "Genomic diversity and speciation in East African cichlid fish"

Advisors: Prof. Richard Durbin and Prof. Eric Miska

Graduation: 14th May 2016 (defense 9th Nov. 2015)

Oct. 2010 - Sep. 2011

Masters in Computational Biology, University of Cambridge, UK

Oct. 2007- Jun. 2010

BSc in Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK


May 2022, 2023, 2024


Evolutionary Genomics MSc course, University of Bern + Fribourg

Teaching topics at the intersection of phylogenomics and population genetics

Feb. 2016, 2018, 2020 +

Jun 2022

Co-director + Instructor 

Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics

Two-week specialist courses for ~70 scientists across all seniority levels (PhD, postdoc, faculty)

Nov. 2020


Phylogenomics Workshop, Physalia Courses 

One-week online course for ~25 scientist across all seniority levels (PhD, postdoc, faculty)


Dr Milan Malinsky (Full Academic CV)

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