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Dr. Andreas Hillmair studied biology with a major in neurobiology at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. After his graduation in 2007, he earned a PhD from the Graduate School of Life Sciences at the same university, investigating neuronal correlates of colony recognition in ants, including research stays at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and the Arizona State University, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. In 2011, he relocated to the Laboratoire Évolution, Génomes et Spéciation at the CNRS research center in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, as a postdoctoral researcher where he studied pheromonal sex communication in male honeybees. In 2013, he joined the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at Helmholtz Munich and its affiliated Chair of Biological Imaging at the Technical University of Munich as a scientific project manager. One and a half years later, in 2015, he took on the role of Head of Operations, leading the institute’s science management team. In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Hillmair was appointed as Deputy Director of IBMI in 2023.

Fields of Work and Expertise

Science Management Academic Administration Human ResourcesInstitutional and third-party-research funding Neuroethology Biological Imaging  

Professional Background

03/2023 – present

Deputy Director - Operations

Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging at Helmholtz Munich & Chair of Biological Imaging at Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

01/2015 – 02/2023

Head of Operations

Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging at Helmholtz Munich & Chair of Biological Imaging at Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

06/2013 – 12/2014

Scientific Project Manager

Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging at Helmholtz Munich & Chair of Biological Imaging at Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

02/2011 – 05/2013

Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratoire Évolution, Génomes et Spéciation, CNRS - Délégation d'Ile de France Sud, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

2007 – 2010

Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Neurobiology and Behavior with distinction (summa cum laude)

Honors and Awards

  • 12/2023: Award for "Excellence in Scientific Management and Organisation", Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging, Helmholtz Munich, Munich, Germany

  • 2015-2018: Recipient of special payment for outstanding performance, Helmholtz Munich, Munich, Germany

  • 06/2012 – 05/2013: Research fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (BR 4606-1)

  • 05/2007 – 10/2010: PhD scholarship of the Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Wuerzburg funded by a grant of the German Excellence Initiative

  • 09/2009: “Price for the best poster of the neurobiology section” at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG) 2009 in Regensburg, Germany

  • 08/2007: Heiligenberg Student Travel Award of the International Society for Neuroethology to attend the 8th Congress of the International Society for Neuroethology in Vancouver, Canada

  • 01/2005 – 07/2005: Grant of the Erasmus student exchange program of the European Union

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