Dr. Sophie Armitage

Dr. Sophie Armitage

Armitage Group

Institute of Biology

Freie Universität Berlin

Group Leader

Address Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
14195 Berlin
Email sophie.armitage@fu-berlin.de

Education

1999 - 2003 PhD, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
1996 - 1999 BSc Zoology, 1st class (Hons), University of Sheffield, UK

Positions

2015 - 2017 Junior group leader / Senior post-doc, University of Münster
2012 - 2015 Junior group leader / Volkswagen Foundation Advanced Postdoc Fellowship, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster
2008 - 2012 Volkswagen Foundation Postdoc Fellowship, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster
2005 - 2007 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Carlsberg Foundation Individual Postdoc grant, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2004 Postdoc, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Research Areas

  • Host parasite interactions
  • The role of the Dscam (Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule) gene in insect immunity
  • Host resistance and tolerance towards bacteria
  • ResearcherID A-6961-2012
  • ORCID 0000-0002-5561-9543

Projects

  • SPP 1399 - Teilprojekt: Host Immune Strategies: Remembering, Resisting, Tolerating, and Being Specific. (2012- 2016)
    Third-party funding : DFG - Priority Programme | Project Number: AR 872/1-1
  • The evolution of alternative splicing in Dscam: from genotype to immune phenotype (extension) (2012- 2014)
    Third-party funding : VolkswagenStiftung | Project Number: 86 020