Teaching

Teaching Leiden University
2014/2015
Vertebrate Evolution (BSc Biology):
Vertebrate phylogeny, Vertebrate skeleton and some useful basics; lectures.

2013/2014
Evolution and Development (MSc Biology):
Developmental palaeobiology, Vertebrate evolution - Clocks and rocks, Vertebrate evolution - Genes and rocks; lectures, discussion and essays.
Vertebrate Evolution (BSc Biology):
Vertebrate phylogeny, Vertebrate skeleton and some useful basics; lectures.
"Top-lectures" (MSc Biology):
Lecture by Prof. Philip Donoghue, Bristol and discussion

Teaching University of Bristol
2012/2013
Vertebrate Evolution and Palaeobiology (MSc Palaeobiology):
Introduction and diversity of life, Vertebrate genome evolution, Practical: Conodonts

2011/2012
Vertebrate Evolution and Palaeobiology (MSc Palaeobiology):
Introduction and diversity of life, Origin of jawed vertebrates, Vertebrate genome evolution, Practical: Conodonts
Organisation of the Tutorial groups (MSc Palaeobiology)

2010/2011
Research and Systematic Methods (MSc Palaeobiology):
3D imaging techniques.
Tutorial group (MSc Palaeobiology): Excellent students asking thousands of questions over a cup of tea.
Access to Bristol
: Experience life at the University for local school kids.
Palaeobiology Discussion Group (PDG), University of Bristol

2009/2010

Frontiers Lecture (MSc 4th-year): The evolutionary origin of vertebrates and the emergence of jaws and teeth
Research and Systematic Methods (MSc Palaeobiology): 3D imaging techniques
Access to Bristol: Experience life at the University for local school kids.
Department seminar, University of Bristol


Students
Master students 2015
Yae-Rim Hannah Park
- MSc student at the University of Leiden
Project: Evolution and development of the dermal skeleton in early jawed vertebrates
Supervisors: Martin Rücklin, Michael Richardson (University of Leiden), Philip Donoghue (University of Bristol)

Sophie van der Hart - MSc student at the University of Leiden
Project: Evolution of the vertebrate brain and sensory system in the earliest jawed fishes, the placoderms
Supervisors: Martin Rücklin, Michael Richardson (University of Leiden), Philip Donoghue (University of Bristol)

Master students 2012
Wendy den Boer
- now a PhD student at the University of Uppsala
Project: Feeding ecology of placoderms
Supervisors: Martin Rücklin, Philip Anderson, Philip Donoghue and Emily Rayfield

Edine Pape - now a PhD student at the University of Leeds
Project: Fossil fish to human face - evolution of the dermal skeleton
Supervisors: Martin Rücklin and Philip Donoghue
Publication: Abstract Progressive Palaeontology 2012 - Cambridge
Prize: Poster prize, Progressive Palaeontology 2012 - Cambridge

Summer work experience 2011

Roxanne Dean
Project: Evolution of the neurocranium
Funding: Nuffield Science Bursary

Master student
2011
Sam Giles - now PhD student at the University of Oxford
Project: The evolution of the dermal skeleton in the first jawed vertebrates - histology of placoderms
Supervisors: Philip Donoghue and Martin Rücklin
Publication: Abstract Palaeontological Association Meeting 2011 - Plymouth
Prize: Poster prize, Palaeontological Association Meeting 2011 - Plymouth

Summer work experience student
2010
Sam Giles
Project: Teeth before jaws?
Funding: Nuffield Undergraduate Research Bursaries 2010
Publication: Evolution and development 2011.

Summer work experience students 2009
Sam Giles
Alexander (Sandy) Hetherington - now PhD student at the University of Oxford
Project: Jaws evolve
Tasks: Acid preparation, looking for a needle in a haystack, picking out microvertebrates and tomography at the SLS, Switzerland.
Funding: part of my Marie-Curie grant