Irina Brake - CV

Professional Experience

03/2011-07/2012 Part time coordinator for the Systema Dipterorum and part time user support manager for Scratchpads, Natural History Museum, London, UK.

08/2006-02/2011 Coordinator of the insect exemplar groups for WP6, Unifying Revisionary Taxonomy, of the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT), Natural History Museum, London, UK.

11/2003-07/2006 Coordinator for the Biosystematic Database of World Diptera, Washington DC, USA.

02/2001-04/2003 Coordinator for the Inventory of Biological Research Collections in Germany (ZEFOD) at Museum Koenig in Bonn, Germany.


1996-2000 Doctorate at the Institute for Zoology of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. W. Sudhaus. Thesis: "The phylogenetic systematics of Milichiidae (Diptera, Schizophora)."

1990-1996 Diploma studies in Biology, University of Bielefeld, Germany. Supervisor: Dr. M. v. Tschirnhaus. Thesis: "Ecological studies on Carnidae (Diptera) on the bird island Mellum."

Academic Awards and Honors

2003-2006 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA

1997-1999 Ph.D.-grant of the city of Berlin (NaF G), Germany.

2012-2018 Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum, London, UK.


A list of publications is available on my account page.


Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith