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Dr. Sabine Sané: Lecturer and Course Coordinator

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Sabine Sané studied Biology with a main focus on ecology/evolution, botany, and animal behavior at the University of Freiburg. She did her diploma (master) thesis on "Group coordination in chacma baboons" in South Africa in cooperation with the German Primate Centre (GPC) in Göttingen. After her biological studies, she worked in the field of animal behavior at the GPC with a stay abroad in Senegal and then at the Max-Planck-Institute of Immunbiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg. Her subsequent PhD studies at the department of Microsystems Engineering at the University Freiburg investigated biotechnological approaches to regenerative energy systems. Her research concentrated on bio-electrochemical, enzymatic systems to produce electricity and to degrade micropollutants in waste water.

Dr. Sané is responsible for the Major Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (formerly: Earth and Environmental Sciences). This includes the development of the curriculum, the course offerings per semester, recruiting and supporting Teaching Fellows, as well as thesis supervision. Her own teaching profile covers, e.g.

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Resources and Sustainable development
  • Energytechnology
  • Methods and Research Design

Publications and Teaching

A full list of publications and courses can be downloaded here

Short Vita

  • Since 2014 Lecturer and Course Coordinator for Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Freiburg, Germany
  • 2010 – 2015 PhD (Dr.- Ing.), Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2009 Research Assistant, Max-Planck-Institut of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2006 – 2008 Research Assistant at the Research Group for Cognitive Ethology, German Primate Centre, Goettingen, Germany, including Field Research at Niokolo Koba Nature Reserve, Senegal (2008) and at De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa (2006)
  • 2000 – 2007 Studies in Biology, Diploma (M.Sc. equivalent), Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany


Scholarships and Awards

  • 2014 Winner international Huber Technology Prize 2014: Future Water
  • 2013 – 2014 Stipendiary of the Landesgraduiertenförderung
  • 2010 – 2013 Stipendiary in the research training group "Micro Energy Harvesting" funded by the German Research Foundation       


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