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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017 – current:           Postdoctoral Associate, Swedish Museum of Natural History (Sweden)

EDUCATION
2012 – 2017:     PhD, The Australian National University (Australia)
                                   Under supervision of Prof. Craig Moritz
2010 – 2012:MSc, MEME Erasmus Mundus Topmaster in Evolutionary Biology
Graduated with distinction, student at following institutes:
Uppsala University (Sweden, degree granted)
Ludwig Maximilians University (Germany, degree granted)
Harvard University (USA)
Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany)
2007 – 2010:BSc, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
Graduated within top 3% of classcrypto_pic_website

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2017 – Lars Hiertas Minne Stipendium (25,000 SEK)
2016 – Riksmusei Vänner Stipendium (25,000 SEK)
2015 – Vice-Chancellor grant ANU (1,000 AUD)
2015 – The Peter Rawlinson Prize for best student presentation, Australian Society for Herpetology meeting (500 AUD)
2015 – Award for Best Early Career Researcher Presentation, Species Delimitation in the Age of Genomics meeting (100 AUD)
2014 – The Peter Rawlinson Prize for best student presentation, Australian Society for Herpetology meeting (500 AUD)
2014 – Research grant. Mohamed Bin Zayed Fund for Species Conservation (5,000 USD)
2014 – Research grant. National Geographic Society (4,500 USD)
2012 – ARC Laureate PhD fellowship (128,000 AUD)
2010 – Erasmus Mundus Topmaster fellowship (20,000 EUR)

PRESENTATIONS
*Blom, M.P.K.
2017. Phylogenetics in the genomic era: An empirical perspective. GoCas symposium on Phylogenomics and Phylogeography, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Blom, M.P.K., Bragg, J., Potter, S. & Moritz, C. 2015. Barking up alternative species trees: Phylogenomic inference in a challenging radiation of Australian lizards. Evolution, Guaruja (Brazil)
Blom, M.P.K.
, Bragg, J., Potter, S. & Moritz, C. 2015. Cryptic Crypto’s: Using a targeted DNA capture approach for phylogenomic analysis. Annual meeting of the Australian Society for Herpetology, Melbourne (Australia)
Blom, M.P.K. & Moritz, C. 2015. Between rocks and trees: Genomic data reveals unexpected patterns of diversification in Cryptoblepharus skinks. Species Delimitation in the Age of Genomics CBA workshop, Canberra (Australia)
Blom, M.P.K. & Moritz, C. 2014. Cryptic Crypto’s: Unexpected patterns of diversification in a wide-spread clade of Australian skinks. Annual meeting of the Australian Society for Herpetology, Canberra (Australia)

* invited contributions

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