Curriculum Vitae

Tom Van Dooren
iEES Paris
Sorbonne Université - Faculté de sciences
Building 44-45, second floor cc 237
4, place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05
Twitter: @tvdooren and @VPAlab


1985-1988: Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
1989: St.-Lucas Institute for Fine Arts, Brussels
1990-1991: Military service, Military Hospital, Antwerp
1994: University of Antwerp, Graduate in Biology
2000: Ph. D. University of Antwerp "Phenotype Recipes in Evolutionary Dynamics".
2019: HDR Sorbonne University "Eco-Evo-Devo and Adaptation in Variable Environments".

Professional Experience

07-09.1994, Leiden University, Grant from the ESF Scientific Programme on Population Biology. Project title: 'Delayed maturation in temporally structured populations with non-equilibrium dynamics'.
1994-1999, University of Antwerp Ph.D. project in Animal Ecology (supervisor Prof. E. Matthysen): 'Spatial and Temporal aspects of Life History Strategies affecting Population Structure'. Grants from FWO and IWT.
2000, University of Antwerp Post-Doc research assistant in a multidisciplinary research group at the University of Antwerp. The central study theme in the group was the relationship between morphological design, locomotory performance in different set-ups and ecology/life history.
2000-2003, Leiden University, Post-Doc in the Theoretical Evolutionary Biology section. Funded by the EU-Modlife research training network.
2003-2006, Leiden University, Tenure-track assistant-professor in Animal Ecology. Supported by a VENI grant from the Dutch NWO science foundation.
2006-2010, Leiden University, Tenured term assistant-professor in Animal Ecology.
2009-2020, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, (guest) research associate, Terrestrial Zoology now Endless Forms.
2010-2013, UMR7625 Ecology and Evolution, Paris, CNRS CR1 researcher.
Supported by a BIOADAPT grant from ANR (2013-2016, with V Colot (PI) and O Loudet).
2014-, iEES Paris, Paris, CNRS CR1 researcher, team Phenotypic Variability and Adaptation, VPA, chef d'équipe.
Supported by ANR grant Aquatherm (2018-2021 PI Jean-François Le Galliard) and HSFP grant DIETERM (2019-2022 PI Mireille Vasseur-Cognet).
2018-, treasurer of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology.