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PhD student at Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME
|10/2014 – 02/2015||
Researcher, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, Department of Veterinary Medicine
|01/2013 – 09/2014||
Reasearcher, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Institute of Veterinary Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
|10/2010 – 10/2012||
Biology studies Master of Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen
Focus: microbiology, zoology
|10/2007 – 10/2010||
Biology studies Bachelor of Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen
Focus: microbiology, cell biology, zoology
Analysis of host-pathogen interactions with focus on the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii (cherry vinegar fly). The aim of the existing research is to establish new biologically and ecologically safe insecticides, thereby reducing the use of conventional chemical insecticides and reducing their negative impact on humans, animals and the environment.
In this research area, we deal with two main topics: the analysis, characterization and optimization of naturally occurring candidates (viruses, bacteria and fungi) as well as the research and establishment of ecological systems that significantly improve vector control.