LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Stephan Drukewitz


PhD Student

Phone: +49 641 99-39503

Email: stephan.drukewitz@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: 2.40

Building: TIG


since 2019

PhD-student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Project group Bioresources, Animal Venomics


University of Leipzig, Faculty of Life Sciences, Institute for Biology, Germany

PhD-thesis: „Comparative analyses of the venom evolution in robberflies (Asilidae)”


University of Leipzig, Germany. MSc Biology, biodiversity and evolution of animals

Master thesis:„Analyses of the α-Glycerotoxin in Glycera tridactyla


University of Leipzig, Germany. BSc Biology,

Bachelor thesis:„Immunohistochemical analyses of the nervous-and muscle systemin Aphistobranchus tullbergi (Annelida)”


Drukewitz S. H., von Reumont B. M. (2019) The Significance of Comparative Genomics in Modern Evolutionary Venomics. Front. Ecol. Evol.7, doi:10.3389/fevo.2019.00163.
Drukewitz S. H., Bokelmann L., Undheim E. A. B., von Reumont B. M. (2019) Toxins from scratch? Diverse, multimodal gene origins in the predatory robber fly Dasypogon diadema indicate a dynamic venom evolution in dipteran insects. GigaScience, doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giz081
Drukewitz S. H., Jauss R. T., Bokelmann L., and von Reumont B. M. (2019) The complete mitochondrial genome of the hymenopteran hunting robber fly Dasypogon diadema. Mitochondrial DNA Part B Resour.4, doi:10.1080/23802359.2019.1599705. , 1584-1585.
Drukewitz S. H., Fuhrmann N, Undheim EAB, Blanke A, Giribaldi J, Mary Rosanna, Lacond G, Dutertre S, von Reumont BM (2018) A dipterans novel sucker punch: Evolution of arthropod atypical venom with a neurotoxic component in robber flies (Asilidae, Diptera). Toxins , 10 doi:10.3390/toxins10010029. (1)
Helm C., Beckers P., Bartolomaeus T., Drukewitz S. H., Kourtesis I., Weigert A., et al. (2018) Convergent evolution of the ladder-like ventral nerve cord in Annelida. Front. Zool.15. , doi:10.1186/s12983-018-0280-y.
Richter S., Helm C., Meunier F. A., Hering L., Campbell L. I., Drukewitz S. H., et al. (2017) Comparative analyses of glycerotoxin expression unveil a novel structural organization of the bloodworm venom system. BMC Evol. Biol.17. , doi:10.1186/s12862-017-0904-4