LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Tessa Carrau


PhD Student

Phone: +49 641 972-19294

Email: tessa.carrau@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: A 218

Building: Fraunhofer IME - Neubau


Since 09/2016 PhD student with Dr. Lee at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME Bioresources Project Group
09/2015–07/2016 Internship at the Institute of Parasitology. Justus Liebig Universität Gießen

Veterinary medicine at the University of Murcia (Spain)

Final Degree Project: ' Periparturient rise in the excretion of Eimeria spp. in Manchega dairy sheep”

Research Interests

Parasites, vectors and their biocontrol in a safety and ecologically way.

I am interested in infectious diseases and how they might be treated by the control of their vectors. During my PhD, I will study deeply how to develop biologically and ecologically safe insecticides against Aedes Aegypti. Further research interests include the biocontrol of other agricultural pests such as Drosophila suzukii.


Hiebert N, Carrau T, Bartling M, Vilcinskas A, Lee KZ (2020) Identification of entomopathogenic bacteria associated with the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii in infested areas of Germany. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 173 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107389
Carrau T, Hiebert N, Vilcinskas A, Lee KZ (2018) Identification and characterization of natural viruses associated with the invasive insect pest Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology , 154 (2018) , 74-78.
Carrau T, Silva LMR, Bravo D, K. Failing, Martínez-Carrasco C, Garijo MM, Pérez D, Macías J, Taubert A, Hermosilla C, Ruiz de Ybáñez R (2018) ) Associated risk factors influencing ovine Eimeria infections in southern Spain. Veterinary Parasitology, 263 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.10.004
Gegner T, Carrau T, Vilcinskas A, Lee KZ (2018) The infection of Harmonia axyridis by a parasitic nematode is mediated by entomopathogenic bacteria and triggers sex-specific host immune responses. Scientific reports , 8 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34278-x
Carrau T, Garijo MM, Martínez-Carrasco C, Pérez D, Silva LMR, Taubert A, Hermosilla C, Ruiz de Ybáñez R (2017) Parasite prevalence in Mycobacterium spp. infected dairy goats in the Region of Murcia (south-east Spain). Scientific and Technical Review of the Office International des Epizooties, 36 (3)
Carrau T, Pérez D, Silva LMR, Macías J, Martínez-Carrasco C, Hermosilla C, Ruiz de Ybáñez R (2016) Periparturient rise in the excretion of Eimeria spp. in Manchega dairy sheep. Veterinary Medicine and Research, 3 (2)
Carrau T, Silva LRM, Pérez D, Ruiz de Ybáñez R, Taubert A, Hermosilla C (2016) First description of an in vitro culture system for Eimeria ovinoidalis macromeront formation in primary host endothelial cells. Parasitology International , 65 (5) , 516-519.
Zambrano F, Carrau T, Gätner U, Seipp A, Taubert A, Felmer R, Hermosilla C (2016) Human spermatozoa triggered classic nets formation in leukocytes with sperms entrapment and motility reduction. Fertility and Sterility , S0015-0282 (16)