news

Sept 2019

Press release about parallel and complex venom evolution in centipedes.
Die einzigartigen Gifte der Hundertfüßer

July 2019

Press releases about the venom composition and toxin gene evolution of the hymenotperan hunting robber fly Dasypogon diadema. We used a proteo-transcriptomic, genomic and synchrotron based big data analysis approach.

• Das nützliche Gift der Fliegen
• Mit Fliegengiften zu Biopestiziden
• Dem Gift der Fliegen auf der Spur

March 2019

audio | Tiergifte – Naturheilstoffe in der Medizin
Small radio feature where I say (very) few sentences about venomous species among other venomics experts.

January 2018

Finally, we can present first data of the project to describe venom evolution in dipterans, particular robber flies. University of Leipzig. Erste Studie zu Giftevolution in Raubfliegen veröffentlicht 

August 2017

Press releases about the ongoing story of the first venom from the crustacean remipede (german):
• Innovations Report. Unbekannte Toxine bei Remipedia entdeckt
• Wissenschaftsjahr – Meere und Ozean. Unbekannte Toxine bei bislang wenig bekannter Krebsgruppe enteckt
• University of Leipzig. Remipedia entwickeln Giftcocktail mit bisher unbekannten Toxinen

May 2017

• I organize a 3D reconstruction workshop in Leipzig (16.05. – 19.05.):
From synchrotron based µ-CT scans to 3D reconstructions and beyond

• Nice article about the cave diving and collection of the first venomous crustacean and the work on other neglected venomous invertebrates: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/risking-life-and-limb-for-venom.html

September 2014

New press releases about our work on the first venom composition of blood worms (polychaetes):
• National Geographic: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/10/the-venomous-cocktail-in-a-fishermans-bait/

October 2013

video | Dark Venoms: The first venomous crustacean, the underwater cave-dwelling remipedes.
Small footage including photos and video clips from the cave diving trip to collect remipede crustaceans and the results of the venomics studies on this group.

Some press and public articles about the first venomous crustacean. Quite a resonance.
• Nature comments: http://www.nature.com/news/first-venomous-crustacean-discovered-1.13985
• Blog “Why evolution is true”: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/the-first-venomous-crustacean-is-found/
• BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24625424
• National Geographic: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/22/of-70000-crustacean-species-heres-the-first-venomous-one/

• European Researchers Night: Science uncovered event at the NHM, 27.09.2013 from 16.00 to midnight.
Guess who will be there talking about: venom, venom evolution, venomous taxa, the first venomous crustacean, crustacean Evolution and cave diving?