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

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.



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

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/


“Dark venoms: Venom transcriptomics and functional morphology enlighten the first venomous crustacean,
the underwater cave dwelling Remipedia

Woohooo. A longer, more detailed version including scientific results of the first venomous crustacean that are published in the scientific journal “Molecular Biology and Evolution”. http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/10/16/molbev.mst199.short?rss=1

[6:06 min]


– 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?


Cutty Sark, new opening of the national maritime museum flagship:
The vessels motto: Where there is a will, there’s a way!