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2023

Present from the gardeners of the Botanical Garden Jena

Present from the gardeners of the Botanical Garden Jena

Present from the gardeners of the Botanical Garden Jena

24.01.2023: What a nice present from the gardeners of the Botanical Garden in Jena    after having been invited to give them a talk about the invasive Garden ant Lasius neglectus in their garden.

Lukas on collection trip to Münster

Lukas on collection trip to Münster

Lukas on collection trip to Münster

10.01.2023: A quick trip to the Molecular Evolution and Sociobiology Group    of Jürgen Gadau in Münster with Lukas. Guess I never was that quick and successful in "collecting" ants.

09.01.2023: A happy new year! What a year ending: first a DFG project was granted (EMINENT: Consequences of an EMerging parasite on an INvasivE aNT in Europe; stay tuned!) and then the university building with my office got flooded. Looks like a fun 2023!

2022

Christmas party preparations

Christmas party preparations

Christmas party 2022

Christmas party 2022

09.12.2022: Christmas party 2022! Finally again in it's old glory and with Pina and Andreia preparing a special treat

Writers camp

Writers camp

Fauler Ort

Fauler Ort

29.10.2022: First ever general zoology writers camp at the field station Fauler Ort, with Tabea, Andreia, Patrycja, Lucie, Christopher, Sara and myself

Antology

Antology

Antology

17.09.2022: What an honor and supernice oppurtunity to give the introductory talk for Evelyn Bracklow's art project Antology    in Dortmund in the rooms of the Frappanz Kollektiv   . Check it out and stay tuned.

Emil Cyranka

Emil Cyranka

Sally-Luise Volland

Sally-Luise Volland

14.09.2022: After a supernice week in Berlin at the Ecological Immunology Workshop 2022   , our group welcomes Sally-Luise  Volland that started her BSc work on establishing a pH measurement  system to track the use of formicine venom gland secretions in realtime  and our group also welcomes   Emil Cyranka that will together with Nina Schäffner elucidate the  potential of formicine ant venoms to detoxify plant alkaloids in his BSc  work.

29.08.2022: Welcome  to Nina Schäffner that started her BSc work in our lab elucidating the  potential of formicine ant venoms to detoxify plant alkaloids.

L. neglectus sampling in Jena

L. neglectus sampling in Jena

L. neglectus sampling in Jena

06.07.2022: A fun afternoon in Jena with Pina and Lukas. First sampling L. neglectus in the botanical garden and then handing over samples while enjoying a  beer with our collaborators Adrian Richter    and Kenny Jandausch   .

Pina Brinker

Pina Brinker

01.06.2022: Welcome to Pina Brinker who just started today in our group!

Tim Kaufmann

Tim Kaufmann

12.04.2022: Congratulations to Tim Kaufmann for successfully defending his BSc-Thesis: Potential detoxification of the plant alkaloid cytisin by the ant Camponotus nicobarensis via poison gland secretions

25.02.2022: Research funding of the Ethologische Gesellschaft e.    V.    awarded: Towards automatic tracking of sanitary behaviours involving antimicrobial compounds in space and time

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