My Group


I lead the Animal Venomics Lab Gießen, a research group within the LOEWE-Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE TBG). As a collaborative group, my team consists of members from the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) and the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen (JLU). However, our offices and labs are located within the new Fraunhofer IME building at the Gießen Science Campus (Ohlebergsweg 12, 35392 Gießen). We are a dynamic team of young, motivated and highly curious people who enjoy to study our magnificent, yet lethally toxic animals. For further details upon us and the project, please visit the Animal Venomics project sites at LOEWE TBG (here) or the JLU (here).

My Lab in Motion

Current Group Members

Dr. Tim Lüddecke (Fraunhofer IME, Group Leader)
Dr. Anne Paas (Fraunhofer IME, Group Leader Substitute)
M.Sc. Sabine Hurka (Justus-Liebig-University, PhD Student)
M.Sc. Ludwig Dersch (Justus-Liebig-University, PhD Student)
B.Sc. Lennart Schulte (Justus-Liebig-University, Masters Student)
B.Sc. Hanna Dammbeck (Fraunhofer IME, Masters Student)
Tanja Berghöfer (Fraunhofer IME, Technical Assistant)
Angela Paul (Fraunhofer IME, Technical Assistant)
Laura Horn (Fraunhofer IME, Hessentechnikum Intern)