Curriculum Vitae

Tim Lüddecke, M.Sc
Institutional address: Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Animal Venomics Research Group, Ohlebergsweg.12, 35392 Gießen                                                                                                     
Mail: tim.lueddecke@outlook.com

Education:

04/2021 – current           Group Leader at Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology; Gießen

Head of Animal Venomics Research Group in FhG IME-BR section “Biodiversity Research”

09/2018 – current           Affiliated Researcher at LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics,  Frankfurt

09/2018 – 03/2021           PhD Student at Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology; Gießen

Thesis:”How the integration of phylogenetics and Venomics resolves persistent challenges in evolutionary systematics and toxinology – lessons from the spider kingdom” (summa cum laude) Supervision: Prof. Dr. A. Vilcinskas, Co-supervision: Dr. S. Lemke and Dr. habil. B.M. von Reumont.

04/2016 – 08/2018          Student at Technical University of Braunschweig (Master); Braunschweig

Specialisation: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Genetics

Thesis:”Biochemical analyses of salamander chemical defense: Characterization of novel toxins and survey of the Salamandra skin poison proteome” (1,0 – very good) Supervision: Prof. Dr. M. Vences and Prof. Dr. S. Steinfartz.

10/2012 – 04/2016          Student at Technical University of Braunschweig (Bachelor); Braunschweig

Specialisation subjects: Animal morphology, Biochemical ecology

Thesis:Analysen von Salamander-Alkaloiden durch Gaschromatographie: Methodenentwicklung, Biosynthese, Metabolismus und Variabilität” (1,0 – very good) Supervision: Prof. Dr. M. Vences and Prof. Dr. S. Steinfartz.

08/2008 – 09/2012         Lab Technician at Heubach GmbH; Langelsheim

Specialisation: Instrumental analytics, organic synthesis and process engineering

07/2008                                Abitur at Robert Bosch Gesamtschule; Hildesheim

Specialisation: Biology, Chemistry and History

Competitive funding and grants:

Young researcher grant of the DeArGe 2018 (1800€), Travel Grant of the German Embassy in Ecuador (Quito) 2019 (1500€), Travel Grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 2019 (2600€), Fraunhofer Publication Fonds (1600€).

Board memberships:

Second chairman of the German Arachnological Society (since 2019); Substitute management committee member for Germany in the EU COST action “European Venom Network – EUVEN” (since 2020).

Service as a reviewer:

Scientific Reports, Salamandra, Toxins, Toxicon, Toxicon:X.

Participation on symposia and congresses:

GfG summer meeting 2016 – Adaption in nature – from ecology to genomes (Braunschweig, 2016); Spring meeting 2018 of the ZAG Wirbellose (Halle, 2018); Arachnoweekend 2018 of the DeArGe (Hessisch Lichtenau, 2018); Deutscher  Herpetologentag 2018 of the DGHT (Magdeburg, 2018); INSECTA 2018 (Gießen, 2018); Recombinant Protein Production 10 of the European Federation of Biotechnology (Hersonissos, Greece 2019); 2nd Congresso Latinoamericano de Biogeografia and Humboldt 250 Conference (Quito, Ecuador 2019); 2019 World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (Buenos Aires, Argentina 2019),  Bioengineering of Toxins 2019 of the SFET (Paris, France 2019); Peptide Therapeutics Forum 2020 of the Swiss Chemical Society (Covid19 caused online conference, 2020).                                   

Memberships in scientific associations:

Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB); Deutsche Arachnologische Gesellschaft/ German Society for Arachnology (DeArGe), International Society on Toxinology (IST); French Society of Toxinology (SFET); European Federation of Biotechnology, German Society for Herpetology and Herpetoculture (DGHT).