Publication List

Citations: 176                                           Hirsch-Index: 8                                       i10-Index: 6

Articles |Peer Reviewed:

Current publications under review: 2                              *= shared first authorship

2022
[24.]
Lüddecke, T., V. Herzig, B. M. von Reumont, A. Vilcinskas (2022): The biology and evolution of spider venoms. Biological Reviews 97: 163-178.
[23.] Krämer, J., T. Lüddecke, M. Marner, E. Maiworm, J. Eichberg, K. Hardes, T. Schäberle, A. Vilcinskas, R. Predel (2022): Antimicrobial, Insecticidal and Cytotoxic Activity of Linear Venom Peptides from the Pseudoscorpion Chelifer cancroides. Toxins 14(1): 58.

2021
[22.] Lüddecke, T., A. Vilcinskas (2021): Heilen mit Tiergiften: Tödliche Waffen des Tierreichs zur Therapie von Krankheiten nutzbar machen. Chemie in unserer Zeit 55 (6), doi: 10.1002/ciuz.202100005.
[21.] Lüddecke, T., A. Paas, L. Talmann, K.N. Kirchhoff, B.M. von Reumont, A. Billion, T. Timm, G. Lochnit, A. Vilcinskas (2021): A Spider Toxin Exemplifies the Promises and Pitfalls of Cell-free Protein Production for Venom Biodiscovery. Toxins 13: 575.
[20.] Kaderka, R., N. Ferretti, M. Hüsser, T. Lüddecke, R.C. West (2021): Antikuna, a new genus with seven new species from Peru (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae) and the highest altitude record for the family. Journal of Natural History 55(21-22): 1335-1402.
[19.] Schmidtberg, H., B.M. von Reumont, S. Lemke, A. Vilcinskas, T. Lüddecke (2021): Morphological Analysis Reveals a Compartmentalized Duct in the Venom Apparatus of the Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi). Toxins 13(4): 270.
[18.] Rancilhac, L., I. Irisarri, C. Angelini, J.W. Arntzen, W. Babik, F. Bossuyt, S. Künzel, T. Lüddecke, F. Pasmans, E. Sanchez, D. Weisrock, M. Veith, B. Wielstra, S. Steinfartz, M. Hofreiter, M. Vences (2021): Phylotranscriptomic evidence for pervasive ancient hybridisation among Old world salamanders. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 155: 106967.

2020
[17.] Lüddecke, T., B.M. von Reumont (2020): Venomics: Tiergifte als Quelle neuartiger Bioressourcen. BIOspektrum 26(7): 724-727.
[16.] Jung, L., J. Dusek, T. Lüddecke, V. Schulz, K. Maier-Sam, L. Habich, A. Mosebach, M. Lierz, H.P. Ziemek (2020): Epidemiological screening of captive salamanders reveals current absence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in private collections throughout the federal state of Hesse (Germany). Salamandra 56(3): 233-238.
[15.] von Reumont, B.M., T. Lüddecke, T. Timm, G. Lochnit, A. Vilcinskas, J. von Döhren, M. Nilsson (2020): Proteo-Transcriptomic Analysis Identifies Potential Novel Toxins Secreted by the Predatory, Prey-Piercing Ribbon Worm Amphiporus lactifloreus. Marine Drugs 18(8): 407.
[14.] Lüddecke, T., B.M. von Reumont, F. Förster, A. Billion, T. Timm, G. Lochnit, A. Vilcinskas, S. Lemke (2020): An Economic Dilemma Between Molecular Weapon Systems May Explain an Arachno-atypical Venom in Wasp Spiders (Argiope bruennichi). Biomolecules 10: 978.
[13.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Recent advances in Salamandra skin poison research. Toxicon 177, Suppl1: 6.
[12.] Lüddecke, T., B.M. von Reumont, F. Förster, A. Billion, T. Timm, G. Lochnit, A. Vilcinskas, S. Lemke (2020): The venom gland transcriptome of the wasp spider Argiope bruennichi. Toxicon 177, Suppl1: 42-43.
[11.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Translational tarantula phylogenomics: Evolution of theraphosid spiders and their defensive arsenal with implications for venom bioprospecting. Toxicon 177, Suppl1: 27.

2019
[10.] Lüddecke, T. (2019): Über das Hautgift beim Feuersalamander. Feldherpetologisches Magazin 11: 9-16.
[9.] Lüddecke, T., A. Vilcinskas, S. Lemke (2019): Phylogeny-Guided Selection of Priority Groups for Venom Bioprospecting: Harvesting Toxin Sequences in Tarantulas as a Case Study. Toxins 11: 488.
[8.] Foley, S., T. Lüddecke*,D.Q. Cheng, H. Krehenwinkel, S. Künzel, S.J. Longhorn, I. Wendt, V. von Wirth, R. Tänzler, M. Vences, W.H. Piel (2019): Tarantula phylogenomics: A robust phylogeny of deep theraphosid clades inferred from transcriptome data sheds light on the prickly issue of urticating setae evolution. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 140: 106573.
[7.] Stawikowski R., T. Lüddecke (2019): Description of defensive postures of the natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita) and notes on the release of toxic secretions. Herpetology Notes 12: 443-445.
[6.] Knepper, J., T. Lüddecke, K. Preißler, M. Vences, S. Schulz (2019): Isolation and Identification of Alkaloids from Poisons of Fire Salamanders (Salamandra salamandra). Journal of Natural Products 82(5).
[5.] Preißler, K., S. Gippner, T. Lüddecke, T.E. Krause, S. Schulz, M. Vences, S. Steinfartz (2019): More yellow more toxic? Sex rather than alkaloid content is correlated with yellow coloration in the fire salamander. Journal of Zoology doi:10.1111/jzo12676.
[4.] Sanchez, E., H. Pröhl, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences (2019): The conspicuous postmetamorphic coloration of fire salamanders, but not their toxicity, is affected by larval background albedo. Journal of Experimental Zoology B – Molecular and Developmental Evolution doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22845.

2018
[3.] Lüddecke, T., S. Schulz, S. Steinfartz, M. Vences (2018): A salamander’s toxic arsenal: review of skin poison diversity and function in true salamanders, genus SalamandraThe Science of Nature 105: 56.
[2.] Lüddecke, T., H. Krehenwinkel, G. Canning, F. Glaw, S. Longhorn, R. Tänzler, I. Wendt, M. Vences (2018): Discovering the silk road: Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data resolve the phylogenetic relationships among theraphosid spider subfamiliesMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 119: 63-70.
[1.] Sanchez, E., E. Küpfer, D.J. Goedbloed, A.W. Nolte, T. Lüddecke, S. Schulz, M. Vences, S. Steinfartz (2018): Morphological and transcriptomic analyses reveal three discrete primary stages of postembryonic development in the common fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra. Journal of Experimental Zoology B – Molecular and Developmental Evolution 330: 96-108.


Articles | Not Peer-Reviewed:

2021
[5.] Lüddecke, T. (2021): Spider venom as a aource for novel bioresources. Fraunhofer IME Annual Report 2020: 35-36.

2020
[4.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Das neue Gifttiergesetz in Nordrhein-Westfalen – Eine Übersicht. ARACHNE 25(4): 29-35.
[3.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Stammesgeschichte der Vogelspinnen und die Evolution ihrer Verteidigungsstrategien, erklärt mit Phylogenomik. ARACHNE 25(3): 6-8.
[2.] Lüddecke, T. (2020): Nachruf auf Dr. Norman I. Platnick (1951-2020). ARACHNE 25(2): 6-8.

2018
[1.] Lüddecke, T. (2018): Sequenzdatenbasierte Einblicke in den Stammbaum der Theraphosidae und eine Einführung in die molekulare Phylogenetik. ARACHNE 23(4): 4-13.


Theses:

2021
[3.] Lüddecke, T. (2021):”How the integration of phylogenetics and venomics resolves persistent challenges in evolutionary systematics and toxinology – lessons from the spider kingdom“. Doctoral Thesis, Justus Liebig University of Gießen (summa cum laude).

2018
[2.] Lüddecke, T. (2018):”Biochemical analyses of salamander chemical defense: Characterization of novel toxins and survey of the Salamandra skin poison proteome“. Master Thesis, Technical University of Braunschweig (1,0).

2016
[1.] Lüddecke, T. (2016):”Analysen von Salamander-Alkaloiden durch Gaschromatographie: Methodenentwicklung, Metabolismus und Variabilität” [“Analytics of salamander-alkaloids by gaschromatography: Method development, metabolism and variability”]. Bachelor Thesis, Technical University of Braunschweig (1,0).


Oral Presentations:

2022
[14.] “Arthropodengifte als Quelle neuer Bioressourcen”. Invited talk to the department of molecular evolution and systematics of animals, university of Leipzig.

2021
[13.] “Heilen statt Vergiften! Wie Spinnengifte der Menschheit nutzen können”. Invited talk to the DeArGe Seminar Series (online).
[12.] “Biology of spider venoms: where are we and what is missing?”. Invited talk to the International Toxin Talks 2021 (online).
[11.] Keynote:“Many-legged assassins and master chemists: understanding arthropod venoms as a source for biomolecular innovation”. Invited talk to the Ento21 conference of the Royal Entomological Society (online).

2019
[10.]Neue Methoden an die Front! Wie genetische Informationen helfen die Evolution von Vogelspinnen und ihrer charakteristischen Merkmale aufzuklären“. Invited talk to the 54. International Tarantula Fair (Marbach am Neckar/ Germany, 2019).
[9.] Recent advances in Salamandra skin poison research”. 20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (Buenos Aires/ Argentina, 2019)
[8.] Translational tarantula phylogenomics: Evolution of theraphosid spiders and their defensive arsenal with implications for venom bioprospecting”. 20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (Buenos Aires/ Argentina, 2019).
[7.] On the Evolution of Theraphosidae: Phylogenomics of tarantulas unravels major genetic lineages and suggests a rapid diversification in the Americas”. Invited talk to the 2nd Congresso Latinoamericano de Biogeografia & Humboldt 250 Conference of the International Biogeography Society (Quito/ Ecuador, 2019).
[6.] Probenahme am Feuersalamander – Theorie und Praxis“. Workshop Feuersalamander II – Desinfektion und Probenahme (Hofbieber/ Germany, 2019).
[5.] Probenahme am Feuersalamander – Theorie und Praxis“. Workshop Feuersalamander – Desinfektion und Probenahme (Wetzlar/ Germany, 2019).
[4.] Genetic and phenotypic changes during metamorphosis and  determination of the developmental origin of toxicity in the common fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra)“. Net@Phys workshop in animal physiology (Rauischholzhausen/ Germany, 2019).

2018
[3.] The past, present and future of Salamandra skin poison research“. Invited talk to the Deutscher Herpetologentag of the DGHT (Magdeburg/ Germany, 2018).
[2.] Stammbäume aus dem Reagenzglas: Neue Erkenntnisse und Methoden der Vogelspinnensystematik mittels Molekulargenetik“. Invited talk to the Spring meeting of the ZAG Wirbellose e.V. (Halle/ Germany, 2018).
[1.] Vogelspinnensystematik im molekularbiologischen Zeitalter“. Invited talk to the Arachnoweekend of the DeArGe e.V. (Hessisch Lichtenau/ Germany, 2018).


Poster Presentations:

2019
[3.] Of salamanders and burying beetles – Exploring untapped microbial resources”. International VAAM Workshop 2019 (Jena/ Germany, 2019).
[2.] The venom gland transcriptome of the wasp spider Argiope bruennichi”. 20th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (Buenos Aires/ Argentina, 2019).
[1.] “Animal toxins for application in medicine and plant protection”. Recombinant Protein Production 10 Conference of the European Federation of Biotechnology (Hersonissos/ Greece, 2019).


Political Statements and Open Letters:

2020
[2.] Anfrage zum Sachstand im Gesetzgebungsverfahren zu einem Gefahrtiergesetz NRW (Drs 17/7367) und einem Gifttiergesetz NRW (Drs 17/8297). (2020)
[1.] Stellungnahme der Deutschen Arachnologischen Gesellschaft (DeArGe e.V.) zum Entwurf des  geplanten Gifttiergesetzes (GiftTierG) in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Stellungnahme 17/2432 (2020).