Teaching

Inspiring and educating the next generation of scientists is a personal mission of mine. Therefore, I aim to participate as much as possible in diverse university courses, student supervision and non-university education. Besides the leadership of my lab I hold a lecturership (Lehrauftrag) at the Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen at the Institute for Insect Biotechnology. Here, my teaching activities are divided in two major fields. In my basic zoological module I teach the fundamentals of entomology covering insect evolutionary systematics, physiology and ecology. In the other field, I teach more translational subjects such as biomedical and bioeconomy aspects of venom and several biotechnology tools that can be applied to foster sustainability.

Overview of supervised ECRs:
PhD students
11/2022-Current: M.Sc. Ludwig Dersch (Venomics of hematophagous and vector insects)
03/2021-Current: M.Sc. Sabine Hurka (Venomics and venom biodiscovery of myrmicine ants)

M.Sc. students
09/2022-Current: B.Sc. Hanna Dammbeck (Development and optimisation of a heterologous expression strategy for cysteine-rich arthropod toxins) 
09/2022-Current:
B.Sc. Lennart Schulte (Venomics and venom bioactivity of blunt nosed vipers, genus Macrovipera)
12/2021-10/2022:
 B.Sc. Ludwig Dersch (Venomics of hematophagous insects) 

B.Sc. students
None

Other
10/2022-Current: Laura Horn (Hessentechnikum internship)

Overview of university teaching:
SS2022

Module: Entomologische Bestimmungsübungen at Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen B.Sc. Agrarwissenschaften, B.Sc. Umweltmanagement
Main Lecturer with Dr. Antje Steinbrink (JLU), 7/12 lectures and practicals

Module: Ringvorlesung Bioressourcen at Justus-Liebig-University of Gießen B.Sc. Nachwachsende Rohstoffe und Bioressourcen
Co-Lecturer, One lecture about venom in biomedicine

SS2018
Module: Geländeübungen at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Geoökologie
Teaching Assistant in practicals

WS2016/17
Module: Grundlagen der Zoologie at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie
Teaching Assistant in practicals

Module: Zoologische Großexkursion at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie, M.SC. Biologie, B.Sc. Geoökologie
Teaching Assistant in zoological excursion into the pyrenees (one week)

WS2015/16
Module: Grundlagen der Zoologie at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie
Teaching Assistant in practicals

Module: Zoologische Großexkursion
at Technical University of Braunschweig B.Sc. Biologie, M.SC. Biologie, B.Sc. Geoökologie
Teaching Assistant in zoological excursion into the pyrenees (one week)