since 2022 - Privatdozent (lecturer) at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Zoological Institute since 2020 - Deputy head of the institute, Institute for Bee Protection at JKI 2019-2020 - Senior research associate at Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI) – Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Bee Protection (Germany) 2018-2019 - Deputy chair of 'Animal Ecology' at MLU Halle-W. (Germany) 2013-2018 - Lecturer at MLU Halle-W. (Germany) 2012-2013 - PostDoc (University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca) 2012 - Dr. rer. nat. (Martin-Luther-University Halle-W. Germany) 2008 - Diploma in Biology (Martin-Luther-University Halle-W. Germany)
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Pollinator session at SETAC Europe meeting in Dublin

Dear colleagues, For the upcoming SETAC Europe meeting in Dublin (Ireland; April 30th – May 4th) we have initiated a dedicated pollinator session again. Consequently, we want to invite you to contribute to this session (2.11 | New Approaches and Methodologies for the Future Direction of Pollinator Health and Safety) with an abstract for an…

The potential of multispectral imaging flow cytometry

Environmental monitoring involves the quantification of microscopic cells and particles such as algae, plant cells, pollen, or fungal spores. Traditional methods using conventional microscopy require expert knowledge, are time-intensive and not well-suited for automated high throughput. Multispectral imaging flow cytometry (MIFC) allows measurement of up to 5000 particles per second from a fluid suspension and…

What about honey bee jelly?

The increasing loss of honey bee colonies is assumed to be caused by various factors such as habitat degradation, parasites, pathogens, or the exposure to environmental pollutants like pesticides in agriculture practice. Different bee-related products like honey, bee bread, wax, and pollen can be contaminated by pesticides and some of them might affect colony health.…

Impact of a microbial pest control product containing...

To avoid potential adverse side effects of chemical plant protection products, microbial pest control products (MPCP) are commonly applied as biological alternatives. This study aimed to evaluate the biosafety of a MPCP with the active organism Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. aizawai (strain: ABTS-1857). An in-hive feeding experiment was performed under field-realistic conditions to examine the effect…

Honey botanical origin and honey-specific protein pattern: Characterization...

Abstract Honey adulteration generates low quality products on the market. The study aimed to find a simple, specific and less time-consuming method than standard melissopalynology only, for monitoring honey botanical and geographical origin. In this study 42 honey samples from different sources were examined for their botanical origin by using melissopalynology and their specific protein…

Changes in chemical cues of Melissococcus plutonius infected...

Abstract European foulbrood (EFB), caused by Melissococcus plutonius, is a globally distributed bacterial brood disease affecting Apis mellifera larvae. There is some evidence, even if under debate, that spreading of the disease within the colony is prevented by worker bees performing hygienic behaviour, including detection and removal of infected larvae. Olfactory cues (brood pheromones, signature…