Meet the team

Scientific Staff

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Mine Altinli   ©Mine Altinli

Mine Altinli (-452)

Mine works on the project regarding MSV-arbovirus interaction, MSV-mosquito interaction and the antiviral RNAi response in mosquitoes.

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Mayke Leggewie

Mayke Leggewie (Lucks) (-452)

Mayke works on the project of her DZIF maternity re-entry grant with the topic:

Development of a live-attenuated vaccine candidate against Chikungunya virus.

Technical staff:

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Marlis Badusche

Marlis Badusche (- 452)

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Bernhard Zibrat

Bernhard Zibrat (- 452)


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András Bencsik

András Bencsik (-473)

He works together with the group of Muñoz-Fontela (funded by the Joachim-Herz-Stiftung) on the project:

What role does the transmission by mosquitoes play in the course of an arbovirus infection?

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Swati Jagtap

Swati Jagtap (-889)

She works on the project:

A study of interference of insect-specific viruses from Bunyavirales with rift valley fever virus (RVFV) and a comparative assessment of various RVFV transmission routes

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Melinda Reuter

Melinda Reuter

She works on the DFG funded project:

RNAi-based adaptive immunity in Aedes aegypti against arboviruses.

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Sarah Gothe

Sarah Gothe

She works on the Culifo3 (BMBL-financed) project:

Influence and molecular mechanisms of insect-specific viruses on (co)infection of arboviruses in Culex mosquitoes.

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Philipp Böhmer

Philipp Böhmer

He works on the collaboartive project between our lab and the lab from Dr. Sarin Chimnarnok (Mahidol University, Thailand), funded by NSTDA-DFG:

Identification and characterisation of NS5-interacting factors involved in anti-flaviviral response in Aedes mosquito.

Svea Frank

She works on a collaborative project between our lab and INI-Research:

Adaptation, transmission and infection of West Nile virus in the mammalian host.

Students/ Visiting Students:

Bianca Weber (-452); University Hamburg


Research Group Mosquito-Virus-Interactions

Reserach Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Esther Schnettler

Telefon: +49 40 285380-208


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