Molecular Laboratory Team

10_Jürgen SchulzMolgen Team
Dr.  Anna K. Hundsdörfer
Head of the Laboratory

School education
1982-1985 Thornhill School, Gaborone, Botswana.
1985-1987 Helene-Lange School, Wiesbaden, Deutschland.
1987 Sifundzani Elementary School, Mbabane, Swaziland.
1988-1991 United World College Waterford Kamhlaba, Mbabane, Swaziland.
1991-1994 German School Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
15.11.1994 Abitur at the „Deutsche Schule Pretoria“.

Higher education
Jan. 1995 Begin of the biology studies towards the degree “Bachelor of Science” at the
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Nov. 1995 End of “First Year” with exams in the subjects Biology, Chemistry, Maths and
Psychology.
Nov. 1995 Begin of the biology studies towards the “Diploma” degree in Biology at the
University of Regensburg, Germany.
May 1999 Diploma Exams in Zoology, Botany and Microbiology, University of
Regensburg.
5. 7.1999 Begin of the external Diploma Thesis at the “Institute for Pharmaceutical
Biology” (today “Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology [IPMB],
Dep. Biology) at the University of Heidelberg about “Molecular Phylogeny of
weevils”.
5.4.2000 Graduation to Diploma-Biologist at the University of Regensburg, mark: 1.0.
1.6.2000 Begin of the PhD Thesis at the IPMB, Dep. Biology about “Molecular
Phylogeny and Chemical Ecology of the Hyles-euphorbiae-complex
(Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)”.
15.6.2005 Oral Final Exam for the PhD Thesis and Graduation to Dr. rer. nat. at the
University of Heidelberg, mark: “Magna cum Laude”. Title of the the Thesis:
“The Phylogeny of the hawkmoth genus Hyles (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) with
special emphasis on the Hyles euphorbiae – complex: Evidence from
mitochondrial sequences, genomic fingerprints and chemical ecology”.

Prizes
14.9.2005 2nd Bernhard-Rensch-Prize of the German Systematics Association
„Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS)“ at the annual congress in
Basel (€1.000).
Nov. 2006 8th R.J.H. Hintelmann-Science-Prize for Zoological Systematics, organised by
the ‘Friends of the Zoological State Collections Munich e.V.’, donated by Mrs.
Elisabeth Hintelmann. (€5.000)

Third party funding
2006 DFG (German Research Foundation), material expenses € 26.107, publication
expenses € 1.500, a technician for 2 years at BAT Vc (O) 50%, a student
assistant (O) 240 hrs: „Phylogeny and chemical ecology of Hyles hawkmoths
(Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) with special reference to the Hyles euphorbiae
complex“.
2007 EU/IHP-Program/Synthesys, about € 2.100 travel-, rent- und living costs in
London plus „benchfees“ paid directly to the „Natural History Museum“ in
London: „Matrix of morphological characters from Hyles moths and larvae“.
2007 Systematics Association, Systematics Research Fund, € 1.136 laboratory
expenses: „Molecular analyses of Cisidae (Coleptera) and Relatives“, together
with Klaus Klass.
2008 EU/IHP-Programm/Synthesys, ca. € 2.100 100 travel-, rent- und living costs in
London plus „benchfees paid directly to the „Natural History Museum“ in
London: „Amelioration of matrix of morphological characters from Hyles moths
by characters of genitalia and the larvae“.
2009 DFG, material expenses € 20.979, publication expenses € 750, Program
allowance € 8.800, a technician for 1 year at BAT Vc (O) 50%, a student
assistant (O) 240 hrs: „Phylogeny and chemical ecology of Hyles hawkmoths
(Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) with special reference to the Hyles euphorbiae
complex“.
2017 DFG, SPP 1991 “Taxon-OMICS: New Approaches for Discovering and Naming
Biodiversity”, € 202,404 in total: „Hybrid species recognition using ‘Next
Generation Sequencing’ (NGS) of museum specimens“.
2019 DFG, € 239,550 in total: „ Spurge toxins as a winder of evolution in hawkmoths:
Phorbol ester detoxification by Hyles euphorbiae (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)”.

Membership in professional panels, organisations and societies
German Zoological Society (Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft, DZG),
German Systematics Association (Society for Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, GfBS) and active in the managing panel as speaker of the Young Systematists during 2005-2009, Senckenberg Society of Natural History (Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, SGN), The Systematics Association, London, German Society for general and applied Entomology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie, DGaaE)

Additional qualification
April 2006 Advanced training as a ‘project leader’ („Projektleiterin“) and ‘authority for
biological safety’ (“Beauftragter für Biologische Sicherheit“) for genetic engineering at the University Regensburg.

Publications

10_Jürgen SchulzMolgen Team
Dr.  Christian Kehlmaier
Laboratory Manager

Key expertise Taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, laboratory techniques (Sanger, NGS),
ancient DNA, Diptera (extant & fossil)
Professional experience
since 2014 Laboratory Manager at Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden,
Germany
2005 – 2013 Laboratory Technician at Senckenberg Natural History Collections
Dresden, Germany
2001 – 2004 Scientific-trainee, Diptera section, State Natural History Collections
Dresden, Germany
University education
2009 Dissertation (PhD), Leuphana-University, Lüneburg, Germany
1999 Magister Artium (M.A.) in Applied Cultural Sciences, University Lüneburg,
Germany

10_Jürgen SchulzMolgen Team
Franziska Patzold
Member of research staff

General Information
Maria Franziska Patzold
franziska.patzold@senckenberg.de

Education
01/2018 — today PhD Position; Senckenberg Gesellschaft fur Naturforschung, Research
Museum of Zoology, Dresden, Topic: Evolutionary Genomics of Central Asian
Hawkmoths
10/2015 — 12/2017 Master Biology; Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; Halle(Saa1e)
Topic of the master thesis: Identification of QTL for resistance against Puccinia
hordei in selected families of Hordeum vulgare ssp. vulgare in an nested
association mapping population (NAM HEB-25)
10/2012 — 10/2015 Bachelor Biology; Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle(Saa1e);
Topic of the bachelor thesis: The correlation between populationsize and
epigenetic Variation in Phyteuma spicatum
10/2007 — 10/2012 Study of Law; Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; Halle (Saale),
University of Leipzig, Leipzig
08/1996 – 10/2007 —  higher education entrance qualification, Johann-Gottfried-Herder
Gymnasium; Halle(Saa1e)

Professional Experience
08/2016 Habit.art — Ecology and Faunistik; biologic consultant;
Tasks: location and dokumentation of stroke Victims in bats at wind power
stations
12/2015 — 01/2016 Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; research assistant;
Tasks: data processing

O7/2014 — O8/2014 Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; research assistant;
Tasks: structuring and dokumentation of the status of planting projects within
the DFG project BE LOW.
O8/2014 — O9/2014 Landwirtschaftliche Untersuchungs- u. Forschungsanstalt
Saatgutpriifung u. — anerkennung; student employee;
Tasks: preparation of seeds for the examination of the germination ability
and differentiation of seed traits in Barley

Stephanie Fiedler
Member of research staff