Roswitha Aumann (PhD)
Office: TIG / 2.43
Tel.: +49 641 99-39517
Institute for Insect Biotechnology
Department of Insect Biotechnology in Plant Protection
Winchester Str. 2
|05/2017 - present||
PhD student at the Institute for Insect Biotechnology (Insect Biotechnology in Plant Protection), Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany
Topic: Development of CRISPR/Cas9 based strategies to generate transgenic and non-GM strains for pest control in Ceratitis capitata
|2013 - 2017||MSc Agricultural Biology, major in Agrobiotechnology; University of Hohenheim, Germany
Master thesis at the Institute for Plant Physiology and Biotechnology: "Dimerization of the oxophytodienicacid reductase 3 in dependence of a posttranslational modification and its importance during dry stress in Arabidopsis thaliana“
|2010 - 2013||
BSc Agricultural Sciences; Technische Universität München, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan, Germany
Bachelor thesis in the department of animal breeding: "Evaluation of potential premature stop-mutations in the bovine genome“
Following my interest and fascination for biology and applied research, I studied Agricultural Sciences and Agrobiotechnology. I’m now currently working on CRISPR-Cas9 based genome engineering in the agricultural pest insect Ceratitis capitata, which is a polyphagous and highly invasive insect pest causing vast economic damage in horticultural systems worldwide. The main idea of my doctoral project is to develop C. capitata strains which can be used for the environment friendly pest control strategy called ‘sterile insect technique’ (SIT).
Aumann RA, Schetelig MF, Häcker I (2018). Highly efficient genome editing by homology-directed repair using Cas9 protein in Ceratitis capitata. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 101:85-93.
Häcker I, Aumann R, Schetelig MF (2017). Vector control strategies for mosquitoes. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C 72 (9-10): e11.
Speaker: INSECTA 2018, 05-07th September 2018, Giessen, Germany. ‘Highly efficient genome editing by HDR using Cas9 protein in Ceratitis capitata’.
Speaker: Genomchirurgie im Diskurs - Ein Planspiel zu Chancen und Grenzen neuer gentechnischer Methoden. Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH‚ 4th May 2018, Ober Ramstadt, Germany. Mit der Genschere gegen Malaria?‘
Speaker: 3rd Research Coordination Meeting on Comparing Rearing Efficiency and Competitiveness of Insect Sterile Male Strains Produced by Genetic, Transgenic or Symbiont-based Technologies, 18th-22nd June 2018, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. ‘RMCE and genome editing in Ceratitis capitata‘.
Speaker: Consultancy Meeting on Isolation of Genetic Markers towards the Development of Generic Methods for the Construction of Genetic Sexing Strains for Sterile Insect Technique Applications, IAEA Headquarters, Austria. 3-5th October 2018, Vienna. ‘Identification of wp/tsl targets and the establishment of HDR in Ceratitis capitata’.
Aumann RA, Schetelig MF, Häcker I (2018). Rewriting the genetic code – highly efficient CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in Ceratitis capitata. 11th GGL conference on Life Science, Gießen
Presentation award ‘Best Poster’:
Aumann RA, Häcker I, Schetelig MF (2017). Increased genetic stability of transgenic pest control systems through genome editing in insects. 10th GGL conference on Life Science, Gießen
- MP149: Site-specific genome modification tools
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