Inhaltspezifische Aktionen

Priv. Doz. Dr. Miray Rügen (née Tonk) (Ph.D., Dr. vet. med.)

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Priv. Doz. Dr. Miray Rügen (née Tonk) (Ph.D., Dr. vet. med.)


Institut für Insektenbiotechnologie
AG Angewandte Entomologie
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32
35392 Giessen
Büro: IFZ / B332



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Research Areas

Parasitology, vector-borne diseases, antimicrobial peptide, entomology, ticks, tropical diseases, natural compounds


  • Identification, characterisation and functional analysis of proteins and peptides
  • Bioassays e.g. antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer activity tests, haemolysis and cytotoxicity assays, toxicity assessment of compounds
  • Artificial infection of arthropods, in-vivo arthropod injections
  • Module coordination - MK 091 Entomology II


Teaching Activities

Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

  • Insect Biotechnology Master’s Program, Core module: Entomology I and II, since 2017
  • Insect Biotechnology / Agrobiotechnology Master’s Program: Milestones, 2023
  • Practical course in Bachelor’s Program, Nutritional Science, 2022

South Bohemia University, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

  • International Bachelor’s Program, Biochemistry Laboratory, 2013


Involved Projects

Since 2014           

2012 – 2014   

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher, Ph.D. Candidate, (Czech    Republic) POSTICK (Post-graduate training network for capacity building to control ticks and tick-borne  diseases) - Initial Training Network (ITN), FP7- PEOPLE – (EU Grant No. 238511).

2007 – 2010       


Guest Editor

Antibiotics: Special Issue, "Drugs from Arthropods: Leveraging Antimicrobial Peptides from Arthropods"