LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Anne Paas

Dr. rer. nat.


Phone: +49 641 972-19303

Email: anne.paas@ime.fraunhofer.de

Room: A 220

Building: Fraunhofer IME - Neubau


since 2016 Postdoc, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Gießen

DoktorarbeitFraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Projekt Group „Bioresources“,  Giessen

PhD-Thesis: Identification, characterization and therapeutic potential of proteins from the wound maggot Lucilia sericata

Master of science in Chemical Biology at TU Dortmund

Master-Thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute Dortmund: Synthesis of phosphorylated peptides

Bachelor of science in Chemical Biology at TU Dortmund

Bachelor-Thesis: Immobilization and encapsulation of enzymes

Research Interests

  • Recombinant production of proteases and antimicrobial peptides
  • Characterization of proteases and antimicrobial peptides
  • Evaluation of wound healing potential of insect proteases


Pöppel AK, Kahl M, Baumann A, Wiesner J, Gökçen A, Beckert A, Preissner KT, Vilcinskas A, Franta Z (2016) A Jonah-like chymotrypsin from the therapeutic maggot Lucilia sericata plays a role in wound debridement and coagulation. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 70 , 138–147.
Beckert A, Wiesner J, Baumann A, Pöppel AK, Vogel H, Vilcinskas A (2015) Two c-type lysozymes boost the innate immune system of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 49 (2) , 303–312.
Pöppel AK, Vogel H, Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2015) Antimicrobial Peptides Expressed in Medicinal Maggots of the Blow Fly Lucilia sericata Show Combinatorial Activity against Bacteria. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, 59 (5) , 2508–2514.
Dehghan S, Sadeghi M, Pöppel A, Fischer R, Lakes-Harlan R, Kavousi HR, Vilcinskas A, Rahnamaeian M (2014) Differential inductions of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase and chalcone synthase during wounding, salicylic acid treatment, and salinity stress in safflower, Carthamus tinctorius Bioscience Reports, 34 (3) , 273–282.
Pöppel AK, Koch A, Kogel KH, Vogel H, Kollewe C, Wiesner J, Vilcinskas A (2014) Lucimycin, an antifungal peptide from the therapeutic maggot of the common green bottle fly Lucilia sericata Biological Chemistry, 395 (6) , 649–656.