LOEWE Center for
Insect Biotechnology
& Bioresources

Tobias Kessel


Technical assistant

Phone: +49 641 99-37752

Email: tobias.kessel@agrar.uni-giessen.de

Room: 673a

Building: HBR58


Since 07/2015


Fraunhofer Institute (IME), Gießen

Research Assistant

Department of Developmental Biology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg


Department of Developmental Biology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg


„Euro-Evo-Devo“-Meeting Lisbon

Teachers Training

Biology and Chemistry, University Münster

Bachelor Degree

International Degree Course Industrial and Environmental Biology, University Bremen

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Internship Phillips-University Marburg

Department of Cell Biology, Histology and Molecular Biology

School Educations and Advanced Technical Certificate

Training for biological technical assistant and supplementary education for the advanced technical certificate

Adolf-Reichwein-Schule, Marburg


Hiebert, N, Kessel T, Skaljac M, Spohn M, Vilcinskas, A, Lee KZ (2020) The Gram-Positive Bacterium Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides Shows Insecticidal Activity against Drosophilid and Aphid Pests. Insects, 11 (8)
Heep J, Klaus A, Kessel T, Seip M, Vilcinskas A, Skaljac M (2019) Proteomic Analysis of the Venom from the Ruby Ant Myrmica rubra and the Isolation of a Novel Insecticidal Decapeptide Insects, 10 (2)
Heep J, Skaljac M, Grotmann J, Kessel T, Seip M, Schmidtberg H, Vilcinskas A (2019) Identification and functional characterization of a novel insecticidal decapeptide from the myrmicine ant Manica rubida. Toxins 2019, 11 (10) , 562.
Schultheis D, Weißkopf M, Schaub C, Ansari S, Van Anh Dao, Grossmann D, Majumdar U, Salim Hakeemi M, Troelenberg N, Richter T, Schmitt-Engel C, Schwirz J, Ströhlein N, Teuscher M, Bucher G, Frasch M (2019) A Large Scale Systemic RNAi Screen in the Red Flour Beetle Tribolium castaneum Identifies Novel Genes Involved in Insect Muscle Development G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 9 (2)
Ansari S, Troelenberg N, Dao VA, Richter T, Bucher G, Klingler M (2018) Double abdomen in a short-germ insect: Zygotic control of axis formation revealed in the beetle Tribolium castaneum Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,
Hu Y, Schmitt-Engel C, Schwirz J, Stroehlein N, Richter T, Majumdar U, Bucher G (2018) A morphological novelty evolved by co-option of a reduced gene regulatory network and gene recruitment in a beetle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285 (1885)
Schmitt-Engel C, Schultheis D, Schwirz J, Ströhlein N, Troelenberg N, Majumdar U, Dao VA, Grossmann D, Richter T, Tech M, Dönitz J, Gerischer L, Theis M, Schild I, Trauner J, Koniszewski ND, Küster E, Kittelmann S, Hu Y, Lehmann S, Siemanowski J, Ulrich J, Panfilio KA, Schröder R, Morgenstern B, Stanke M, Buchhholz F, Frasch M, Roth S, Wimmer EA, Schoppmeier M, Klingler M, Bucher G (2015) The iBeetle large-scale RNAi screen reveals gene functions for insect development and physiology. Nature Communications, 6:7822 , 1–10.
Siemanowski J, Richter T, Dao VA, Bucher G (2015) Notch signaling induces cell proliferation in the labrum in a regulatory network different from the thoracic legs. Developmental Biology, in press
Ulrich J, Dao VA, Majumdar U, Schmitt-Engel C, Schwirz J, Schultheis D, Ströhlein N, Troelenberg N, Grossmann D, Richter T, Dönitz J, Gerischer L, Leboulle G, Vilcinskas A, Stanke M, Bucher G (2015) Large scale RNAi screen in Tribolium reveals novel target genes for pest control and the proteasome as prime target BMC Genomics, 16 , 674.