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Dr. Alexandra Jeuck

Curriculum vitae

2003 - 2010 Study of Biology and Latin at the University of Cologne (“1. Staatsexamen”).
2008 - 2009 Study at the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy.
2009 - 2010 “Staatsexamen“ thesis with the title “Identification key to heterotrophic flagellates of the River Rhine“ at the University of Cologne, Zoological Institute.
2011 - 2014 Graduate student at the University of Cologne, Zoological Institute. Title of PhD thesis: “Extended phylogeny and morphology of marine and freshwater choanoflagellates with additional methodological studies on heterotrophic flagellates”
Since 2014 Postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Cologne, Zoological Institute.



Research interests

Molecular ecology, biodiversity, phylogeny and morphology of heterotrophic flagellates (esp. craspedid choanoflagellates), protists in extreme habitats (anoxic, halophilic, deep sea etc), methodological problems of heterotrophic flagellate identification and quantification, applied biology in riverine systems: Viruses-bacteria-protozoa interactions.

Recent publications

Jeuck, A., Nitsche, F., Wylezich, C., Wirth, O., Hennemann, M., Troll, N., Bergfeld, T., Monir, S., Scherwaß, A., Arndt, H. (in press) A comparison of quantification methods for heterotrophic flagellates of different taxonomic groups. Protist

Carr, M., Richter, D., Fozouni, P., Smith, T.J., Jeuck, A., Leadbeater, B., Nitsche, F. (2017): A six-gene phylogeny provides new insights into choanoflagellate evolution. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 107: 166-178

Schönle, A., Jeuck, A., Nitsche, F., Venter, P., Prausse, D., Arndt, H. (2016): Methodological studies on estimates of abundance and diversity of heterotrophic flagellates from the deep-sea floor. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 4, 22; doi:10.3390/jmse4010022

Jeuck, A., Arndt, H., Nitsche, F. (2014): Extended phylogeny of the Craspedida (Choanomonada). Europ. J. Protistol. 50: 430-443

Jeuck, A., Arndt, H. (2013): A short guide to common heterotrophic flagellates of freshwater habitats based on the morphology of living organisms. Protist 164: 842-860