Dr. Elisabeth Zieger
Integrative Zoology

Marine Invertebrate group

UZA1 Althanstraße 14
1090 Vienna, Austria

room: 1.070
phone: +43 1 4277 76330
mail: elisabeth.zieger@univie.ac.at

 

 

 Research

> Molluscan nervous system development & evolution

Our current focus is on the ontogeny and function of different neuropeptide and neurotransmitter signaling systems that are highly conserved between mollusks and other bilaterians as well as on the molecular basis of molluscan neural progenitor proliferation and maturation.

 Publications


*Review  **Book Chapter


Zieger, E.
, Robert, N.S.M., Calcino, A., Wanninger, A., 2020. Ancestral Role of Ecdysis-Related Neuropeptides in Animal Life Cycle Transitions. Current Biology 31, 1–7. doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.004   (Q1)

further information:
Moleküle zum "Aus-der-Haut-Fahren"
Medienportal der Universität Wien, 30 October 2020

 

Calcino, A.D., de Oliveira, A.L., Simakov, O., Schwaha, T., Zieger, E., Wollesen, T., Wanninger, A., 2019. The quagga mussel genome and the evolution of freshwater tolerance. DNA Research 26, 411–422. https://doi.org/10.1093/dnares/dsz019  (Q1)

 

Zieger, E., Garbarino, G., Robert, N.S.M., Yu, J.-K., Croce, J.C., Candiani, S., Schubert, M., 2018. Retinoic acid signaling and neurogenic niche regulation in the developing peripheral nervous system of the cephalochordate amphioxus. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 75, 2407–2429. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00018-017-2734-3 [COVER]  (Q1)

 

Zieger, E., Candiani, S., Garbarino, G., Croce, J.C., Schubert, M., 2017a. Roles of retinoic acid signaling in shaping the neuronal architecture of the developing amphioxus nervous system. Mol Neurobiol. doi.org/10.1007/s12035-017-0727-8    (Q1)

 

Zieger, E., Lacalli, T.C., Pestarino, M., Schubert, M., Candiani, S., 2017b. The origin of dopaminergic systems in chordate brains: insights from amphioxus. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 61, 749–761. doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.170153sc   (Q2)

 

Zieger, E., Schubert, M., 2017. New insights into the roles of retinoic acid signaling in nervous system development and the establishment of neurotransmitter systems, in: Galluzzi, L. (Ed.), International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology. Academic Press, pp. 1–84. doi.org/10.1016/bs.ircmb.2016.09.001   (Q2)

 

**Laudet, V., Zieger, E., Schubert, M., 2015. Evolution of the retinoic acid signaling pathway, in: Dollé, P., Neiderreither, K. (Eds.), The Retinoids. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, Hoboken, NJ, pp. 75–90. ISBN: 978-1-118-62798-3.

 

*Lara-Ramírez, R., Zieger, E., Schubert, M., 2013. Retinoic acid signaling in spinal cord development. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology 45, 1302–1313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocel.2013.04.002   (Q1)

 

Zieger, E., Bräunig, P., Harzsch, S., 2013. A developmental study of serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the embryonic brain of the Marbled Crayfish and the Migratory Locust: Evidence for a homologous protocerebral group of neurons. Arthropod Structure & Development 42, 507–520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2013.08.004   (Q1)

 

NON-PEER REVIEWED:

*Zieger E., Schubert M., 2012. Retinoic acid and the development of neurotransmitter systems. ICCB 2012 Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Cell Biology. 49-53.

Weblink: http://livrozilla.com/doc/469621/iccb-2012---monduzzi-editore---international-proceedings-

 

 

 Funding & Awards

 

2019    

ASSEMBLE PLUS grant 390 “Evolution and Development of Molluscan Nervous Systems”

2013-2015

PhD scholarship from the Academic Foundation of German Business (Studienstiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft, SDW)

 Conferences, Expeditions & Internships

2019  
Oral presentation “EvoDevo of the chiton nervous system”, 1. MoFA Meeting, Haus der Natur, Salzburg, Austria

Collecting trip and oral presentation “Nervous system development in Acanthochitona fascicularis”, Assemble Plus Seminar, Station Biologique Roscoff, Roscoff, France

2018       
Oral presentation “Comparative assessment of Sox gene involvement in molluscan neural development” at the 111th meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG) in Greifswald, Germany

Oral presentation “Retinoic acid signaling and neurogenic niche regulation in the developing peripheral nervous system of amphioxus” at the amphioxus satellite session of the seventh meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology in Galway, Ireland

Oral presentation “Identification of neurodevelopmental processes underlying molluscan nervous system diversity” at the seventh meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology in Galway, Ireland

2016
Position as engineer (IE, CNRS) at the Laboratoire de Biologie du Développement de Villefranche-sur-Mer in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France for three months, Supervisor: Dr. Michael Schubert

2015
Oral and poster presentation “Effects of retinoic acid signalling on neural differentiation in amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum).” at the Journées André Picard Meeting in Villefranche sur Mer, France

2014
Poster presentation “Roles of retinoic acid signaling in architecting the nervous system of amphioxus” at the fifth meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology in Vienna, Austria

2013        
Ph.D.-Student Forum in Cologne, Germany, for three days. Organisator: Academic Foundation of German Business

2012
Internship at the Laboratoire de Biologie du Développement de Villefranche-sur-Mer in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France for three months, Supervisor: Dr. Michael Schubert

Spring School of the Unione Zoologica Italiana in Venice, Italy

Internship at the Department for Developmental Biology and Morphology of Animals, RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany for one week, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Bräunig

2011         

Internship at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology in Jena, Germany for four months, Supervisor: Dr. Ewald Grosse-Wilde

2010         

Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG) in Hamburg, Germany

Internship at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Laboratory of Medical Entomology in Riems, Germany for six weeks, Supervisor: PD Dr. Helge Kampen

2009         

Phylogenetic Symposium in Braunschweig, Germany

International Entomological Expedition to Kyrgyzstan for three weeks

2006       

Internship at the Institute for Biotechnology, Technical Biocatalysis Group in Jülich, Germany for three weeks Supervisor: Dr. Tina Kubitzki

 

Additional Training:

2015       
MLP Self Assessment in Braunschweig, Germany, for one day. Organisator: Academic Foundation of German Business

2014
Seminar for future women entrepreneurs in Berlin, Germany, for two days. Organisator: Academic Foundation of German Business

Fireside chats on Science and Entrepreneurship in Zürich, Swiss, for two days. Organisator: Academic Foundation of German Business

2013      
Stress management workshop in Berlin, Germany, for one day. Organisator: Academic Foundation of German Business

2013
Academy “Development cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa” in Hamburg, Germany, for six days. Organisator: Academic Foundation of German Business