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Anne-Sarah Ganske 
MSc

PhD Student
Department of Integrative Zoology
UZA1 Althanstraße 14, 1090 Vienna, Austria

mail: anne-sarah.ganske@nhm-wien.ac.at


Education

currently:
PhD-candidate, Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna,
Title: Lithobius: a big genus of a small subphylum (Myriapoda) – phylogeny and evolutionary history

04/2014 – 03/2016:
MSc. Biodiversity and Ecology, University of Greifswald, Germany

10/2010 – 04/2014
B.Sc. Biology, University of Greifswald, Germany


Research experience

since 01/2017
Early Stage Researcher, BIG4-project, 3rd Zoological Department, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria (big4-project.eu/anne-sarah-ganske)

04 – 12/2016
Scientific assistant, General and Systematic Zoology, University of Greifswald, Germany

03 – 11/2015
Student assistant, General and Systematic Zoology, University of Greifswald, Germany


Publications

Akkari N, Ganske A-S (2018). Two centipedes new to the fauna of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) and notes on the Lithobiomorpha of the island (Chilopoda, Myriapoda). Biodiversity Data Journal 6: e26746. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e26746

Akkari N, Ganske A-S, Komerički A, Metscher B (2018). New avatars for Myriapods: Complete 3D morphology of type specimens transcends conventional species description (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). PLOS ONE 13(7): e0200158. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200158

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GE, Akkari N (2018). The peristomatic structures as a source of systematic characters in the genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Myriapoda, Chilopoda). In: Stoev P, Edgecombe GD (Eds) Proceedings of the 17thInternational Congress of Myriapodology, Krabi, Thailand. ZooKeys 741: 49-75. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.741.21706

Ganske A-S, Uhl G (2018). The sensory equipment of a spider – a morphological survey of different sensilla types in both sexes of Argiope bruennichi (Araneae, Araneidae). Arthropod Structure and Development 47(2), 144-161. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Wl8W_XNxv7N7n.


Conference contributions

2018

Ganske A-S, Akkari N: Using an integrative approach to understand the phylogeny of the species-rich centipede genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 (Arthropoda, Myriapoda): first milestones and future plans (AURA Symposium, Turku, Finland) Talk

2017

Ganske A-S, Akkari N: On the significance of morphological characters of head structures for the systematics of the centipede genus Lithobius (Myriapoda) (NOBIS Young Researchers' Day, Vienna, Austria) Talk

Ganske A-S: Klein, kleiner, mikro - filigrane Strukturen in den Köpfen der Steinläufer (Tagung neugier!wissen!schafft, Carl-von-Schreibers Forschungspreis, NHM-Wien, Austria) Poster + short presentation

Müller CHG, Ganske A-S, Uhl G: How do spiders taste and smell? Insights from ultrastructure of tip-pore leg sensilla in wasp spiders (Argiope spp.) (110th Annual Meeting of the DZG, Bielefeld, Germany) Poster

Ganske A-S, Wang H-L, Zhang D-D, Löfstedt C, Uhl G: How do spiders taste and smell? - An electrophysiological approach (30th ECA, Nottingham, UK) Poster

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GD, Akkari N: Using traditional and innovative imaging techniques to investigate internal cephalic structures in the highly diverse genus Lithobius (Chilopoda, Myriapoda) for phylogeny (ICIM4, Moscow, Russia) Talk

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GD, Akkari N: Exploring the peristomatic structures as a source of potential phylogenetic characters for the highly diverse genus Lithobius (Lithobiidae, Lithobiomorpha) (17th ICM, Krabi, Thailand) Talk

Ganske A-S, Edgecombe GD, Akkari N: Investigation of the mandibular structures and evaluation of their phylogenetic significance in the genus Lithobius (Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae) (17th ICM, Krabi, Thailand) Poster

2016

Ganske A-S, Müller CHG, Uhl G: Ultrastructure of chemosensory sensilla in Argiope bruennichi (Araneae, Araneidae) (109th Annual Meeting of the DZG, Kiel, Germany) Poster

Uhl G, Ganske A-S: Structure and distribution of different sensilla types in Argiope bruennichi (Araneae, Araneidae) (109th Annual Meeting of the DZG, Kiel Germany) Poster

Ganske A-S, Müller CHG, Uhl G: Ultrastructure of chemosensory sensilla in Argiope bruennichi (Araneae, Araneidae) (4th ICA, Golden, Colorado, USA) Talk

Ganske A-S, Uhl G: Structure and distribution of different sensilla types in Argiope bruennichi (Araneae, Araneidae) (4th ICA, Golden, Colorado, USA) Poster

Ganske A-S: Insight into the olfactory world of Argiope bruennichi (Araneae, Araneidae) (Symposium of the Zoological Institute and Museum, University of Greifswald, Germany) Talk

2015

Ganske A-S, Schulz S, Uhl G: Chemical communication in spiders – SEM and electrophysiological analysis of chemosensory sensilla in Argiope bruennichi (29th ECA, Brno, Czech Republic) Talk

2014

Ganske A-S, Uhl G: Chemical communication in spiders – SEM-Analysis of chemosensory sensilla of male Argiope bruennichi (107th Annual Meeting of the DZG, Göttingen, Germany; 28th ECA, Torino, Italy; ICIM3, Berlin, Germany) Poster

2013

Ganske A-S, Maeder A, Uhl G: Male mate choice in two sexually cannibalistic orb-weaving spiders (Argiope) (106th Annual Meeting of the DZG, Munich, Germany) Poster


Workshops/Courses

2018

Workshop: Phylogenetic analysis with TNT, 19th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS), Vienna, Austria

2017

BIG4 Workshop: Historical biogeography and diversification analyses, La Palma, Spain

BIG4 Workshop: Morphology of Invertebrates – 3D Imaging and Novel Approaches for Biosystematics, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria

Molecular Phylogenetics course, Cambridge University, UK

EU ABS Regulation Training Workshop, Budapest, Hungary

2016

Workshop “Olfaction: sampling methods, GC-MS profiling and statistical analysis”, University of Leipzig, Germany

Paticipation in the program “Tutoriumforte” at the University of Greifswald (Project interStudies); Imparting of skills for teachers with theoretical education, practical testing and evaluation

2015

Workshop “Access and Benefit Sharing in basic research – how to comply with the new requirements“, University of Greifswald, Germany


Teaching

2016
Head of the practical course “Anatomy of fitness” (focus: morphology of spider genitalia) as part of the masters module “Animal reproduction: Mechanisms and strategies” (master studies: “Biodiversity and Ecology”), University of Greifswald, Germany


Awards

2017
Carl-von-Schreibers Forschungspreis, Juryprize Poster, Tagung neugier!wissen!schafft, NHM-Wien, Vienna, Austria
Student Poster Award, 17th International Conference of Myriapodology, Krabi, Thailand

2014
3rd place – Students poster prize, 28th European Congress of Arachnology, Torino, Italy


Research stays/Field trips

2018
University of Turku, Zoological Museum, Turku, Finland

2017
Collecting trip (Myriapoda), La Palma, Spain
Collecting trip (Myriapoda), Carinthia, Austria

2016
University of Lund, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology Functional Zoology: Pheromone group, Lund, Sweden

2015
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Institute for Evolutionary Neuroethology, Jena, Germany
University of Gießen, Institute for Phytopathology and Applied Zoology, Germany


Committee work

2015/16
Elected student member of the faculty council of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Greifswald, Germany


Professional affiliations

Centre International de Myriapodology (CIM)
International Society of Arachnology (ISA)
European Society of Arachnology (ESA)
German Zoological Society (DZG)
International Society for Invertebrate Morphology (ISIM)
Network of Biological Systematics (NOBIS Austria)
Freunde des Naturhistorsichen Museums Wien

Department of
Integrative Zoology
University of Vienna
Althanstraße 14
A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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