Junglen

Work

We are interested in the impact of anthropogenic habitat changes on emerging viruses at the interface of pristine rainforests and disturbed landscapes. Our work focuses on viruses transmitted by mosquitoes (arthropod-borne viruses). We investigate variations in mosquito abundance and concomitant viral infections along anthropogenic disturbance gradients throughout the tropics. Using various screening techniques, we are looking for variant and novel viruses in order to assess zoonotic risks induced by environmental change.

 

People

Group Leader (staff scientist)
Dr. Sandra Junglen

PhD students
Dipl. Biol. Valerie Biewener
Hanna Heidemann
Dipl. Ing. Anne Kopp
Dipl. Biol. Marco Marklewitz
Dipl. Biol. Florian Zirkel

Kyra Hermanns

Ahmad Ghiffari

Ramesh Pun

Technical Assistant
Pascal Trippner

Diploma/Master students


External collaborators
Dr.  Benon Assiimwe, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Dr. Thomas Gillespie, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Dr. Hjalmar Kühl, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropolgy, Leipzig
Dr. Fabian Leendertz, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Stefan Pöhlmann, German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ronald Van Rij, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands
Dr. Innocent Rwego, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Prof. Dr. John Ziebuhr, Justus-Liebig University, Gießen, Germany
PD Dr. Lars Podsiadlowski, Institut für Evolutionsbiologie und Zooökologie, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Dr. Dennis A. Bente, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA


Supplemental Material (Supplementary dataset S5) for "Provenance and geographic spread of St. Louis encephalitis virus"

Supplementary dataset S5