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Michael Lattorff

  • PhD
  • Head of Department
  • International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology
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Recent publications

  • Erratum to: Unity in defence: Honeybee workers exhibit conserved molecular responses to diverse pathogens [BMC Genomics. 18, (2017)(207)] DOI: 10.1186/s12864-017-3597-6

    • Doublet V
    • Poeschl Y
    • Gogol-Döring A
    • et al.
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  • Erratum: Rare royal families in honeybees, Apis melliferas (Naturwissenschaften (2005) 92 (488-491))

    • Moritz R
    • Michael H
    • Lattorff G
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Head of Department

International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology

February 2017 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

April 2015 - January 2017(2 years)

Professor (substitute) for Animal Physiology

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

April 2013 - March 2015(2 years)

Junior Research Group Leader

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

June 2006 - March 2013(7 years)



Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

January 2001 - July 2005(5 years)


I'm interested in certain characteristics of insect societies, particularly reproductive division of labour and defences against pathogens. I'm studying worker reproduction in order to understand the evolution of the sterile worker caste, mainly using honeybees as a model system. Furthermore, I'm interested in the genetic basis of disease resistance, the plasticity in the activation of immune responses and the evolutionary forces driving immune gene evolution at the molecular level. We are also studying social context dependent gene expression changes in social insects with particular emphasis on bumblebees.


Co-authors (526)