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Veronika Vikuk

PhD Student

Tel.: +49 (0)931 31-88913
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Email: veronika.vikuk@uni-wuerzburg.de

Room C041
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocentre, University of Würzburg

Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg

  • Plant defence mechanisms & secondary plant products
  • influence of the environment on plant metabolism
  • plant-fungi-interaction
  • effects of agricultural land-use & management on biodiversity & ecosystem services
  • agricultural use of plants

Biodiversitätsexploratorien, DEFENSE II: Dependence of endophytic fungus-grass symbiosis on land-use intensity

  • 04/2017 - present: PhD Student, University of Würzburg;
    Project: "DEFENSE II: Dependence of endophytic fungus-grass symbiosis on land-use intensity", supervised by Prof. Dr. Jochen Krauss
  • 09/2014 – 08/2016: Master of Science in biology, University of Würzburg;
    Master Thesis: „Analytik charakteristischer Inhaltsstoffe von Hypericum perforatum L. (Johanniskraut)“ conducted at WALA Heilmittel GmbH
  • 08/2013 – 12/2013: Erasmus exchange in Sweden, University of Umeå
  • 09/2011 – 08/2014: Bachelor of Science in biology, University of Würzburg;
    Bachelor Thesis: „Die Rolle einzelner ABA-Rezeptorgene in Schließzellen von Arabidopsis thaliana in Bezug auf Licht, CO2, Luftfeuchtigkeit und ABA“ (Department of Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Würzburg)
  • 09/2010 – 08/2011: Pharmacology, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen

Professional Experience

  • 09/2015 – 03/2016 Masterthesis at WALA Heilmittel GmbH, Bad Boll
  • 08/2015 – 09/2015 Internship at the plant laboratory, WALA Heilmittel GmbH
  • 08/2013 – 09/2013 Internship at the ANS research station, Abisko, Sweden
  • 09/2013 – 12/2013 Internship at the Umeå Plant Science Center, University of Umeå, Sweden

  • 06/2012 – 09/2016 Tour guide at the Botanical Garden in Würzburg

Presentations
  • 06/2018 Poster presentation " Who is infected and why? - Influence of land-use intensity on infection frequencies and alkaloid content of different cool season grass species with systemic fungal grass endophytes in Germany" at the "International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses" in Salamanca, Spain
  • 12/2017 Poster presentation and one-minute-talk "Infection frequencies and alkaloid content of systemic fungal grass endophytes in L. perenne along a land-use intensity gradient" at the "Ecology Across Borders" Conference in Ghent, Belgium  
  • 06/2016 Talk "Analytics of characteristic ingredients of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John´s wort oil)" at the WALA Heilmittel GmbH, Bad Boll

Prizes
  • 06/2018 poster prize at the "International Symposium on Fungal Endophytes of Grasses" in Salamanca, Spain
  • 12/2107 best one-minute lightening talk in the session "Agriculture" at the Ecology Across Borders" Conference in Ghent, Belgium

 

Heinrich M, Vikuk V, Daniels R, Stintzig F, Kammerer D (2017) Characterization of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John´s wort) macerates prepared with different fatty oils upon processing and storage. Phytochemistry Letters: 20: 470-480.

 

Vikuk, V., Young, C.A., Lee, S.T., Nagabhyru, P., Krischke, M., Mueller, M.J., and Krauss, J. (2019). Infection rates and alkaloid patterns of different grass species with systemic Epichloë endophytes. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 85 (17). AEM.00465-19.