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Katrin Kronenberger
Katrin Kronenberger

Dr. Katrin Kronenberger

Katrin obtained her MSc in Biology (Zoology & Toxicology) at the J.-W. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  As part of her MSc thesis at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Dr Michael Tuerkay's 'Marine Zoology group' she studied the population biology of Galathea intermedia in the North Sea.

Subsequently, she was employed by the Senckenberg Research Institute in collaboration with the Ruprechts-Karl University Heidelberg to work on the functional morphology of the reproductive system of G. intermedia.

In 2003 Katrin joined the University Marine Biological Station in Millport (Scotland) as a PhD student  focussing on the biological aspects of silk secretion in marine tube-dwelling amphipods. While primarily studying the functional morphology of silk production she conducted first biochemical, biophysical and microbiological analyses of this unique marine crustacean silk.

Before joining the Oxford Silk Group to continue studies on the morphology of silk secreting systems and the mechanical properties of silks across different subphyla of the Arthropoda, she volunteered at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar- & Marine Research to investigate allelopathic behaviour of toxic dinoflagellates and  worked at the CBEM at Imperial College London and gained further experience in sample preparation for Transmission electron microscopy and light microscopy.

Katrin is a member of the Marine Biological Association UK, Marine Conservation Society UK, Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Marine Life Society of South Australia.

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November 2019

Prof. Fritz Vollrath and colleagues from the Fudan University in China are widely covered in the news for their discovery of a means to produce fake Rhino horns using horse hair. Hopes are that this product may undermine the illegal market for rhino horn, and demistify the properties of rhino horn. View Here


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