School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

M. Sc. Corinna Sickinger


Corinna Sickinger


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Research focus

The impact of metals on the sea slug Berghia stephanieae (Valdés, 2005)


Clavijo, J. M., Sickinger, C., Bleidißel, S., Gasparoni, G., Tierling, S., Preisfeld, A. & Christa, G. (2022). The nudibranch Berghia stephanieae (Valdés, 2005) is not able to initiate a functional symbiosome-like environment to maintain Brevioloum minutum. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Rola, M., Frankenbach, S., Bleidissel, S., Sickinger, C., Donath, A., Frommlet, J. C., ... & Christa, G. (2022). Cladobranchia (Gastropoda, Nudibranchia) as a Promising Model to Understand the Molecular Evolution of Photosymbiosis in Animals. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Christa, G., Pütz, L., Sickinger, C., Melo Clavijo, J., Laetz, E. M., Greve, C., & Serôdio, J. (2018). Photoprotective non-photochemical quenching does not prevent kleptoplasts from net photoinactivation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution6, 121.


Sickinger, C., Brackwehr, S., Melo Clavijo, J., Preisfeld, A. & Christa, G. (2022):  Microbiome of Berghia stephanieae (Valdés, 2005). Molluscan Forum. London, 11.2022. (Poster)

Sickinger, C., Brackwehr, S., Melo Clavijo, J., Preisfeld, A., Bleidißel, S. & Christa, G. (2022): Diversity of Symbiodinacea in Cladobranchia. World Congress of Malacology. München, 8.2022. (Talk)

Sickinger, C., Brackwehr, S., Melo Clavijo, J., Bleidißel, S., Preisfeld, A. & Christa, G. (2022): Diversity of Symbiodiniaceae in Cladobranchia (Heterobranchia, Gastropoda) and the Microbiome of Berghia stephanieae (Valdés, 2005). 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Systematics. Online, 3.2022. (Talk)


Since 07/2021 research assistant and PhD candidate at the University of Wuppertal

11/2019 – 06/2021 research assistant in the research group of Prof'in'. Heike Wägele at the Zoologische Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn

10/2017 – 10/2019 Master of Science in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeobiology (OEP-Biology), University of Bonn

10/2014 – 09/2017 Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Bonn

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