TU BRAUNSCHWEIG

Dr. Dania Richter

Dr. Dania Richter

Institute of Geoecology

Department Landscape Ecology and Environmental Systems Analysis

Langer Kamp 19c

D-38106 Braunschweig

Tel.: +49 (0)531 391 5625

Fax: +49 (0)531 391 8170

email: dania.richter@tu-braunschweig.de

Curriculum Vitae

     

Graduate Studies of Biology at the Freie Universität Berlin

Doctoral Dissertation "Humoral and Cellular Immune Response of Mice Vaccinated with Irradiated Cercariae of Schistosoma mansoni" at the Department of Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and at the Institute for Pathology, Universitätsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Freie Universität Berlin, supervised by Prof. Dr. Donald Harn and Prof. Dr. Franz-Rainer Matuschka

Postdoctoral Associate in Prof. Dr. Matuschka’s laboratory, Institute for Pathology, Charité, Medizinische Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Experimental and field studies on the transmission dynamics of tick-borne pathogens

Research Associate in Prof. Dr. Andrew Spielman’s laboratory, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston – Experimental studies on the relationships between host, vector and pathogen

Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Research Associate in Prof. Dr. Matuschka’s laboratory, Institute for Pathology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin – Experimental and field studies on the molecular epizootiology of the agent of Lyme disease and other tick-borne pathogens, prevention strategies, adaptation of various Lyme spirochetes to their reservoir hosts, characterization and delineation of the novel Lyme spirochete Borrelia spielmanii

Awards

Research stipend of the Karl-Enigk-Stiftung

Research stipend for Infectious Disease Research (DKFZ-BMFT)


        

Research interests, selected projects and publications

Landschaftsassoziierte Verbreitung zecken-übertragener Erreger

Projekte

Lyme-Borreliose in der Agrarlandschaft im Rahmen des AgroScapeLabs ZALF- Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien für Agrarlandschaften

Eingriff in die Epizootiologie der Lyme-Krankheit mit dem Ziel der Prävention gefördert durch die Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung

Ticks and the City im Rahmen des Forschungsprogramms MILIEU - Der Mensch im Ballungsraum unter Klima- und Umwelteinflüssen -der Freien Universität Berlin gefördert durch die DFG

Pressereaktionen

Prävention Lyme-Borreliose Flyer der Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung

Vorsicht Zecken! Terra Xpress

Wir erforschen Zecken

Bild der Wissenschaft

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Deutschlandfunk

Publikationen

Fietz J, Tomiuk J, Matuschka F-R, Richter D. 2014. Seasonal prevalence of Lyme disease spirochetes in a heterothermic mammal, the edible dormouse (Glis glis). Appl Environ Microbiol 80: 12 3615-3621 doi: 10.1128/AEM.00251-14

Schmidt S, Essbauer SS, Mayer-Scholl A, Poppert S, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Klempa B, Henning K, Schares G, Groschup MH, Spitzenberger F, Richter D, Heckel G, Ulrich RG. 2014. Multiple infections of rodents with zoonotic pathogens in Austria. Vector-borne Zoonotic Dis 14, doi: 10.1089/vbz.2013.1504

Richter D, Schröder B, Hartmann NK, Matuschka F-R. 2013. Spatial stratification of various Lyme disease spirochetes in a Central European site. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 83:738-744.

Richter D, Matuschka F-R. 2011. Differential risk for Lyme disease along hiking trail, Germany. Emerg Infect Dis 17:1704-1706.

Richter D, Matuschka F-R. 2006. Modulatory effect of cattle on risk for Lyme disease. Emerg Infect Dis 12:1919-1923

Richter D, Schlee D, Matuschka F-R. 2003. Relapsing fever-like spirochetes infecting European vector tick of Lyme disease agent. Emerg Infect Dis 9:697-701

Maaz D, Krücken J, Blümke J, Richter D, McKay-Demeler J, Matuschka F-R, Hartmann S, von Samson-Himmelstjerna G (2018) Factors associated with diversity, quantity and zoonotic potential of ectoparasites on urban mice and voles. PLoS One. 2018 Jun 25;13(6):e0199385. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199385

Matuschka F-R, Klug B, Schinkel TW, Spielman A, Richter D. 1998. Diversity of European Lyme disease spirochetes at the southern margin of their range. Appl Environ Microbiol 64:1980-1982

Matuschka F-R, Endepols S, Richter D, Ohlenbusch A, Eiffert H, Spielman A. 1996. Risk of urban Lyme disease enhanced by rats. J Infect Dis 174:1108-1111


Übertragungsdynamik zecken-übertragener Erreger

Richter D, Kohn C, Matuschka F-R. 2013. Absence of Borreliaspp., CandidatusNeoehrlichia mikurensis, and Anaplasma phagocytophilumin questing adult Dermacentor reticulatusticks. Parasitol Res 112:107-111.

Richter D, Matuschka F-R. 2012. Differential contribution of various dormice to the natural transmission cycle of Lyme disease spirochetes in Central Europe. Peckiana 8:235-244.

Richter D, Matuschka F-R. 2012. „CandidatusNeoehrlichia mikurensis“, Anaplasma phagocytophilumand Lyme disease spirochetes in questing European vector ticks and in feeding ticks removed from people. J Clin Microbiol 50:943-947.

Richter D, Debski A, Hubalek Z, Matuschka F-R. 2012. Absence of Lyme disease spirochetes in larval Ixodes ricinusticks. Vector-borne Zoonotic Dis 12:21-27.

Richter D, Matuschka F-R. 2010. Elimination of Lyme disease spirochetes from ticks feeding on domestic ruminants. Appl Environ Microbiol 76:7650-7652

Richter D, Matuschka F-R. 2006. Perpetuation of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia lusitaniae by lizards. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:4627-4632

Richter D, Klug B, Spielman A, Matuschka F-R. 2004. Adaptation of diverse Lyme disease spirochetes in a natural rodent reservoir host. Infect Immun 72:2442-2444

Richter D, Allgöwer R, Matuschka F-R. 2002. Co-feeding transmission and its contribution to the perpetuation of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia afzelii. Emerg Infect Dis 8:1421-1425

Matuschka F-R, Richter D. 2002. Mosquitoes and soft ticks cannot transmit Lyme disease spirochetes. Parasitol Res 88:283-284

Richter D, Spielman A, Komar N, Matuschka F-R. 2000. Competence of American robins as reservoir hosts for Lyme disease spirochetes. Emerg Infect Dis 6:133-138

Matuschka F-R, Schinkel TW, Klug B, Spielman A, Richter D. 2000. Relative incompetence of European rabbits for Lyme disease spirochaetes. Parasitol 121:297-302

Richter D, Spielman A, Matuschka F-R. 1998. Effect of prior exposure to noninfected ticks on susceptibility of mice to Lyme disease spirochetes. Appl Env Microbiol 64:4596-4599

Matuschka F-R, Schinkel TW, Klug B, Spielman A, Richter D. 1998. Failure of Ixodesticks to inherit Borrelia afzeliiinfection. Appl Environ Microbiol 64:3089-3091

Matuschka F-R, Endepols S, Richter D, Spielman A. 1997. Competence of urban rats as reservoir hosts for Lyme disease spirochetes. J Med Entomol 34:489-493


Erstbeschreibung von Borrelia spielmanii

Richter D, Schlee DB, Matuschka F-R. 2011. Reservoir competence of various rodents for the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia spielmanii. Appl Environ Microbiol 77:3565-3570.

Richter D, Postic D, Sertour N, Livey I, Matuschka F-R, Baranton G. 2006. Delineation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species by multilocus sequence analysis and confirmation of the delineation of Borrelia spielmanii sp. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:873-881

Richter D, Schlee D, Allgöwer R, Matuschka F-R. 2004. Relationships of a novel Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia spielmani, sp. nov. with its hosts in Central Europe. Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6414-6419


Mechanismus des Zeckeneinstichs und Biologie der Zecken

Richter D, Matuschka F-R, Spielman A, Mahadevan L. How ticks get under your skin – Insertion mechanics of the feeding apparatus of Ixodes ricinus ticks. Proc Roy Soc B, 2013, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.1758 Pressereaktionen

Matuschka F-R, Richter D, Spielman A. 1991. Differential detachment from resting hosts of replete larval and nymphal Ixodesticks. J Parasitol 77:341-345

Matuschka F-R, Richter D, Fischer P, Spielman A. 1990. Nocturnal detachment of the tick Ixodes hexagonusfrom nocturnally active hosts. Med Vet Entomol 4:415-420

Matuschka F-R, Richter D, Fischer P, Spielman A. 1990. Time of repletion of subadult Ixodes ricinusticks feeding on diverse hosts. Parasitol Res 76:540-544


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