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M.Sc. Jenny Elizabeth Melo Clavijo


Raum: V.12.58
Telefon: +49(0)202 439-2972
E-Mail: meloclavijo{at}
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Seit 04/2018 Promotion an der BUW

2015-2018 Master of Science: Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeobiology an der Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn

2013-2015 Diagnostics technician for infectious diseases and chromosal rearrangaments in Medical Services Yunis Turbay Institute in Bogotá, Kolumbien

2007-2012 Bachelor of Science: Biology an der Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Kolumbien


Titel und Abstract des Dissertationsprojekts

Expression of immune genes linked to symbiosis in the nudibranch Berghia stephanieae and the dinoflagellate Symbiodinium


  • Christa, G., Pütz, L., Sickinger, C., Melo Clavijo, J., Laetz, E.M.J., Greve, C. and Serôdio, J. (2018): Photoprotective Non-photochemical Quenching Does Not Prevent Kleptoplasts From Net Photoinactivation. Front. Ecol. Evol. 6:121. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00121
  • Melo Clavijo, J., Donath, A., Serôdio, J. & Christa, G. (2017): Polymorphic adaptations in metazoans to establish and maintain photosymbioses. Biological reviews (2018). DOI: 10.1111/brv.12430
  • Melo, J., Beltrán-Pardo, E., Bernal, J., Kaczmarek, L. (2015): New records of tardigrades from Colombia (Guatavita, Cundinamarca Department). Turkish Journal of Zoology, 39 (3), 412-420. DOI: 10.3906/zoo-1405-13


  • Melo Clavijo, J., Preisfeld, A., Donath, A. & Christa, G. (2019): Transcriptomic evidence that photosymbiont recognition in cnidarians and sacoglossans depends on pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). 20th annual meeting of the Society for Systematic Biology (GfBS). München, 02.2019. (Poster)


  • Posterpreis (1. Platz) auf dem Kongress "20th annual meeting of the Society for Systematic Biology (GfBS)" in München 2019


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