Kathrin Otte


I am interested in the connection of the genotype and to the phenotype in changing environmental conditions and in the evolution of genotype-phenotype maps. In my current research, I am studying temperature adaptation in experimental evolved populations of Drosophila simulans at the genome level. In addition, I am developing a Drosophila proteomic approach to study protein response to novel temperature regimes and connect them to changes in the genome.

During my PhD I worked on predator-induced phenotypic plasticity in the crustacean Daphnia magna. Using proteomic approaches, I was able to characterise proteins involved in the response to the predator and to relate them to well-studied predator-induced traits concerning e.g. morphological changes of the cuticle or life-history changes. Furthermore, I was able to find genotype-specific protein responses in  D. magna  originating from different habitats.



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