Senior Technician (currently on maternity leave)

IST Austria
Am Campus 1
A-3400 Klosterneuburg

Tel: +43 2243 9000 3409
email: anna.grasse (AT)

Lab publications


My main focus is molecular biology. I support ongoing experiments in the group, establish new methods and give advice and training and try to take care of the lab.

Molecular analysis of ant immune response

I use quantitative PCR as a method to answer, which genes of the innate immune system are switched on in ants after exposure of the colony with to fungal and bacterial pathogens. I am also interested how the coevolution of pathogens with their ant hosts is reflected in their genetics.


2011-current      Technical Assistant IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria


2009-2011           Lab Technician, Konrad-Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung,

                             Vienna, Austria


2008-2009           Technical Assistant, Confidence DNA-Analysen GmbH, Vienna, Austria


2006-2007           Diploma student, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria