Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    DFG Heisenberg fellow, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

  • 2012 – 2017
    Advanced post-doc / Junior group leader, University of Münster, Germany

  • 2008 – 2012
    Post-doc, University of Münster, Germany

  • 2003 – 2007
    Post-doc, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 1999 – 2003
    PhD, University of Sheffield, UK

Selected publications

  • Armitage SAO, Kurtz J, Brites D, Dong Y, Du Pasquier L, Wang HC (2017) Dscam1 in pancrustacean immunity: Current status and a look to the future. Frontiers in Immunology. 8.

  • Armitage SAO, Fernández-Marín H, Boomsma JJ, Wcislo WT (2016) Slowing them down will make them lose: A role for attine ant crop fungus in defending immatures against infections? Journal of Animal Ecology, 85:1210-1221.

  • Armitage SAO, Broch J, Fernández Marín H, Nash DR, Boomsma JJ (2011) Immune defence in leaf-cutting ants: a cross-fostering approach. Evolution, 65: 1791-1799.

  • Baer BC*, Armitage SAO* & Boomsma JJ (2006) Sperm storage induces an immunity cost in ants. Nature, 441:872-875. *Both authors contributed equally.

  • Cremer S, Armitage SAO & Schmid-Hempel P (2007) Social immune systems. Current Biology, 17:R693-R702.

  • Kutzer MAM, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO (2018) Genotype and diet affect resistance, survival, and fecundity but not fecundity tolerance. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31:159-171.

  • Kutzer MAM, Armitage SAO (2016) Maximising fitness in the face of parasites: a review of host tolerance. Zoology, 119: 281-289.

  • Peuß R, Wensing KU, Woestmann L, Eggert H, Milutinović B, Sroka MGU, Scharsack, JPS, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO (2016) Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction. Royal Society Open Science, 3:160138.



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