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Tobias Sandfeld

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Tobias Sandfeld

I work with the chemical ecology of social spiders – namely Stegodyphus dumicola. My fellowship revolve around the idea of microbial symbionts playing a major role in protecting social spiders against environmental challenges and pathogens. The goal of my study is to elucidate the spiders’ environmental adaptation and pathogen defense by comparative metabolomics studies of S. dumicola populations collected along a climate gradient in Namibia, Southern Africa.

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