Welcome to the homepage of the Junior Research Group Spider Silk! If you are interested in our research, feel free to browse the homepage and/or to contact us.

P.s. wir sprechen ebenfalls Deutsch, auch wenn die Homepage auf Englisch ist


Our group joined the Project “BioComb4Nanofibers”, founded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. For more information about the project, see e.g. our researchgate page:
Researchgate BioComb4Nanofibers

Interested in joining our group as PhD student after browsing our homepage? Please contact Anna-Christin Joel

Margret Weißbach and Anna-Christin Joel published a review in Integrative & Comparative Biology:
Same principles but different purposes: passive fluid handling throughout the animal kingdom

Margret Weißbach and Anna-Christin Joel are shown in the News, attending the international congress of arachnology in Christchurch (NZ). Check out 1 news now.

Anna-Christin Joel was interviewed by Laura Rohrbeck from the WDR.

Margret Weißbach won the second prize presenting her poster “Biological processing of fibres: How the spider’s spinneret morphology influences the complex shape of cribellate capture threads” at the Phylogenetic Symposium in Tübingen.

Margret Weißbach got a RWTH Scholarship for her Doctoral Studies. Congrats and welcome to the team!