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Strong Wasps

PhD student Maraike Willsch decided to report on her thesis as a live speaker in the exhibitions. She engaged openly in conversation with visitors. Maraike Willsch worked for ten years in various positions at the museum and was enthusiastic about the possibility of the experimental field in the exhibitions "finally enabling a presentation of the research and collection in the sense of science communication". As part of her research, the evolutionary biologist uses 3D imaging techniques to investigate evolutionary developments. She searches for species-specific characteristics of muscle formation in wasps.  In the experimental field, she presented her research and explained how to obtain and analyze these fascinating 3D images. It is interesting for her to learn from the visitors what they actually know about wasps, but also to learn herself from the everyday experiences of all visitors with the wasps.

Funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.