WWTF (Vienna Science and Technology Fund) Life Science Grant (2014-2017; Co-PI)

Individual function and social role of oxytocin-like neuropeptides in ants Co-PI (PI: C.W. Gruber, Medical University of Vienna)

In this work, we teamed up with physiologists of the Medical University of Vienna to understand the role of inotocins – the oxytocin/vasopressin system of insects ­– on ant individual physiology and on their colony level interactions.

Main Publication arising from this Grant:
Liutkevičiūtė Z, Gil-Mansilla E, Eder T, Casillas-Pérez B, Di Giglio MG, Muratspahić E, Grebien F, Rattei T, Muttenthaler M, Cremer S, Gruber CW(2018) Oxytocin-like signaling in ants influences metabolic gene expression and locomotor activity
The FASEB journal
This project has received funding from the Vienna Science and technology Fund (WWTF) under the Life Science Programme (LS13-017).