Dr.rer.nat Jessica C. Huss
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Institute of Biophysics
*2015 – 2019 Doctoral studies in Materials Sciences (summa cum laude), Technical University Berlin, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Dpt. of Biomaterials, Potsdam (Germany), co-advised by Prof. Peter Fratzl and Prof. Claudia Fleck.
*2012 – 2015 Master of Science in Environmental Sciences/ Biomaterials and Bioenergy, University of Freiburg (Germany), advised by Prof. Marie-Pierre Laborie.
*2009 – 2012 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences/ Meteorology and Climatology, University of Freiburg (Germany).
*03/2019 – currently PostDoc at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Institute of Biophysics, Dpt. of Nanobiotechnology.
*08/2015 – 03/2019 Research scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Dpt. of Biomaterials, Plant material adaptation group.
*09/2016 – 10/2016 Visiting scholar at Kings Park Science, Dpt. of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Botanic Garden Perth (Australia).
*05/2012 – 01/2015 Lab assistant at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Dpt. of Biomaterials, Plant material adaptation group.
 Huss JC, Schoeppler V, Merritt DJ, Best C, Maire E, Adrien J, Spaeker O, Janssen N, Gladisch J, Gierlinger N, Miller BP, Fratzl P, Eder M (2018). Climate-Dependent Heat-Triggered Opening Mechanism of Banksia Seed Pods. Advanced Science, 5(1): 1700572. (DOI:10.1002/advs.201700572)
 Huss JC, Spaeker O, Gierlinger N, Merritt DJ, Miller BP, Neinhuis C, Fratzl P, Eder M (2018). Temperature-induced self-sealing capability of Banksia follicles. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 15: 20180190. (DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2018.0190)
 Huss JC, Fratzl P, Dunlop JWC, Merritt DJ, Miller BP, Eder M (2019). Protecting offspring against fire: Lessons from Banksia seed pods. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:283. (DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00283)
*Popular science articles:
Huss JC, Eder M, Miller BP, Merritt DJ. (2018) Ingenious Banksias – how they master seed protection and release. For People & Plants, 103.
*2013 Grant for a short-term scientific mission in Australia as part of COST Action FP1105; granted by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
*2016 Poster Award Prize by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. and Springer-Verlag GmbH, EURO Bio-inspired 2016, Potsdam, Germany.