Elias Hekh 


University of Innsbruck

Department of Zoology

Research Group: Applied Animal Ecology

Technikerstrasse 25 (Room 6/27)
A-6020 Innsbruck


Elias studied Biology at the University of Innsbruck (BSc thesis at the Insitute of Zoology). In 2020 he has absolved a 6 months internship in a biotech startup for the indoor cultivation of Litopenaeus vannamei in Switzerland. Now, he has joined the Applied Animal Ecology research group in 2022 as a technician. In parallel he is working on his master thesis (“Katzen machen Wissenschaft”), which is a Citizen Science project involving interested citizens and their cats. He is involved in several projects of the research unit and is also responsible for the lab management and equipment, the organization of the inventory and public relations.


Active and recent projects
  • Master Thesis: Katzen machen Wissenschaft
    Citizen science, project coordination, organization, media, catnip
  • Bachelor Thesis: Profiling of adhesive related genes in Hydra vulgaris by differential transcriptomics



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