Robert Pjeta

PhD student

Robert Pjeta


Address:
Department of Zoology
University of Innsbruck

Technikerstr. 25
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

Room: 7/19
Phone: +43 512 507-51823
e-mail: robert.pjeta@student.uibk.ac.at

Current Research:


Publications

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Brand, J.N.; Wiberg, R.A.W.; Pjeta, R.; Bertemes, P.; Beisel, C.; Ladurner, P.; Schärer, L. (2020): RNA-Seq of three free-living flatworm species suggests rapid evolution of reproduction-related genes.
    In: BMC Genomics 21/462. (DOI)

  • Pjeta, R.; Lindner, H.; Kremser, L.; Salvenmoser, W.; Sobral, D.; Ladurner, P.; Santos, R. (2020): Integrative Transcriptome and Proteome Analysis of the Tube Foot and Adhesive Secretions of the Sea Urchin Paracentrotus lividus.
    In: International Journal Of Molecular Sciences 21/3. (DOI)

  • Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Bertemes, P.; Hofer, T.; Salvenmoser, W.; Lengerer, B.; Coassin, S.; Erhart, G.; Beisel, C.; Sobral, D.; Kremser, L.; Lindner, H.; Curini-Galletti, M.; Stelzer, C.P.; Hess, M.W.; Ladurner, P. (2019): Temporary adhesion of the proseriate flatworm Minona ileanae.
    In: Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 374/1784, No. 20190194. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Ramm, S. A.; Lengerer, B.; Arbore, R.; Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Giannakara, A.; Berezikov, E.; Ladurner, P.; Schärer, L. (2019): Sex allocation plasticity on a transcriptome scale: Socially sensitive gene expression in a simultaneous hermaphrodite.
    In: Molecular Ecology 28/9, pp. 2321 - 2341. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wunderer, J.; Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Bertemes, P.; Kremser, L.; Lindner, H.; Ederth, T.; Hess, M. W.; Stock, D.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P. (2019): A mechanism for temporary bioadhesion.
    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116/10, pp. 4297 - 4306. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lengerer, B.; Wunderer, J.; Pjeta, R.; Carta, G.; Kao, D.; Aboobaker, A.; Beisel, C.; Berezikov, E.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P. (2018): Organ specific gene expression in the regenerating tail of Macrostomum lignano.
    In: Developmental Biology 433/2, pp. 448 - 460. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Weber, M.; Wunderer, J.; Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Rodrigues, M.; Schärer, L.; Ladurner, P.; Ramm, S.A. (2018): A targeted in situ hybridization screen identifies putative seminal fluid proteins in a simultaneously hermaphroditic flatworm.
    In: BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 18, No. 81. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Arbore, R.; Schärer, L.; Berezikov, E.; Hess, M.W.; Pfaller, K.; Egger, B.; Obwegeser, S.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P. (2014): Biological adhesion of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano relies on a duo-gland system and is mediated by a cell type-specific intermediate filament protein.
    In: Frontiers in Zoology 11, p. 12. (DOI)



Lectures

Presentations at Conferences, Symposia, etc.

Conference Lecture (Upon Registration)
  • Lecturer(s): Bertemes, P. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Brand, J.; Mertens, B.; Wunderer, J.; Egger, B.; Schärer, L.; Ladurner, P.: Improve - Adapt - Overcome: Fine-tuning the in situ hybridisation protocol for different Macrostomum species.
    12th International Macrostomum Meeting, Lund, 2019-11-16.

  • Lecturer(s): Pjeta, R. Co-author(s): Wunderer, J.; Bertemes, P.; Hofer, T.; Salvenmoser, W.; Lengerer, B.; Coassin, S.; Erhart, G.; Beisel, C.; Sobral, D.; Kremser, L.; Lindner, H.; Curini-Galletti, M.; Stelzer, C.P.; Hess, M.W.; Ladurner, P.: Temporary Adhesion of the Proseriate Flatworm Minona Ileanae.
    International Conference on Adhesion in Aqueous Media: From Biology to Synthetic Materials (AAM2019), Dresden, 2019-09-11. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Wunderer, J.; Pjeta, R.; Algrain, M.; Ladurner, P.; Flammang, P.: Identification of adhesive proteins in marine invertebrates.
    TERMIS European Chapter Meeting 2019, Rhodes, 2019-05-31. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Ladurner, P. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Holzer, P.; Salvenmoser, W.: Biological Adhesion of Flatworms.
    XIV International Symposium on Flatworm Biology, Alghero, 2018-08-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Pjeta, R. Co-author(s): Salvenmoser, W.; Curini-Galletti, M.; Ladurner, P.: Screening for adhesive proteins in the proseriate Minona ileanae.
    XIV International Symposium on Flatworm Biology, Alghero, 2018-08-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Wunderer, J. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ederth, T.; Lindner, H.; Ladurner, P.: Temporary attachment in the Flatworm Macrostomum lignano: a new bioadhesion model.
    XIV International Symposium on Flatworm Biology, Alghero, 2018-08-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Wunderer, J. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: Detachment of Macrostomum lignano.
    11th International Macrostomum Meeting (imm), Bielefeld, 2017-12-03.

  • Lecturer(s): Pjeta, R. Co-author(s): Holzer, P.; Wunderer, J.; Lengerer, B.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ramm, S.A.; Schärer, L.; Ladurner, P.: Ultrastructural analysis of adhesive organs of five Macrostomum species.
    10th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2016-11-27.

  • Lecturer(s): Salvenmoser, W. Co-author(s): Wunderer, J.; Pjeta, R.; Oehm, J.; Dibiasi, W.; Jenewein, M.; Heiss, H.; Hess, M.; Ladurner, P.: Ultrastructure of the female gonad of Macrostomum lignano.
    10th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2016-11-26.

  • Lecturer(s): Wunderer, J. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Salvenmoser, W.; Lindner, H.; Ladurner, P.: Advances and challenges for protein analysis.
    10th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2016-11-26.

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Wunderer, J.; Pjeta, R.; Kao, D.; Aboobaker, A.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner P.: Upregulated transcripts during tail plate regeneration of Macrostomum lignano.
    9th International Macrostomum Meeting, Innsbruck, 2015-11-27. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Schärer, L.; Berezikov, E.; Hess, M.; Pfaller, K.; Egger, B.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: Fundamentals of biological adhesion in Macrostomum lignano.
    7th International Macrostomum Meeting, Groningen, 2013-11-29.

  • Lecturer(s): Rodrigues, M. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Lengerer, B.; Carta, G.; Salvenmoser, W.; Arbore, R.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Ladurner, P.: Posterior end specific genes in Macrostomum lignano.
    7th International Macrostomum Meeting, Groningen, 2013-11-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: The adhesive system of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano: a morphological and molecular biology analysis.
    5th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting / 5th Life Science Meeting of the Innsbruck Universities & Biophysics Austria, Innsbruck, 2013-09-25. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Salvenmoser, W.; Arbore, R.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Pjeta, R.; Ladurner, P.: Morphological and functional analysis of the adhesive system of Macrostomum lignano.
    6th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2012-11-18.

  • Lecturer(s): Ramm, S.A. Co-author(s): Arbore, R.; Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Ladurner, P.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.: Sex allocation plasticity on a transcriptome scale.
    6th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2012-11-17.

  • Lecturer(s): Ladurner, P. Co-author(s): Salvenmoser, W.; Arbore, R.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Kaschutnig, .P.; Pjeta, R.; Gabl, M.; Lengerer, B: The duo-gland adhesive system of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano.
    1st International Conference on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives, Lissabon, 2012-05-09. (Web link)

Poster Presentation
  • Lecturer(s): Bertemes, P. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Salvenmoser, W.; Egger, B.; Ladurner, P.: Bioadhesion in the interstitial flatworm Theama mediterranea.
    International Conference on Adhesion in Aqueous Media: From Biology to Synthetic Materials (AAM2019), Dresden, 2019-09-09. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Hennebert, E.; Wunderer, J.; Pjeta, R.; Ladurner, P.; Flammang, P.: Glycoproteins and carbohydrate-binding proteins in temporary adhering marine invertebrates.
    29th Joint Glycobiology meeting 2018, Ghent, 2018-10-22. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Wunderer, J.; Pjeta, R.; Kao, D.; Aboobaker, A.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: Organ specific expression during tail plate regeneration of Macrostomum lignano.
    10th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2016-11-26.

  • Lecturer(s): Wunderer, J. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Lengerer, B.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Rothbächer, U.; Ladurner, P.: Learning from nature: biological adhesives and their technical and medical applications.
    7th Life Science Meeting Innsbruck 2015 and MCBO Science Day, Innsbruck, 2015-02-27. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Carta, G. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: Identification of releasing related genes in M. lignano adhesive system.
    8th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2014-11-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Pjeta, R. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Wunderer, J.; Carta, G.; Arbore, R.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Ladurner, P.: Fluorescence in situ hybridization of cement gland related genes in Macrostomum lignano and the morphology of the adhesive system of Proseriate Flatworms.
    8th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2014-11-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Wunderer, J. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Rodrigues, M.; Carta, G.; Salvenmoser, W.; Arbore, R.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Rothbächer, U.; Ladurner, P.: Exploring the adhesive system of Macrostomum lignano.
    8th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2014-11-28. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Wunderer, J. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Lengerer, B.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Rothbächer, U.; Ladurner, P.: Learning from nature: biological adhesives and their technical and medical applications.
    6th Life Science Meeting Innsbruck 2014, Innsbruck, 2014-09-25.

  • Lecturer(s): Pjeta, R. Co-author(s): Wunderer, J.; Lengerer, B.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: The elaborate adhesive system of proseriate flatworms.
    2nd International Conference on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives (COST Action TD0906, Final meeting), Istanbul, 2014-05-06. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Wunderer, J. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: Identification of adhesion candidate genes in flatworms.
    2nd International Conference on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives (COST Action TD0906, Final meeting), Istanbul, 2014-05-06. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Schärer, L.; Berezikov, E.; Hess, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: Fundamentals of Adhesive Organ Regeneration in Flatworms.
    9th Meeting of Life Science PhD Students of Innsbruck Universities, Innsbruck, 2013-11-22.

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Ladurner, P.: The adhesive system of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano: a morphological and molecular biology analysis.
    5th ÖGMBT Annual Meeting / 5th Life Science Meeting of the Innsbruck Universities & Biophysics Austria, Innsbruck, 2013-09-25. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Salvenmoser, W. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Schärer, L.; Arbore, R.; Hess, M.; Pfaller, K.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Ladurner, P.: The ultrastructure of the adhesive organs of Macrostomum lignano (Macrostomida, Platyhelminthes).
    Microscopy Conference 2013 (MC2013), Regensburg, 2013-08-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Arbore, R.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Ladurner, P.: The adhesive system of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano: a morphological and molecular biology analysis.
    COST Action TD0906 WG3 & WG4 Scientific Workshop, Cluj-Napoca / Klausenburg, 2013-04-09. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Rodrigues, M. Co-author(s): Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Lengerer, B.; Ladurner, P.: A molecular biology approach in bioadhesion research.
    COST Action TD0906 WG3 & WG4 Scientific Workshop, Cluj-Napoca / Klausenburg, 2013-04-09. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Pjeta, R. Co-author(s): Lengerer, B.; Salvenmoser, W.; Arbore, R.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Ladurner, P.: In situ hybridization screen for tail specific genes in Macrostomum lignano.
    6th International Macrostomum Meeting, Basel, 2012-11-17.

  • Lecturer(s): Lengerer, B. Co-author(s): Salvenmoser, W.; Arbore, R.; Berezikov, E.; Schärer, L.; Kaschutnig, .P.; Pjeta, R.; Gabl, M.; Ladurner, P.: Finding adhesion genes in the flatworm Macrostomum lignano.
    4th Life Science Meeting of Innsbruck Universities, Igls, 2012-09-27. (Web link)



Projects, scholarships and other third-party funds

Research Projects

  • Pjeta, Robert: Permanent adhesives of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano.
    Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung (TWF), Nachwuchsförderung
    2017-02-01 - 2017-10-31

Scholarships

  • Pjeta, Robert: Characterization of adhesive proteins in the flatworm Macrostomum lignano.
    Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck - Vizerektorat für Forschung, Doktoratsstipendien aus der Nachwuchsförderung der LFU
    2014-04-01 - 2015-03-31



Organisation of Events

  • Ladurner, P.; Rothbächer, U.; Rodrigues, M.; Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.; Zeng, F.: Organizers, COST Action CA15216 ENBA (European Network of Bioadhesion Expertise) Training school “Molecular Biology meets Bioadhesion Research”, Innsbruck, Österreich, 2017-09-18 - 2017-09-22. (Web link)

  • Ladurner, P.; Lengerer, B.; Pjeta, R.; Rodrigues, M.; Salvenmoser, W.; Wunderer, J.: Organizers, 9th International Macrostomum Meeting, Innsbruck, Österreich, 2015-11-27 - 2015-11-29. (Web link)

  • Ladurner, P.; Lengerer, B.; Rodrigues, M.; Pjeta, R.; Wunderer, J.: Organizers, Training School "Molecular Approaches in Bioadhesion Research, COST Action TD0906", Innsbruck, Österreich, 2013-07-01 - 2013-07-05. (Web link)

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