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authorThilo C. Fischer. Förderverein der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Historische Geologie München Richard-Wagner-Straße 10, D-80333 München, Germany.

Study of Biochemistry and Geology (EK Univ. Tübingen), Diploma in Biochemistry,
Ph.D. and postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) in Molecular Genetics (TU Munich), Professorships at TU Vienna and LMU Munich. Thilo Fischer is founding member of 4GENE GmbH (Biotechnology of Aroma glucosides) and now responsible for Application development and IP. He is private investigator in Palaeontology, member of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, his research interests are in palaeobotany, palaeoentomology (mainly Lepidoptera), plant - insect interactions; he is active as a private bee-keeper.


Marie K. Hörnig. University of Greifswald, Zoological Institute and Museum, Cytology and Evolutionary Biology, Soldmannstr. 23, D-17489 Greifswald, Germany.

Marie K. Hörnig is a postdoctoral researcher in the work group of Steffen Harzsch at the University of Greifswald, but is also associated with the Palaeo-Evo-Devo group of Carolin and Joachim T. Haug at the LMU Munich. During her Diploma and PhD thesis in Greifswald, she worked on the evolution of ontogenesis and the deep-time aspects of social and brood care behaviour of Dictyoptera, as well as the origin of the different morphotypes within this insect group. In the context of her Ph.D. studies she broadens this approach and investigates the evolution of reproductive strategies of fossil insects in general. A further focus of her are imaging methods, especially for amber. These methods comprises, e.g. light microscopy and composite macrophotography under polarised light, stereo photography, micro-computed tomography, and virtual surface reconstructions.

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