Dr. Vanessa Kloke

Coordinator of the Münster Graduate School of Evolution
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Schlossplatz 6
D-48149 Münster

Phone: +49 (0) 251/83 21252
Email: vanessa.kloke@uni-muenster.de

Vanessa Kloke Sw

PhD in 2015

Research Project

How behavioural profiles are shaped: Effects of serotonin transporter genotype and social experience on emotion, cognition, and aggressiveness in mice

PhD Committee

Prof. Dr. Norbert Sachser (Supervisor),
Prof. Dr. Sylvia Kaiser
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Lesch (Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg)


Kloke, V., Schreiber, R.S., Bodden, C., Möllers, J., Ruhmann, H., Kaiser, S., Lesch, K.-P., Sachser, N., Lewejohann, L. (2014): Hope for the best or prepare for the worst? Towards a spatial cognitive bias test for mice. PLoS ONE 9: e105431. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105431

Heiming, R.S., Mönning, A., Jansen, F., Kloke, V., Lesch K.-P., Sachser, N. (2013): To attack, or not to attack? The role of serotonin transporter genotype in the display of maternal aggression. Behavioural Brain Research 242: 135-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2012.12.045 

Kloke, V., Heiming, R.S., Bölting, S., Kaiser, S., Lewejohann, L., Lesch, K.-P., Sachser, N. (2013): Unexpected effects of early-life adversity and social enrichment on the anxiety profile of mice varying in serotonin transporter genotype. Behavioural Brain Research 247: 248-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2013.03.039 

Kloke, V., Jansen, F., Heiming, R.S., Palme, R., Lesch, K.-P., Sachser, N. (2011): The winner and loser effect, serotonin transporter genotype, and the display of offensive aggression. Physiology & Behaviour 103 (5): 565-574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2011.04.021 

Jansen, F., Heiming, R.S., Kloke, V.; Kaiser, S., Palme, R., Lesch, K.-P. & Sachser, N. (2011). Away game or home match: the influence of venue and serotonin transporter genotype on the display of offensive aggression. Behavioural Brain Research 219: 291 - 301 .http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.01.029 

Lewejohann, L., Kloke, V., Heiming, R.S., Jansen, F., Kaiser, S., Schmitt, A., Lesch, K.-P. & Sachser, N. (2010). Social status and day-to-day behaviour of male serotonin transporter knockout mice. Behavioural Brain Research 211: 80-88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2010.03.035


2004-2010 Studies in Biology, University of Münster

Bachelor thesis, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster. Title: The spontaneous behaviour of serotonin transporter knockout mice under environmentally enriched housing conditions (Supervisor Prof. Dr. N. Sachser)

2010 Master thesis, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster. Title: The influence of winner and loser experiences on anxiety induced aggression and hormonal status in wildtype and serotonin transporter knockout mice. (Supervisor Prof. Dr. N. Sachser)
2010-2014 PhD research project, Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Münster