* internationally peer-reviewed


*Guo R, Reinhardt K. 2020. Dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids affect volume and metabolism of Drosophila melanogaster sperm. Journal of evolutionary biology 33: 544-550. pdf.

*Hopkins BR, Sepil I, Wigby S. 2020. Structural variation in Drosophila melanogaster spermathecal ducts and its association with sperm competition dynamics. Royal Society Open Science 7: 200130

*Křemenová J, Bartonička T., Balvín O, Otti O, Pavonič M., Reinhardt K, Šimek Z. 2020. Identification and age-dependence of pteridines in bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and bat bugs (C. pipistrelli) using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Scientific Reports. Link

Reinhardt K. 2020. Libellenbeobachtungen im Strandsha-Gebirge (Bulgarien) (Odonata). Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 64, 49-56. pdf

*Striggow F, Medina-Sanchez M, Auernhammer GK, Magdanz V, Friedrich B, Schmidt O.G. 2020. Sperm-driven micromotors moving in oviduct fluid and viscoelastic media. Small e:2000213 link

*Turnell BR, Reinhardt K. 2020. Metabolic rate and oxygen radical levels increase but radical generation rate decreases with male age in Drosophila melanogaster sperm. Journal of Gerontology A link. or pdf file here. Note: A statistics reviewer of this paper suggested alternative approaches. For reasons of space they were not addressed in the paper. However, they do not alter our results at all. Link to the suggested alternative approaches here.

*Vaught RC, Voigt S, Dobler R, Clancy DJ, Reinhardt K, Dowling DK. 2020. Interactions between cytoplasmic and nuclear genomes confer sex‐specific effects on lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of evolutionary biology, 33: 694-713. Link

*Wang Y, Norum M, Oehl K, Yang Y, Zuber R, Yang J, Farine J-P, Gehring N, Flötenmeyer M, Ferveur J-F, Moussian B. 2020. Dysfunction of Oskyddad causes Harlequin-type ichthyosis-like defects in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS Genetics 16: e1008363.

*Zhang XB, Dong W, Li KX, Wang JJ, Shen J, Moussian B, Zhang JZ. 2020. Flexible manipulation of Omb levels in the endogenous expression region of Drosophila wing by combinational overexpression and suppression strategy. Insect Science 27:14-21.



*Carlitz EHD, Runge J-N, König B, Winkler L, Kirschbaum C, Gao W, Lindholm AK. 2019. Steroid hormones in hair reveal sexual maturity and competition in wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). Scientific Reports 9:16925

Dobler R, Dowling DK, Morrow EH & Reinhardt K. 2019. Reply: Mitochondrial replacement and its effects on human health: accounting for non- independence of data in meta-analyses. Human Reproduction Update (NB: this is a response to a non-peer-reviewed piece by an author with severe conflicts of interests).

*Dong W, Dobler R, Dowling DK, Moussian B. 2019. The cuticle inward barrier in Drosophila melanogaster is shaped by mitochondrial and nuclear genotypes and a sex-specific effect of diet. Peer J 7:e7802

*Khalil ISM, Klingner A, Magdanz V, Striggow F, Medina-Sanchez M, Schmidt OG, Misra S. 2019. Modeling of spermbots in a viscous colloidal suspension. Advanced Theory and Simulations 2:1900072

*Khalil ISM, Klingner A, Hamed Y, Magdanz V, Toubar M, Misra S. 2019. Characterization of flagellar propulsion of soft microrobotic sperm in a viscous heterogeneous medium. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Link

*Magdanz V, Boryshpolets S, Ridzewski C, Eckel B, Reinhardt K. 2019. The motility-based swim-up technique separates bull sperm based on differences in metabolic rates and tail length. PLoS ONE 14:e0223576. See press release.

*Magdanz V, Gebauer J, Shoran P, Eltoukhy S, Voigt D, Simmchen J. 2019. Sperm-particle interactions and their prospects for charge mapping. Advanced Biosystems 3: 1900061

Otti O, Deines P, Hammerschmidt K, Reinhardt K. 2019. Do bacteria change their language when they enter the body through wounds? Answers from bedbugs. Frontiers for Young Minds. Link

Reinhardt K. 2019. Bedbugs. Current Biology 29: 1118

*Reinhardt K, Turnell B. 2019. Sperm ageing: a complex business. Functional Ecology 33:1188–1189

Reinhardt K, Kästner T, Kurth M, Wolf H. 2019. Erstnachweis des Weinhähnchens Oecanthus pellucens (Scopoli, 1763) im Dresdner Elbtal. Sächsische Entomologische Zeitschrift 9 (2016/2017): 19-25.

*Reinhardt K, Voigt D, Gorb SN. 2019. Evidence for a sexually selected function of the attachment system in bedbugs Cimex lectularius (Heteroptera, Cimicidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 222: jeb206136. doi:10.1242/jeb.206136

*Roth S, Balvín O, Siva-Jothy MT, Di Iorio O, Benda P, Calva, O, Faundez EI, Anwarali Khan FA, McFadzen M, Lehnert MP, Naylor R, Simov N, Morrow EH, Willassen E, Reinhardt K. 2019. Bedbugs (Cimicidae) evolved before their bat hosts and did not co-speciate with ancient humans. Current Biology 29: 1847–1853. Link (behind paywall but see the nice video abstract)

*Sonntag L, Simmchen J, Magdanz V. 2019 Nano-and micromotors designed for cancer therapy. Molecules 24: 3410. Link

*Voigt S, Erpf AC, Stephan W. 2019. Decreased temperature sensitivity of vestigial gene expression in temperate populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genes 10:498.

*Wetzker C, Reinhardt K. (2019). Distinct metabolic profiles in Drosophila sperm and somatic tissues revealed by two-photon NAD(P)H and FAD autofluorescence lifetime imaging. Scientific Reports 9:19534. Link

*Zuber R, Shaik KS, Meyer F, Ho H-N, Speidel A, Gehring N, Bartoszewski S, Schwarz H, Moussian B. 2019. The putative C-type lectin Schlaff ensures epidermal barrier compactness in Drosophila. Scientific Reports 9:5374


*Abdel Ghaffar HA, Moftah MZ, Favereaux A, Swidan M, Shalaby O, El Ramah, S, Gamal R. 2018. Mitochondrial DNA‐based identification of developmental stages and empty puparia of forensically important flies (Diptera) in Egypt. Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine 4: 129-134. Link

*Balvin O, Roth S, Talbot B, Reinhardt K. 2018. Co-speciation in bedbug Wolbachia parallel the pattern in nematode hosts. Scientific Reports. Link

*Dobler R, Dowling DK, Morrow EH & Reinhardt K. 2018. A systematic review and meta-analysis reveals pervasive effects of germline mitochondrial replacement on components of health. Human Reproduction Update. Link

*Grunau C, Voigt S, Dobler R, Dowling DK, Reinhardt K. 2018. The cytoplasm affects the epigenome in Drosophila melanogaster. Epigenomes . Link

*Medina-Sanchez M, Magdanz V, Guix M, Fomin VM, Schmidt OG. 2018. Swimming Microrobots: Soft, Reconfigurable, and Smart. Advanced Functional Materials

*Predel R, Neupert S, Derst C, Reinhardt K, Wegener C*. 2018. Neuropeptidomics of the bed bug Cimex lectularius. Journal of Proteome Research 17: 440-454. Link.

Reinhardt K. 2018. Bedbug. Reaktion Books, London. Link

Reinhardt K. 2018. Are current figures for the decrease of the biomass of flying insects wrong? Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 62: 33-36.

Reinhardt K. 2018. Bettwanzen: ungesehen, unerwünscht, unbezwungen. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 71: 524-533. Link.

*Wang Y, Berger J, Moussian B. 2018. Trynity models a tube valve in the Drosophila larval airway system. Developmental Biology 437: 75-83

*Wang Y, Moussian B, Schaeffeler E, Schwab M, Nies AT. 2018. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as an innovative preclinical ADME model for solute carrier membrane transporters, with consequences for pharmacology and drug therapy. Drug Discovery Today 23:1746-1760

*Xu H, Medina-Sanchez M, Magdanz V, Schwarz L, Hebenstreit F, Schmidt OG. 2018. Sperm-Hybrid Micromotor for Targeted Drug Delivery. ACS Nano 12: 327-337

*Yu RR, Liu WM, Zhao XM, Zhang M, Li DQ, Zuber R, Ma EB, Zhu KJ, Moussian B, Zhang JZ. 2018. LmCDA1 organizes the cuticle by chitin deacetylation in Locusta migratoria. Insect Molecular Biology


*Eckel B, Guo R, Reinhardt K. 2017. More pitfalls with sperm viability staining and a viability-based stress test to characterise sperm quality. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Link

*Otti O, Deines P, Hammerschmidt K, Reinhardt K. 2017. Regular wounding in a natural system: bacteria associated with reproductive organs of bedbugs and their quorum sensing abilities. Frontiers in Immunology (Molecular Innate Immunity) 8:1855. Link

*Li K, Zhang X, Zuo Y, Liu W, Zhang J, Moussian B. 2017. Timed Knickkopf function is essential for wing cuticle formation in Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 89:1-10

*Reinhardt K. 2017. Traumatic Insemination. Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer (Shackelford & Weekers-Shackelford eds.). We don’t even have a reprint but here is a link – the whole encyclopedia can be purchased for 4000 Euros – clearly a bargain.

*Reinhardt K, Breunig HG, König K. 2017. Autofluorescence lifetime variation in the cuticle of the bedbug Cimex lectularius. Arthropod Structure and Development 46: 56-62 link

*Wang Y, Zuber R, Laudahn A, Berger J, Moussian B. 2017. Cuticular body hairs mediate clumping of small Camponotus floridanus larvae. Arthropod Structure & Development 46: 108-115.

*Wang Y, Carballo RG, Moussian B. 2017. Double cuticle barrier in two global pests, the whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum and the bedbug Cimex lectularius. Journal of experimental biology 220: 1396-1399. link

*Yu Z, Wang Y, Zhao X, Liu X, Ma E, Moussian B, Zhang J. 2017. The ABC transporter ABCH-9C is needed for cuticle barrier construction in Locusta migratoria. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 87: 90-99.

*Zuber R, Norum M, Wang Y, Oehl K, Gehring N, Accardi D, Bartozsewski S, Berger J, Floetenmeyer M, Moussian B. 2017. The ABC transporter Snu and the extracellular protein Snsl cooperate in the formation of the lipid-based inward and outward barrier in the skin of Drosophila. European Journal of Cell Biology 97: 90-101 Link


*Benoit JB, Adelmann ZN, Reinhardt K et al. Unique features of a global human ectoparasite identified through sequencing of the bed bug genome. Nature Communications 7: 10165. link

*Dobler R, Reinhardt K. Heritability, evolvability, phenotypic plasticity and temporal variation in sperm-competition success of Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of evolutionary biology 29: 929-941. link

*Fountain T, Ravinet Mark, Naylor R, Reinhardt K, Butlin RK. 2016. A linkage map and QTL analysis for pyrethroid resistance in the bed bug Cimex lectularius. G3-Genes Genomes Genetics 6:4059-4066. link

*Wang Y, Cruz T, Irion U, Moussian B. 2016. Differentiated muscles are mandatory for gas-filling of the Drosophila airway system. Biology Open. link

*Wang Y, Yu Z, Zhang J, Moussian B. 2016. Regionalization of surface lipids in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 283: 20152994. link

*Yu Z, Zhang X, Wang Y, Moussian B, Zhu KY, Li S, Ma E, Zhang J. LmCYP4G102: An oenocyte-specific cytochrome P450 gene required for cuticular waterproofing in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria. Scientific Reports 6: 29980. link.

*Yu R, Liu W, Li D, Zhao X, Ding G, Zhang M, Ma E, Zhu K, Li S, Moussian B, Zhang J. Helicoidal Organization of Chitin in the Cuticle of the Migratory Locust Requires the Function of the Chitin Deacetylase2 Enzyme (LmCDA2). Journal of Biological Chemistry 291: 24352-24363. link.

*Zhao X, Qin Z, Liu W, Liu X, Moussian B, Ma E, Li S, Zhang J. 2016 Nuclear receptor HR3 controls locust molt by regulating chitin synthesis and degradation genes of Locusta migratoria. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 92: 1-11


*Michels J, Gorb S, Reinhardt K. 2015. Reduction of female copulatory damage by resilin represents evidence for tolerance in sexual conflict. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, link

*Morrow EH, Reinhardt K, Wolff J, Dowling DK. 2015. Risks inherent to mitochondrial replacement. EMBO Reports, link.

*Reinhardt K, Breunig HG, Uchugonova A, König K. 2015. Sperm metabolism is altered during storage by female insects: evidence from two-photon autofluorescence lifetime measurements in bedbugs. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. link

*Reinhardt K, Dobler R, Abbott JK. 2015. An Ecology of Sperm. Sperm Diversification by Natural Selection. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. link

Reinhardt K. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil Günter Köhler zum 65. Geburtstag. Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 59: 145-155. Here.