Philipp Pröts BSc. MSc.

Current position


PhD Student in the ‘shallow water symbiosis’ group


Main fields of scientific research


During my master’s study I investigated the morphology of marine bryozoans but switched to nematode morphology for my PhD. My research now focuses on the nematode pharynx and the symbiosis between members of the marine Stilbonematinae and their bacterial ectosymbionts.





Phone: +32 676 9661393


Professional background


Born in the Burgenland, educated in Vienna, studies in Zoology at the University of Vienna, graduated in 2018.



Ott, J., & Pröts, P. (2021). Eubostrichopsis johnpearsei n. gen., n. sp., the first stilbonematid nematode (Nematoda, Desmodoridae) from the US West Coast. Zootaxa, 4949(2), 353–362. doi:


Ott, J., Pröts, P., Scharhauser, F. (2020) A new marine nematode, Catanema schiemeri n. sp. (Desmodoroidea) with multiple prokaryotic symbionts. Acta ZooBot Austria


Pröts, P., Wanninger, A. & Schwaha, T. Life in a tube: morphology of the ctenostome bryozoan Hypophorella expansa. Zoological Lett 5, 28 (2019).