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Preliminary Project Titles

This is a list of potential projects our group leaders are offering in the Fall Selection 2020. Please also check the list of participating group leaders.

Group (Institute)Project TitlePreferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate
Simon Alberti(TUD BIOTEC)Molecular mechanisms of translation regulation in neurodegenerative diseaseCell Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics
Hayder Amin(DZNE)Decoding neurogenic functional plasticity in large-scale modelsMaster degree in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Biophysics, or similar disciplines / prior experience in electrophysiology, computation (optional)
Michael Bachmann(HZDR)(together with Claudia Arndt & Frederick Faßlrinner)Engineered T cells for personalized cancer therapyBiology, Biotechnology, Biomedicine
Martin Bornhäuser(TUD Medical Campus)(together with Alexander Wurm & Marius Bill)Role of lnc-RNAs in the leukemogenesis in acute myeloid leukemiaCell Biology
Natalie Dye(TUD PoL)Biophysical analysis of heterogeneity in human gastric cancerPhysics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology
Stefan Diez(TUD B CUBE)Control of bidirectional, vesicular transport systemsBiophysics, Biochemistry, Biology
Mohamed Elgendy(TUD Medical Campus)The role of tumor metabolism in metastasisGeneral molecular and cellular biology techniques, tissue culture, etc. Some experience with mouse work is advantageous but not a must.
The role of tumor metabolism in drug resistance
Karim Fahmy(HZDR)Investigation of structure and stability of DNA-origami for nanoscience
Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich(TUD PoL)Tension-dependence of actin cross-linker binding dynamics in the actin cytoskeleton of animal cells
Anke Fuchs(TUD CRTD)Clinical translation of antigen-targeted regulatory T cells as therapeutic option for graft-versus-host diseaseCell biology, Immunology, Hematology
Tatyana Grinenko(TUD MTZ)Impact of inflammation on induction of hematological malignancyCell Biology, Immunology
Rolf Jessberger(TUD MTZ)Role of a kinetochore protein in mammalian germ cellsCell Biology, Biochemistry, Germ Cell Biology
Mechanism of generating the allergy immunoglobulin ECell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology
Henning Morawietz(TUD MTZ)Exercise prevents impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on fetal endothelial functionMaster of Science/Expertise in Life Science/Biomedical Research
Felix Müller-Planitz(TUD MTZ)The mechanism and structures of chromatin remodeling enzymesProtein Biochemistry, Fluorescence, Cryo-EM
The biogenesis of chromatin studied by long-read, single-molecule sequencing Molecular Biology, Genomics, R
Anna Poetsch(TUD BIOTEC)Genome specificity of mutagenesisComputational Biology, Machine Learning
Yael Politi(TUD B CUBE)Cuticle formation – live imaging of epidermal cellsAdvanced light microscopy techniques
Micro-architecture of spider mechno-sensorsBiophysics/Polymer Science/Material Science
Tilman Rachner(TUD Medical Campus)Dickkopf-1 as target in precision oncology
Natalia Rodríguez-Muela(DZNE/TUD CRTD)Human iPSC-derived 3D organoids to study motor neuron diseasesCell Culture, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
James Sáenz(TUD B CUBE)Elucidating the design prinicples of living membranesBioengineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology
Tatiana Sandoval-Guzmán(TUD CRTD)Regenerative mechanisms of mouse and axolotl appendagesLife Sciences
Mirko Schmidt(TUD Medical Campus)Molecular signaling in malignant brain tumorsLife Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology
Michele Solimena(TUD PLID)Insulin granule microtubule-mediated transport in vitroBiochemistry, Super Resolution Microscopy, Biophysics, Cell Biology
Structural resolution of age-distinct insulin granules by cryo-EMElectron Microscopy, Structural Biology, Cell Biology
Jared Sterneckert(TUD CRTD)Using iPS cells to understand role of aging in the onset of C9orf72-ALS pathogenesis as well as identify novel therapeuticsAdvanced mammalian cell culture
Tomohisa Toda(DZNE)Development and maintenance of adult neural stem cellsMolecular Biology, Neurobiology, Stem Cell Biology, Bioinfomatics
Carsten Werner(IPF)(together with Anna Taubenberger)Studying the role of microenvironment mechanics on cancer progression