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Recruiting Group Leaders

This is a list of currently 20 group leaders who are intending to recruit in the PhD Fall Selection 2021 and potential projects they’re offering.

Please note: this list might change during the application process (new additions or withdrawals), please check back regularly for updated information

Portrait Catherina G. Becker

Catherina G. Becker

Open Projects
  • How do regenerating axons cross the injury site after spinal cord lesion in the zebrafish?
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Histology, Imaging
  • Waking sleeping giants: CSF-progenitor cell signalling in regenerative neurogenesis after spinal cord injury in the zebrafish
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Imaging
Portrait Ünal Coskun

Ünal Coskun

Open Projects
  • Lipidomic analysis in health and disease
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Regulation of receptor signaling by lipid-protein interactions
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biophysics
Portrait Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

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Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich

Open Project
  • The influence of epithelial-mesenchymal transition on cytoskeletal regulation and mitotic progression in cancer cells
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics
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Anke Fuchs

Open Project
  • Development of off-the-shelf organ targeted T regulatory T (Treg) cell therapy
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell Culture, Cell Biology, Immunology
Portrait Anthony Gavalas

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Anthony Gavalas

Open Projects
  • Maturation and functionality of β cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell or Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering
  • Using human pluripotent stem cells to generate islet mini organs
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell or Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioengineering
Portrait Kaomei Guan

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Kaomei Guan

Open Project
  • Role of leptin in cardiomyocyte function under hypoxia condition
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Stem Cell Biology (iPS cells), Animal Model
Portrait Marcus Jahnel

Marcus Jahnel

Open Project
  • RNA folding in the context of biomolecular condensates
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physical Chemistry
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Nils Kröger

Open Projects
  • The Role of Protein Assemblies in Diatom Silica Morphogenesis
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics
  • Genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics on calcareous dinoflagellates
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry
Portrait Henning Morawietz

Henning Morawietz

Open Project
  • Exercise prevents impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on fetal endothelial function
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Master of Science, Expertise in Life Science, Biomedical Research
Portrait Nicolay Ninov

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Nikolay Ninov

Open Project
  • Cell fate plasticity and transdifferentiation during de novo regeneration of metabolic organs
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Developmental Biology, Regenerative Medicine
Portrait Anna Poetsch

Anna Poetsch

Open Projects
  • Using machine learning to understand the genomic distribution of mutations
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Computational Biology or related
  • Gene regulation via DNA damage
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Biology or related (the project is computational on biological data)
Portrait Natalia Rodríguez Muela

Natalia Rodríguez Muela

Open Project
  • Spinal cord organoids to understand selective neuronal loss in motor neuron diseases
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell Culture, Cell Biology, Biochemistry
Portrait Mirko Schmidt

Mirko Schmidt

Open Projects
  • Novel Notch ligands in cortical development
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Neuroscience
  • Novel Notch ligands in Alzheimer’s disease
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Neuroscience
Portrait Michele Solimena

Michele Solimena

Open Projects
  • Beta Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Beta Cell Plasticity in Pregnancy
Portrait Charlotte Steenblock

Charlotte Steenblock

Open Projects
  • Characterization of the interplay between metabolic disorders, the neuroendocrine stress axis and COVID-19.
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Adrenal stem cells under homeostatic and stress conditions
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Cell and Molecular Biology
Portrait Francis Stewart

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Francis Stewart

Open Project
  • Epigenetic regulation of lineage commitment by histone 3 lysine 4 methyltransferases in mouse development, organoids and embryonic stem cells
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular biology, stem cell culture and differentiation, gene expression and transcriptomics, fluorescent microscopy.
Portrait Attila Tóth

Attila Tóth

Open Projects
  • Controling the position and timing of recombination initiation in mouse meiosis
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Bioinformatics
  • Understanding how chromosome numbers are halved during gametogenesis
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics
Portrait Alexander Wurm

Alexander Wurm

Open Project
  • Understanding the epigenome-lncRNA network in cancer progression and response to epigenetic therapies
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Biomedicine, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology
Portrait Sebastian Zeißig

Sebastian Zeißig

Open Project
  • Immunological regulation of early-onset colorectal cancer
Portrait Yixin Zhang

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Yixin Zhang

Open Projects
  • DNA-encoded and addressable chemical library
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Chemistry
  • 3D Bio-printing of cell-laden bio-materials
    Preferred Course of Study/Expertise of Candidate: Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineer

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