Students of the year 2009



Fareed Ahmad INDIA 
supervisor: Dr.  Meyer-Olsen, Clinic for Imunology and Rheumatology, OE 6830. 
project:  Innate Immunity in HIV-1 infection: Role of NK cell phenotype and function on HIV-1 diversity and disease progression
Final exam June 2013; Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, MHH; from 2016 Dermatology, University of Heidelberg; now research scientist at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

Mariam Al-Omari JORDAN 
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Janciauskiene, Pulmonology, OE 6870,  
project: Studies on the link between Alpha-1-Antitrypsin deficiency, respiratory viral infection and development of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
Final exam January 2013; now assistant  Professor at faculty of Medicine, Yarmouk University, Jordan

Sumadi Lukman Anwar INDONESIA
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Lehmann, Pathology, OE 5110,    
project: Epigenetic profiling of hepatocellular carcinoma
Final exam June 2013; Pathology, MHH; Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Stephan Emmrich GERMANY 
supervisor: Dr. Klusmann, Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, OE 6710      
project:  Chromosome 21-encoded microRNAs in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis of Down Syndrome-associated acute myeloid leukemia
Final exam June 2013; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, MHH; now Department of Biology, University of Rochester, USA

Lisa hagemann (nee Föhse) Germany  
supervisor: Dr. Prinz, Immunology, OE 5240, 
project: Controlling the controllers. Towards the modification of regulatory T cell populations in experimental inflammatory pathologies
Final exam June 2013; Immunology, MHH; since 2014 Sysmex Inostics GmbH, Hamburg

Venkateswaran Ganesh INDIA  
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sparwasser, Infection Immunology, TWINCORE,    
project: Immune mechanisms suppressing Asthma post infection by Salmonella typhimurium
Final exam November 2013. Research Scientist II, Analytical Division Laboratory, Pfizer, Chennai, India

Franziska Greulich GERMANY 
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kispert, Molecular Biology, OE 5250,  
project:  The role of Tbx18 in murine heart development
Final exam June 2013; Molecular Biology, MHH; IDO Institute, Helmholtz Research Centre, Munich

Shashi Kumar Gupta INDIA
supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Thum, IFB-Tx,
project: MicroRNAs as therapeutic targets in cardiac disease
Final exam June 2013; Molecular and Translational Therapeutic Strategies, MHH; from December 2018 faculty member (group leader) of CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

Christine Happle ( GERMANY
supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Hansen, Pediatric Pneumology, OE 6710,     
project: Maternofetal transfer of an immunological memory - studies in a murine asthma model
Final exam June 2014. Physician-scientist (group leader), Pediatric Pneumology, MHH

Insa Hoffmann ( Germany  
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dammann, Paediatric Pneumology, OE 6710,
project: Neuroprotection by neuregulin-1 in the setting of systemic Inflammation
Left the program due to personal reasons

Mona El Khatib LEBANON
supervisor: Dr. Plentz, Gastroenterology&Hepatology&Endocrinology, OE 6810,  
project: Analysis and treatment of the Notch signaling pathway in hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma
Final exam November 2012; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, MHH. Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Abdullah Gül University, Kayseri, Turkey

supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dirk  Meyer-Olsen, Clinic for Imunology and Rheumatology, OE 6830. 
project: The role of T cell receptor diversity in HIV-1 infection
Final exam November 2013. Institute of Immunology of CRP-Sante, Luxembourg city; from 2018 Clinical Medicine - Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University, Denmark

Erum Sughra Naqvi INDIA
supervisor: Dr. Niedenthal, Physiological Chemistry, OE 4310, 
project: Identification of specific substrates of SUMOylated components of the MAP-kinase cascades and their function in signal transduction
Final exam November 2012; freelance Science Writer, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ramesh Pandey (Vet.) INDIA
superrvisor:  Prof. Dr. Kabesch, Paediatric Pneumology,     
project: TLR pathway genes and susceptibility for allergy and atopic diseases
Final exam January 2013; Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, MHH. from 2014 SmartAnalyst, Gurgaon, India; now manager at "Value Edge Research Services", Noida, India

Ruhi Phaltane INDIA
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Moritz and Dr. Ute Modlich, REBIRTH, OE 8880,
project: Humanized models to assess the genotoxicity of viral vectors in the context of hematopoietic gene therapy and in vivo selection
Final exam November 2013. Experimental Hematology, MHH; from Jan 2015 postdoctoral scientist at Helmholtz Zentrum München at the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging; from 2018 Medical Consultant and Writer at Syneos Health Communications, Munich; from 2019 professional in medical writing at Kantar Health, Munich

Georgios Sogkas GREECE 
supervisor: Prof. Dr Gessner, Clinic for Immunology and Rheumatology, OE 6830,  
project:  Mechanisms of Ca2+ influx in macrophages in vitro and in vivo
Final exam November 2013. physician-scientist, Clinic of Immunology and Rheumatology, MHH 

Amit Sharma INDIA
supervisor:  Dr. Heuser, Haematology and Oncology, OE 6860,   
project: Pharmacologic strategies to overcome ATRA resistance in patients with acute myeloid leukemia
Final exam November 2013. Hematology and Oncology, MHH

Antoaneta Toncheva BULGARIA
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kabesch, Paediatric Pneumology, OE 6710,  
project: The role of genetic variants in the chromosome 17q21 locus in childhood Asthma
Final exam June 2014. Peatric Pneumology and Allergology, University Children's Hospital Regensburg


Haiyang Yun  (MD) CHINA 
supervisor: Dr. Heuser, Haematology and Oncology, OE 6860,  
project: The role of Mll5 in leukemia stem cell self renewal and differentiation
Final exam November 2013. from June 2014 Research Associate (postdoc position), Haematology, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR), University of Cambridge, UK; now Epigenomics, Epitranscriptomics and novel therapy approaches in AML, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany