Students of the year 2019


Naisam Abbas ISRAEL  
Supervisors: Dr. Filippo Perbellini / Prof. Dr. Thomas Thum, IMTTS
Project: Investigating the regenerative potential of microRNA and non-coding RNA for translational medicine.

Final exam November 2023


Mareike Ahrends GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Armin Braun, Fraunhofer Institute ITEM
Project: Mechanisms to prevent RSV-mediated Asthma onset and exacerbations


Manfred Anim GHANA
Supervisors: Dr. F. Atschekzei / Prof. Dr. reihold e. Schmidt, Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Project: Identification of epigenetic factors in multi-organ autoimmunity
Final exam November 2022


Ekaterina Chukhno RUSSIA
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Institute of Immunology,
Project: The role of atypical chemokine receptors for the functional organization of lymphoid organs
Left the program due to personal reasons!


Sarah Cushman USA 
Supervisors: Dr. Christian Bär / Prof. Dr. Thomas Thum, IMTTS
Project: Circular RNA in Cardiac Development and Disease

Final exam November 2023


Jenni Fleischauer GERMANY 
Supervisors: Dr. Michael Rothe / Prof. Dr. Axel Schambach, Institute of Experimental Hematology
Project: Molecular and cellular factors influencing the stemness and engraftment potential of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells

Final exam November 2023


Adel Gazizowa RUSSIA 
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Constanca Figueiredo, Transfusion Medicine
Left the program due to personal reasons!


Marina Gingele GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Britta Eiz-Vesper, Institute of Transfusion Medicine,
Project: Impact of HCMV infection on antigen presentation by primary human antigen presenting cells
Marina left the program in 2020 due to personal reasons!


Maximilian Keisker GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Axel Schambach, Institute of Experimental Hematology
Project: Stem and progenitor cells for disease modeling and gene therapy of hearing loss


Christian Melcher GERMANY
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. H. Lee/ Dr. Niko Föger, Institute of Clinical Chemistry,
Project: Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of immunoregulatory plasma cells and their role during inflammatory disease


Greta Meyer GERMANY 
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christine Falk, Institute of Transplantation Immunology
Project: Modulation of T and NK cell responses by recombinant NKG2DL expressing human CMV strains as strategy for the development of a CMV vaccine

Final exam November 2023


Philipp Joel Mroch GERMANY
Supervisors: Dr. Katherina Sewald / Prof. Dr. Armin Braun, Fraunhofer Institute ITEM,
Project: Molecular mechanisms of lung regeneration


Larissa Nassauer GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Axel Schambach, Insitute of Experimental Haematology,
Project: Development and validation of novel gene therapeutic approaches for correction of and protection from hearing loss


Dimyana Neufeldt GERMANY 
Supervisors: Dr. Christian Bär / Prof. Dr. Thomas Thum, IMTTS
Project: CircRNAs in postnatal heart development and cardiac disease
Final exam November 2022


Olga Oleshko RUSSIA Oleshko.Olga[at]
Supervisors: Dr. Sonja Werwitzke / Prof. Dr. Andreas Tiede, Department of Hematology and Oncology
Project: Improvement of FVIII replacement therapy in murine haemophilia A


Sabrina Osterhof GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Axel Schambach, Experimental Hematology
Project: Novel gene therapy-based immunotherapeutic strategies to target breast cancer
Left the program due to personal reasons!


Tom Pieper GERMANY 
Supervisors: PD Dr. Matthias Hardtke-Wolenski / Dr. Elmar Jaeckel, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology,
Project:  Development of regulatory T cells (Tregs) enhanced by beta cell specific chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D)
Tom is class speaker!

Final exam June 2022


Fairouz Qasrawi GERMANY 
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Kispert, Institute of Molecular Biology
Project: Molecular pathways in urothelial differentiation in the mouse: Functional analysis of Tbx2/Tbx3 and other transcription factors

Final exam June 2022


Claudio Rodriguez Gonzalez SPAIN 
Supervisors: Dr. Antje Munder / PD. Dr. Nico Lachmann, Department of Pediatric Pneumology and Institute of Experimental Hematology
Project: Pulmonary transplantation of macrophages as a cell-based therapy to treat chronic infections in the cystic fibrosis lung

Final exam June 2022


Ona Marija Singh LITHUANIA
Supervisors: Dr. Yatsenko / Prof. Dr. Halyna Shcherbata, Institute of Cell Biochemistry
Project:  Stress-dependent regulation of neuromuscular disease-associated proteins by miRNAs


Sachin K. Singh Chauhan (associated) INDIA
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Köhl, Dr. Strephan Klöss, Institute of Cellular Therapeutics
Project: Development of mono- and dual-CAR-NK cells against Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma