Students of the year 2020


Frauke Sophie Bahr GERMANY
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Evgeni Ponimaskin (Neurophysiology) / Prof. Dr. Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner (Cardiology)
Project: Immunoregulatory functions of the serotonin receptor 5-HT7 for myocardial remodeling in response to myocardial infarction


Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hildegard Büning (Experimental Hematology) / Prof. Dr. Thomas Thum (IMTTS)
Project: Barcoded AAV capsid libraries – the search for the best variant for in vivo gene transfer to boost cardiac regeneration
Sinje left the program due to personal reasons!


Steffen Günzel GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Halyna Shcherbata, Cell Biochemistry
Project: Role of major non-integrin ECM receptor Dystroglycan


Funmilola Haukamp GERMANY
Supervisor: Dr. Christina Bade-Döding, Transfusion Medicine
Project: The molecular basis of differential immunological Abacavir-mediated hypersensitivity reactions
Final exam: June 2023


Nurul Khalida Ibrahim MALAYSIA
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Martin Stanulla / Laura Hinze (Pediatric Hematology & Oncology)
Project: Deciphering the molecular regulation of Wnt/STOP in drug-resistant leukemias using CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing


Malte Juchem GERMANY
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Thum / Dr. Christian Bär (IMTTS)
Project: Screening and validation of natural compound libraries in human iPSC-cardiomyocytes for the treatment of Fabry disease


Bushra Khan INDIA
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Theresia Kraft / Dr. Arnab Nayak (Molecular- and Cell Physiology)
Project: Role of SUMO isopeptidases in muscle organization and cachexia
Bushra is class speaker!


Ömer Kocdölü GERMANY
Supervisor: PD Dr. Martin Fischer/ Prof. Dr. Christian Wahl-Schott (Neurophysiology)
Project: Functional characterization of endo-lysosomal TPC channels


Jonathan Lühmann GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Doris Steinemann (Human Genetics)
Project: Optical Mapping to detect structural genomic variants in cancer
Jonathan is class speaker!

Final exam November 2023


Josephine MacDonald UK
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hildegard Büning / Prof. Dr. Axel Schambach (Experimental Hematology)
Project: Tailoring AAV vectors for gene therapy of inner ear disorders by directed evolution


Hanna L. Redeker, nee Martin GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Arndt Vogel / Dr. Anna Saborowski (Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endocrinology)
Project: Biliary cells in liver regeneration and repair


Jennifer Marx GERMANY
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hildegard Büning / Prof. Dr. Axel Schambach (Experimental Hematology)
Project: Improving AAV vectors by capsid engineering for gene therapy of inner ear disorders


Philip Mausberg GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Britta Eiz-Vesper (Transfusionmedicine)
Project: Gene engineered specific cells for personalized adoptive immunotherapy


Gema Morillas Ramos  SPAIN
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Georg Behrens (Rheumatology & Immunology)
Project: Immunological insights into the HIV reservoir formation

Final exam November 2023


Kevin Schmidt GERMANY
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Thum / Dr. Jan Fiedler (IMTTS)
Project: Deciphering molecular actions of glifozines in cardiovascular cells


Charline Sommer GERMANY
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Armin Braun / Dr. Katherina Sewald (Fraunhofer Institute ITEM)
Project: Immune-related mechanisms of IL-2-induced skin rash and lung toxicity


Henrike Steding GERMANY
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christian Kratz / Dr. Tobias Mätzig (Pediatric Hematology & Oncology)
Project: Investigation of clonal heterogeneity in acute leukemia as an avenue to improved treatment strategies


Hayat Zaatiti LEBANON
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dieter Haffner / Dr. Wolfgang Ziegler (Pediatric Kidney, Liver & Metabolic Diseases)
Project: In vitro analysis of epithelial cell dysfunction in hereditary cystic kidney disease (CKD) using human urine-derived renal epithelial (UREC) cell lines.
Left programme in October 2021 due to personal reasons!