Angela Aringo

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Research Topic: Comparative analysis of vaccine- and pathogen-induced antibody responses
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kalinke, Department of Experimental Infection Research, Twincore
Academic Background: Erasmus Mundus in Vaccinology (Lyon, Barcelona, Antwerpen)


Azadeh Azadegan

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Research Topic: Identifying novel druggable targets in the herpesviral life cycle
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulz, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Medical Microbiology, Tehran University of medical science, Iran


Safaa Bouheraoua

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Research Topic: Investigation of the bi-directional interaction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the human host microenvironment in development of persistent infection in the lower respiratory tract of humans
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susann Häußler, Institute of Molecular Bacteriology, Twincore
Academic Background: Infection, inflammation and cancer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland


Belén Carriquí Madroñal

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Research Topic: The impact of human genetic variants on hepatitis C virus cell entry
Supervisor: Prof. asoc. inv. Dr. Gisa Gerold, Institute for Experimental Virology, Twincore
Academic Background: "Molecular Infection Biology (Specialization: Immunology and Virology), Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg"

 


Shruti Chopra

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Research Topic: Regulation of myeloid cell immune responses by SOCS2 in infectious diseases
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlüter, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus, India

 


Nicola Frericks

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Research Topic: Viral determinants of hepatitis C virus resistance to interferon and their relevance for broad resistance to HCV specific antivirals
Supervisor: Dr. Julie Sheldon, Institute for Experimental Virology, Twincore
Academic Background: Medical Biology, University Duisburg-Essen


Rajendra Khanal

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Research Topic: Regulation of macrophages by OTUB2 in listeriosis and salmonellosis
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlüter, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Applied and Commercial Biotechnology, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

 


Luise Krajewski

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Research Topic: Impact of HCMV infection on antigen presentation by primary human antigen presenting cells
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kalinke, Department of Experimental Infection Research, Twincore
Academic Background: Molecular Microbiology, Leibniz University Hannover

 


Carolina Mastella Botelho

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Research Topic: Unravelling molecular mechanisms of resistance in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susann Häußler, Institute of Molecular Bacteriology, Twincore
Academic Background: Infectious Disease and One Health Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree; Tours, Barcelona, Edinburgh

 


Alina Matthaei

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Research Topic: Interaction between hepatitis C virus and lipoproteins and its role for
infection and viral persistence"
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann, Institute for Experimental Virology, Twincore
Academic Background: Virology, Microbiology, Immunology, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

 


Miguel Ángel Palacios Pedrero

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Research Topic: Ageing and immuno-senescence
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Albert Osterhaus / Prof. Dr. Guus Rimmelzwaan, Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation
Academic Background: Molecular and Cellular Immunology, University of Granada, Spain

 


Isabelle Reichert

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Research Topic: The relevance of lipid droplet biogenesis to the hepatitis C virus replication organelle
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann / Dr. Gabrielle Vieyres, Institute for Experimental Virology, Twincore
Academic Background: Virology, Ulm University


Foozie Sahne

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Research Topic: Developing an in vitro test system to predict immunogenicity of biological compounds in humans
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Institute of Immunology, Hannover Medical School / Prof. Dr. Armin Braun, Fraunhofer – ITEM, Hannover
Academic Background: Chemical-Biotechnology Engineering, Babol Noshirvani, University of Technology, Iran

 


Sunayana Shyam Jandhyala

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Research Topic: Regulation of the latent Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus Genome
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulz, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Microbiology, Virology, Bioinformatics, Cell biology; South Dakota State University, USA

 


Rebecca Siemes

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Research Topic: Effects of NKG2D ligand-expressing cytomegaloviruses on CMV-specific T cells
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Messerle, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Biomedical Science, Maastricht University, Netherlands

 


Andrea Spaić

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Research Topic: Pathogenicity of biofilms formed on medical implants and to develop innovative treatment strategies that target biofilm resistance mechanisms
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Meike Stiesch, Clinic for Dental Prosthetics, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Microbiology, Novi Sad, Serbia


Katja Steppich

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Research Topic: Comprehensive characterization of T cell subsets in patients with chronic hepatitis B who stop long-term antiviral therapy with Nucelos(t)ide analogues
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Cornberg, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School


Eshraq Tantawy

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Research Topic: Unravelling a new virulence strategy by Staphylococcus aureus
Supervisor: Dr. Volker Winstel, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Infection Biology, University of Glasgow

 


Ines Tapken

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Research Topic: Optimizing immune cell-based protection against cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in preclinical models
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster / Dr. Stephan Halle, PhD, Institute of Immunology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Biochemistry, Hannover Medical School


Jiayi Wang

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Research Topic: The role of epigenetic modifications in varicella zoster virus latency, reactivation and pathogenesis
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Abel Viejo-Borbolla, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Pathogenic Biology, Qingdao University, China

 


Maike Willers

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Research Topic: Impact of microbiota on the development of the immune system in preterm neonates and their susceptibility towards respiratory and septic diseases
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Viemann, Clinic for Paediatric Pneumology and Neonatology, Hannover Medical School
Academic Background: Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School

 


Melina Winkler

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Research Topic: Mechanisms and Determinants of Hepatitis C Virus Tropism
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann, Institute for Experimental Virology, Twincore
Academic Background: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kiel