Uriel Aquino Ruiz

Research Topic: Modulation of immune cell function by flavivirus non-structural proteins
Supervisor: Dr. Imke Steffen, Department of Biochemistry, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
Academic Background: Immunology and Parasitology; Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil


Abraham Ayanwale

Research Topic: Defective interfering particles (DIPs) as novel effective antiviral tools against influenza and other emerging viral diseases
Supervisor: Dr. Benjamin Nilsson-Payant, Institute of Experimental Virology, Twincore
Academic Background: Infectious Diseases and One Health, Erasmus

 


Yiyang Cai

Student

Research Topic: Discovery of human genetic signatures affecting extracellular trap formation
Supervisor: Dr. Volker Winstel, Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections, Twincore & Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, MHH
Academic Background: Cell biology and microbiology, Imperial College London


Shruti Chowdhury

Student

Research Topic: Dissolving immune control of chronic hepatitis D virus infection – Data science
Supervisor: Dr. Helenie Kefalakes, Dpt. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, MHH
Academic Background: Zoology, University of Calcutta


Marcella Cipelli

Student

Research Topic: Metabolic characterisation of Foxp3+ RORt+ T cell population in the experimental model of colitis-associated colorectal cancer (CAC)
Supervisor: PD Dr. Matthias Lochner, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, MHH
Academic Background: Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo


Berislav Cuvalo

Student

Research Topic: Characterizing anti HCMV immunity in an infection model of explanted human lungs
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Institute of Immunology, MHH
Academic Background: Biomedicine, MHH


Abdulwahab Elsayed

Student

Research Topic: Novel mechanisms of immune dysregulation in seronegative spondyloarthropathies
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Torsten Witte, Clinic of Rheumatology and Immunology, MHH
Academic Background: Genetic Engeneering Korea (South)

 


Lisa Görtz

Student

Research Topic: Modulation of mitochondrial function in infections with Clostridioides difficile
Supervisor: PD Dr. Matthias Lochner, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, MHH
Academic Background: Molecular nutritional science, University of Hohenheim

 


Reem Hoblos

Student

Research Topic: Characterization of the CD4+ T-cell response in chronic hepatitis D virus infection
Supervisor: Dr. Helenie Kefalakes, Dpt. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, MHH
Academic Background: Biology, University of Balamand, Lebanon


Muhammed Kalkan

Student

Research Topic: Type-specific role of novel virus-host interplay during AdV infection cycle to improve vaccine vectors
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sabrina Schreiner-Gruber, Institute of Virology, MHH
Academic Background: Istanbul University, Institute of Health Sciences


Fenja Laue

Student

Research Topic: Pan-genotypic neutralizing antibodies as a therapeutic option against Hepatitis E Virus
Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Behrendt, Research Group Translational Virology
Academic Background: Infection biology and cell biology, TU Braunschweig
 


Elene Loliashvilli

Student

Research Topic: Epitranscriptomic regulation of VZV infection
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Daniel Depledge, Institute of Virology, MHH
Academic Background: Molecular and Cellular Biology, LMU München


Katharina Rahmel

Student

Research Topic: The role of direct and cross-presentation in the stimulation of HCMV-specific T-cell responses
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kalinke, Institute for Experimental Infection Research, Twincore
Academic Background: Biochemistry, MHH


Lennart Riemann

Student

Research Topic: Immunological profiling of children with recurrent wheezing and its association with clinical outcome
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster & Prof. Dr. Gesine Hansen, Institute of Immunology & Clinic of Paediatrics, Allergology and Neonatology, MHH
Academic Background: Human Medicine, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


Abdus Salam

Student

Research Topic: Analysis of B cell responses against the hepatitis B surface antigen on the single cell level
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kalinke, Institute for Experimental Infection Research, Twincore
Academic Background: M.Phil. Biotechnology, Islamabad


Josephine Schenk

Student

Research Topic: Modulation of cellular metabolism and intrinsic immune responses by Varicella Zoster Virus
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Abel Viejo-Borbolla, Institute of Virology, MHH
Academic Background: Biomedicine, MHH

 


Sarah Truthe

Student

Research Topic: The impact of the interaction of C-type lectin receptors for infections with potentially pulmonary pathogens
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hortense Slevogt, Clinic for Pneumology, MHH
Academic Background: Molecular Microbiology, LUH


Thu-Hien Vu

Student

Research Topic: Laboratory evolution of antimicrobial resistance through horizontal gene transfer in bacterial communities
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marco Galardini, Institute of Molecular Bacteriology
Academic Background: Molecular Biology, University of Szeged, Hungary


Ziqing Wang

Student

Research Topic: Understanding the impact of maternal factors and the developing microbiota on γδ T cell functionalities in the neonate
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sarina Ravens, Institute of Immunology, MHH
Academic Background: Immunology, molecular medicine, microbiology, Sun Yat-Sen University


Kai Wenk

Student

Research Topic: ocking of herpes simplex virus capsids to the nuclear pores and release of the viral genomes into the nucleoplasm for viral transcription and replication
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Sodeik, Institute of Virology, MHH
Academic Background: Biomedicine, Justus-Liebig Universität, Gießen