Alumni

Dr. Naowras Al-Obaidi

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Target Identification of a Small Molecule Rescuing Monastrol-Induced Spindle Defects Can Lipid Metabolism Govern Cytoskeletal Architecture?

Dr. Mykhailo Azarkh

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: In-cell approaches in electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy to study conformations of DNA G-quadruplexes

Dr. Armin Benz

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Artifizielle G-Quadruplexe und Identifizierung von neuen G-Quadruplexliganden

Dr. Martin Benzler

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Insights into the characteristics and functions of G-quadruplexes

Dr. Konrad Bergen

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Structural insights into DNA polymerases encountering aberrant substrates

Dr. Karin Betz

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: X-ray analysis of KlenTaq and 9N DNA polymerases structural insights into the replication of an artificial base pair and DNA binding

Dr. Nina Blatter

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: DNA Synthesis from Aberrant Substrates by KlenTaq DNA Polymerase A Functional and Structural Analysis

Dr. Joachim Braun

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Novel Small Molecule Inhibitors for the Human Kinesins Mklp2 and Kif18A

Dr. Anette Brockmann

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: GSTP1-1 and thiazolide-induced apoptosis in colon carcinoma cells

Dr. Stefanie Bürger

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: The Ubiquitin-like modifier FAT10 in tolerance induction

Dr. Alexander Buntru

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Phosphotyrosine kinase dependent protein complexes and their role in signaling

Dr. Annette Stephanie Buntz

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Schnelle Fluoreszenzlebenszeitmikroskopie in lebenden Zellen:

Untersuchung von Proteininteraktionen, Proteinmodifikationen und

Proteinaktivität

Dr. Holger Bußkamp

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: From New DNA Conjugation Approaches to 3D DNA Networks for an Artificial Extracellular Matrix

Dr. Lili Chu

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Molecular Characterisation of Nucleotide Transporters in Diatoms

Dr. Erica Cirri

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Regulation of the Na,K-ATPase by FXYD1

Dr. Bojana Damnjanovic

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Mechanistic analysis of the pump cycle of the P-type ATPase KdpFABC

Dr. Martin Dauner

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Synthese von alkin- und azidfunktionalisierten Glycosphingolipiden und ihre Fluoreszenzanfärbung in Zellmembranen über bioorthogonale Ligationsreaktionen

Dr. Fredrick Robin Devadoss

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Analysis and Visual Summarization of Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Dr. Nina Dierdorf

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Identification of negative regulators of integrin-mediated cell adhesion

Dr. Johannes Drexler

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Neue Zytostatische Nukleoside : Syntheserouten zu Trifluormethylierten Pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidinen

Dr. Matthias Drum

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Engineering of SNA polymerases for higher discrimination between single nucleobase variations

Dr. Silvia Eger

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Ubiquitination via Chemical Ligation between Artificial Amino Acids

Dr. Matthias Erhardt

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: DEG Proteases in Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr. Michele Felletti

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Catalytic RNA: In Vivo Functions and Applications

Dr. Ann-Katrin Felux

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Sulfoquinovose degradation in bacteria

Dr. Jan Fischer

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Project: The Role of Poly(ADP-Ribosyl)ation in the Molecular and Cellular Response to Nucleotide Excision Repair DNA-Lesions

Dr. Magdalena Ganz

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Project: The Functional Interplay of DEK and PARP-1/2 in the Replication Stress Response

Dr. Sonja Gieseking

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Gerichtete Evolution der humanen DNA-Polymerase ß zur Untersuchung der Bypass-Synthese und der Wirkung sterischer Zwänge auf Funktionalität und Selektivität

Dr. Jonathan Gisin

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Untersuchung des Peptidoglykan-Recyclings in Pseudomoas

Dr. Andreas Groß

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Polymorphismus biologischer Makromoleküle in Zellen : Eine Elektronenspinresonanzspektroskopiestudie

Dr. Magdalena Grzywa

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: "Clickable" chain terminator NAD+ analogs for labeling substrate proteins of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases

Dr. Olga Gutierrez

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Acetone activation by the strictly anaerobic bacterium Desulfococcus biacutus

Dr. Stephan Hacker

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Novel Fluorogenic Nucleotide Probes for Online Monitoring of ATP Consumption

Dr. Julia Häfner

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Function and regulation of the mitotic kinesin Kif18A

Dr. Anne Hanebuth

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Functions and Molecular Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Ribosome-Associated Chaperones

Dr. Norman Hardt

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Nucleotide based activity probes Synthesis and biological application of doubly dye labelled adenosine triphosphates

Dr. Benjamin Heck

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys.

Ph.D. Thesis: PolyQ-mediated fibril formation studied by infrared spectroscopy

Dr. Katharina Henke

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Folding mechanisms of outer membrane proteins into a membrane

Dr. Franziska Höfer

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: The fate of endoplasmic reticulum-targeted proteins in the face of proteasome failure

Dr. Lisa Hölting

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Use of human pluripotent stem cells and their progeny to develop in vitro models for neurotoxity testing

Dr. Eugenia Hoffmann

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Engineering of Bacterially Expressed Erythropoietin by Means of Non-natural Amino Acids for Improved Therapeutic Potential

Dr. Isabelle Holder

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Non-Canonical Nucleic Acids in Bacteria Structural Characterization and Functional Properties of Quadruplex and Triplex Conformations

Dr. Bastian Holzberger

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: From Multi-fluorinated DNA Polymerases to Insights into DNA Synthesis by NMR spectroscopy

Dr. Martin Horn

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Inf.

Ph.D. Thesis: Aktive Segmentierung

Dr. Weichao Huang

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: The molecular synthesis pathway of chrysolaminarin in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Dr. Jennifer Ignatious Raja

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Role of G proteins in olfactory signaling of Drosophila

Dr. Timo Immel

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Titankomplexe: Synthese und Evaluation der Antitumoraktivität

Dr. Christian Jüngst

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Untersuchung der Dynamik von Lipid Droplets in lebenden humanen Zellen

Dr. Puneet Juneja

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Structural and functional analysis of Cysteine loop receptors, Chorismatases and a C-type like Lectin protein

Dr. Khalid Wasim Kalim

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: The role of immunoproteasome subunit LMP7 in modulating T-helper cell differentiation and progression of autoimmune diseases

Dr. Ji Hyoun Kang

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Phylogenetic and Molecular Investigations of the Evolutionary Novelties, Sword and Gonopodium, in the Swordtail Fish (the genus Xiphophorus)

Dr. Johanna Kastl

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biochem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Identification of small molecule inhibitors targeting the Mad2-Cdc20 interaction

Dr. Miriam Koch

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biochem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Insights into co-translational protein quality control mechanisms

Dr. Natalia Kopylova

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Stereoselective Approach to New Conformationally Restricted alpha-Amino Acids,Stereoselective Synthesis of alpha-Trifluoromethylated alpha-Amino Acids

Dr. Grzegorz Kubik

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Deciphering Epigenetic Cytosine Modifications with Transcription Activator Like Effector Proteins

Dr. Philipp Kügler

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Generation of astrocytes from embryonic stem cells

Dr. Zarko Kulic

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Struktur und Interaktion der zweiten Neurolin-Domäne aus dem Goldfisch

Dr. Steffen Lang

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Synthese und biologische Evaluierung von Azaanthracenonen

Dr. Katrin Leinweber

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Communication in biofilms – Biochemical interactions between diatoms and bacteria

Dr. Juliane Leutzow

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Rhodium-Catalyzed [2+2+2] Cycloaddition of Oxime Ethers and Diynes and Synthetic Approaches Towards a Novel Benzoquinolinone Alkaloid

Dr. Lisa Locher

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Structure-Function Analyses of the Ribosome-Associated Chaperone NAC (Nascent Polypeptide-Associated Complex) in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Dr. Jamsad Mannuthodikayil

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Chemical tools for bioconjugation Application of the thioacid-azide ligation

Dr. Tereza Manousaki

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: An Odyssey on exploring the genomic evolution of vertebrates

Dr. Rita Martello

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Characterization and Quantification of Poly(ADP-Ribose) in Cells and Tissues by Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry

Dr. Jutta Mayer

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Microbial desulfonation pathways for natural and pharmacologically relevant C 3-sulfonates

Dr. Anja Meißner

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Intramolekulare Cobalt-katalysierte 2+2+2 -Cycloaddition in der Synthese von Phenanthroviridon- und Amphimedin-Derivaten

Dr. Ricarda Miller

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Directed remote Metalation Strategy Synthesis, Cytotoxicity and DNA-Intercalation of Arnottin I and Schumanniophytine Derivatives

Dr. Martin Möckel

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Functional Characterisation of Kif18A in Xenopus laevis and Generation of Inhibitor-Sensitive Kinesin Chimeras

Dr. Franziska Mortensen

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Regulation and function of the ubiquitin ligase E6AP

Dr. Sarah Mundt

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Targeting the Immunoproteasome in Health and Disease

Dr. Andrea Niederwieser

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Anwendung der Diels-Alder-Reaktion mit inversem Elektronenbedarf für die Fluoreszenzanfärbung zellulärer Glycane

Dr. Samra Obeid

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Snapshots of DNA polymerase processing aberrant substrates structural insights into abasic site bypass and polymerization of 5-alkynylated nucleotide analogs

Dr. Ann-Kathrin Ott

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Dissecting the Functions of the Conserved Nascent Polypeptide-Associated Complex in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Dr. Dana Pagliarini

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Humanbiol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Insights into NEDD8 function and the regulation of its conjugation system

Dr. Christoph Paone

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Contact-induced signal transduction in a cellular context

Dr. Dominik Pöltl

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Degeneration mechanisms in human dopaminergic neurons

Dr. Oliver Popp

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Functional regulation of proteins involved in genomic maintenance by poly(ADP-ribose)

Dr. Steffen Preißler

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Insights into cotranslational protein folding and protein quality control systems on ribosomes

Dr. Ashit Rao

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Effects of the Spicule Matrix Protein SM50 and Carbohydrates on Calcium Carbonate Mineralization

Dr. Charlotte Rehm

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: G-Quadruplex Forming Repeat Sequences In Bacterial Genomes

Dr. Julia Reuther

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Protein Quality Control and Protein Folding at Ribosomes in Pro- and Eukaryotes

Dr. Marta Robotta

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: The Intrinsically Disordered Protein Alpha-Synuclein and its Membrane Interactions Studied by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Dr. Daniel Rösner

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Chemical ubiquitylation of linker histone H1.2 by combining unnatural amino acids with click chemistry

Dr. Stella Ryu

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biotechn.

Ph.D. Thesis: Investigation of the FAT10 conjugation pathway

Dr. Verena Schart

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Metabolic carbohydrate engineering

Dr. Benjamin Scheinhardt

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Synthesis of nanoparticles for studies of their behaviour towards cells

Dr. Moritz Schmidt

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Expanding the Genetic Code to Study the Structure and Interactions of Proteins

Dr. Tatjana Schneider

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: A chemical biological toolbox to study protein ubiquitylation

Dr. Ricarda Schwab

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Investigation of the interaction of FAT10 and VCP (p97)  

Dr. Annika Scior

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Protein Quality Control during Protein Biosynthesis

Dr. Christian Torben Seitz

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Synthesis of spin-labeled carbohydrates for the investigation of lectins and synthesis of carbasugars as activators for the glmS riboswitch

Dr. Vanessa Siegmund

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: DNA and RNA Polymerases with Expanded Substrate Scope Synthesis of Modified Nucleic Acids Using Engineered Polymerases Generated by Directed Evolution

Dr. Roman Sommer

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lectin Antagonists - towards Carbohydrate Based Anti Adhesion Drugs

Dr. Valentina Spinnenhirn

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Functional analysis of the ubiquitin-like modifier FAT10 in autophagy

Dr. Anna-Lena Steck

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Oligonucleotide-modified Nuclotides

Dr. Tobias Strittmatter

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Small Molecule Inhibitors of DNA Polymerase Function

Dr. Elisabeth Stürner

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Proteinqualitätskontrolle am ER und im Nukleus: Funktionelle Charakterisierung der RING E3-Ligasekomplexe Doa10 und Asi

Dr. Myriam Trausch

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Analysis of the HPV E6 "proteome", "ubiquitome" and "interactome"

Dr. Misbha Ud Din Ahmad

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: X-ray crystallographic analyses of archaeal DNA binding proteins TrmBL2 and TrmB

Dr. Camelia Vlad

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Oligomerization, Degradation and Aggregation Reactions and Products of Synuclein Polypeptides Related to Parkinsons Disease

Dr. Maike Voges

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Internalization of pathogens in mammalian cells via CEACAM1

Dr. Sarah Wallrodt

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Detectable NAD+ analogues for poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation

Dr. Janina von Watzdorf

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: New Approaches for Detection of Epigenetic Markers in DNA and RNA

Dr. Michael Weiß

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Bacterial degradation pathways for xenobiotic and natural organosulfonates

Dr. Matthias Weng

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: The role of chromatin organization and structure in neuronal differentiation

Dr. Thomas Wesch

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: De novo-Synthese trifluormethylierter Heterozyklen

Dr. Markus Wieland

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Design of artificial, ribozyme-based genetic switches in bacteria

Dr. Sebastian Wierer

Dr. rer. nat, Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Entwicklung und Anwendung biophysikalischer Einzelmolekültechniken

Dr. Miriam Windler

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol.

Ph.D. Thesis: Bacterial Influence on Diatoms from Photoautotrophic Freshwater Biofilms

Dr. David Witte

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Ph.D. Thesis: Regulation des bakteriellen Phosphotransferase-Systems durch Mlc und Glucokinase

Dr. Ivan Zemkov

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Synthesis and Ecological Impact of Microcystins

Dr. Tiankun Zhao

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Functionalization and in vitro study of cytotoxic salan titanium(IV)-bis-chelates

Dr. Xiaohui Zhao

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: An Approach for the Generation of Ubiquitin Chains of Various Topologies Based on Bioorthogonal Chemistry

Dr. Wenchang Zhou

Dr. rer. nat., M. Sc.

Ph.D. Thesis: Computational studies of AcrB, a Multidrug Efflux Pump