Class 2012

Christina Becker (Germany)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne
PhD Thesis and Group: "CLPP - knockout - implications on whole body metabolism and growth" (Aleksandra Trifunovic)
Contact: becker.christina[at]

Ursel Collienne (Germany)
Current position: Postdoc, Bayer AG, Crop Science Division, Germany
PhD Thesis and Group: "Towards Defining the Mechanism of Pacemaking in Dopaminergic Neurons and its Metabolic Modulation." (Peter Kloppenburg)

Juanjiangmeng Du (China)
Current position: Postdoc, lab Peter Nürnberg, Cologne Center for Genomics, Cologne
PhD Thesis and Group: "Molecular Genetics and Genomics of Aging-related Diseases" (Peter Nürnberg)
Contact: j.du[at]

Marianna Gorsky (Germany)
Current position: Consultant, Monitor Deloitte Strategy, Dusseldorf, Germany
PhD Thesis and Group: "Drosophila models of Alzheimer's disease - Effect of lysine acetylation on human Tau toxicity" (Linda Partridge)
Contact: marigorsky[at]

Dominic Seiferling (Germany)
Current position: Project Manager, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
PhD Thesis and Group: "Mammalian ClpP regulates OXPHOS levels but is not required for the mitochondrial unfolded protein response in vivo" (Aleksandra Trifunovic)
Contact: dominic.seiferling[at]

Joanna Stepek (Poland)
Current Position:
tba, Warsaw, Poland
PhD Thesis and Group: "The role of Sirtuin 4 in innate immunity" (Nirmal Robinson)
Contact: j.m.stepek[at]

Varnesh Tiku (India)
Current Position:
Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne
PhD Thesis and Group: "Role of Zinc-Finger Protein; NCL-1 in mediating Dietary Restriction induced Longevity in C. elegangs" (Adam Antebi)
Contact: varnesh.tiku[at]