Class 2013

Maria del Pilar Miranda (Colombia)
Current position: PhDstudent, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Regulation of mitochondrial gene expression by the mitochondrial RNA polymerase" (Prof. Nils-Göran Larsson)
Awards/Fellowships: Best Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference Mitochondria & Chloroplasts, Mount Snow VT, USA, 06/2016
mmiranda[at]age.mpg.de

Joana Goncalves (Portugal)
supervisor: Prof. Linda Partridge
 

Dr. Amirabbas Khodakarami (Iran)
Current position: Consultant, ifb, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Investigating the Role of Molecular Chaperones in Stem Cells and Aging" (Dr. David Vilchez)
Awards/Fellowships: DAAD STIBET Scholarship, 10/2016
amirabbass_67[at]yahoo.com

Merve Kilinc (Turkey)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Filamin A/Cheerio links JNK signaling pathway to tumor growth through interaction with 14-3-3" (Prof. Mirka Uhlirova)
mkilinc1[at]uni-koeln.de

Dr. Priyanka Kohli (India) CGA Buddy
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Characterization of the cilia membrane proteome highlights the impact of actin dynamics in ciliogenesis" (Prof. Thomas Benzing)
priyanka.kohli[at]uk-koeln.de

Ioana Roxana Macovei (Romania)
Current position: PhD student, Institute for Vegetative Physiology, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Selective vulnerability of dopaminergic neurons to ageing-related accumulation of mitochondrial DNA mutations" (Prof. Rudolf Wiesner)
imacovei[at]smail.uni-koeln.de

Dr. Anna Lena Ostermann (Germany)
Current position: Postdoc, lab Prof. Thomas Wunderlich, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "The impact of IEC-specific insulin resistance on gut barrier function and CRC development" (Prof. Thomas Wunderlich)
a.ostermann[at]uni-koeln.de

Lucie Proksch (Germany)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "The Role of microRNAs in Aging-Related Proteostasis Pathways in Caenorhabditis elegans" (Prof. Thorsten Hoppe)
Awards/Fellowships: Travel Grant Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, “Molecular Genetics of Aging Meeting", USA, 09/2014  
lproksc1[at]uni-koeln.de

Eduardo Silva Ramos (USA)
Current position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Maintenance and distribution of mammalian mitochondrial nucleoids" (Prof. Nils-Göran Larsson)
Awards/Fellowships: Travel fellowship Max Planck "Visions in Science" committee
Travel fellowship International Coenzyme Q10 Association
eramos[at]age.mpg.de

Dr. Maria Schotik (Germany)
Current position: tba
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Elucidating the function of novel genes and molecular mechanisms involved in accelerated ageing" (Prof. Matthias Hammerschmidt)
maria.schotik[at]googlemail.com

Sarah Isabella Tremmel (Germany)
Current position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "How does activation of the hexosamine pathway counter proteotoxicity?" (Prof. Adam Antebi)
Sarah.tremmel[at]age.mpg.de

Dr. Trieu My Van (Germany)
Current position: Postdoc, lab Prof. Manolis Pasparakis, CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "RIPK1 kinase signaling in TNF-induced inflammation and DNA damage-induced HCC" (Prof. Manolis Pasparakis)
tvan1[at]uni-koeln.de