Class 2013

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

Joana Goncalves (Portugal)
Current position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne
PhD Thesis and Group: tba, Linda Partridge
Contact: jgoncalves[at]age.mpg.de

Amirabbas Khodakarami (Iran)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne
PhD Thesis and Group: "Investigating the Role of Molecular Chaperones in Stem Cells and Aging" (David Vilchez)
Awards/Fellowships: DAAD STIBET Scholarship, 10/2016
Contact: akhodaka[at]smail.uni-koeln.de

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maria Schotik (Germany)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne
PhD Thesis and Group: "Elucidating the function of novel genes and molecular mechanisms involved in accelerated ageing" (Matthias Hammerschmidt)
Contact: mschotik[at]smail.uni-koeln.de

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

Trieu My Van (Germany)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne
PhD Thesis and Group: "RIPK1 kinase signaling in TNF-induced inflammation and DNA damage-induced HCC" (Manolis Pasparakis)
Contact: tvan1[at]uni-koeln.de