Class 2011

Dr. Colin Donohoe (USA/Ireland)
Current position: Scientist R&D, Qiagen, Hilden, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Atf3 Bridges the Gap Between Cell Polarity and the Nucleus" (Prof. Mirka Uhlirova)

Dr. Annette Kießlich (Germany)
Current position: Head of Medical Science Liasion, AstraZeneca GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
PhD thesis: "Role of SIRT3 and GCN5L1 in regulation of biogenesis and structural organization of the respiratory chain through reversible lysine acetylation" (Prof. Günther Schwarz)

Dr. Pranav Kelkar (India)
Current position: Medical Advisor, Abbott, Mumbai, India
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Characterizing novel functions of Nesprin-2" (Prof. Angelika Noegel)
Awards/Fellowships: "Award of Excellence" Novartis 2016
"EMBL travel fellowship" 2014

Dr. Dennis Lal (Germany)
Current position: Assistant Professor and Assistant Staff, Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA
Visiting Scientist, Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, USA
Group leader, University of Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Rare genetic risk factors in common idiopathic epilepsy syndromes" (Prof. Peter Nürnberg)
Awards/Fellowships: Research grant, Köln Fortune Foundation, 02/2017
Research grant, Dravet Foundation, 11/2016
Young investigator grant, University of Cologne, 10/2015
German Society of Human Genetics, prize for "best PhD thesis nationwide", 04/2015
German Academic Exchange Service, 2-year fully-funded postdoctoral fellowship, 03/2015
Klaus-Liebrecht Award for best PhD thesis at the University of Cologne, 01/2015
1st place poster prize at the EuroEPINOMICS Meeting, 11/2013

Dr. Susanne Vorhagen (Germany)
Current position: Coordinator, RTG2550 - Dynamic Regulation of Cellular Protein Localization, University of Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "aPKCλ function in epidermal asymmetric cell division and carcinogenensis" (Prof. Carien Niessen)
Awards/Fellowships: CECAD Travel Grant, 2015
ADF poster prize, Annual Meeting Germany Society for Dermatology Research, 2015
ESDR Travel Grant, 2013
EMBO Poster Prize, Stem Cells in Cancer 2nd Annual Cambridge Stem Cell International Symposium, 2012