Class 2013

Dr. Maria del Pilar Miranda (Colombia)
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, U.S.A.
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

Joana Goncalves (Portugal)
Former 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

Dr. Merve Kilinc (Turkey)
Current position: Vakzine Project Management GmbH lab, Germany.
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Filamin A/Cheerio links JNK signaling pathway to tumor growth through interaction with 14-3-3" (Prof. Mirka Uhlirova)

Dr. Priyanka Kohli (India)
Current position: Research Scientist, Evotec, Göttingen, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Characterization of the cilia membrane proteome highlights the impact of actin dynamics in ciliogenesis" (Prof. Thomas Benzing)

Ioana Roxana Macovei (Romania)
Current position: tba
Supervisor: Prof. Rudolf Wiesner

Dr. Anna Lena Ostermann-Parucha (Germany)
Current position: Postdoc, National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), Heidelberg, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "The impact of IEC-specific insulin resistance on gut barrier function and CRC development" (Prof. Thomas Wunderlich)

Dr. Lucie Proksch (Germany)
Current position: Marketing Communications Manager, Miltenyi Biotec, 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  

Dr. Eduardo Silva Ramos (USA)
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin, 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

Dr. Maria Schotik (Germany)
Current position: Science Consulting and Medical Writing
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Elucidating the function of novel genes and molecular mechanisms involved in accelerated ageing" (Prof. Matthias Hammerschmidt)

Dr. Sarah Isabella Denzel (Germany)
Current position: Projectmanager, EIT Health, Cologne
PhD thesis/supervisor: "How does activation of the hexosamine pathway counter proteotoxicity?" (Prof. Adam Antebi)

Dr. Trieu My Van (Germany)
Current position: Nano String Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
PhD thesis/supervisor: "RIPK1 kinase signaling in TNF-induced inflammation and DNA damage-induced HCC" (Prof. Manolis Pasparakis)