Class 2014

Dr. Kira Allmeroth (Germany)
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Metabolic control of hair follicle stem cell fate decisions" (Dr. Martin Denzel)

Dr. William Bradshaw (England)
Current position: Research Scientist, Ass. Prof. Kevin Esvelt, MIT Media Lab, Cambridte, MA, USA
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Characterising antibody immunity and ageing in a short-lived teleost." (Dr. Dario Valenzano)

Dr. Markus Doll (Germany)
Current position: Patent Attorney Candidate, Kroher-Strobel Intellectual Property Law, Munich, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "The regulatory role of microRNAs in DNA damage-induced germ cell apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans" (Prof. Björn Schumacher)

Dr. Nils Hansmeier (Germany)
Current position: Researcher, Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Decoding the Impact of Obesity Long Noncoding RNAs on Liver Energy Homeostasis" (Dr. Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld)

Dr. Seda Koyuncu (Turkey)
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher (Dr. David Vilchez), CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Mechanism suppressing proteostasis collapse in pluripotent stem cells and its demise in Huntington’s disease"

Dr. Tania Medeiros (Portugal)
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher (Pernas Group), Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Examining the role of autophagy for mitochondrial homeostasis." (Dr. Martin Graef)
Awards/Fellowships: Poster Prize Nature, EMBO 2017 Autophagy: From molecular principles to human disease, Cavtat-Dubrovnic, Croatia, 09/2017

Dr. Jabiz Nafisi (Iran)
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher (Niessen Group), CECAD Research Center, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Polarity signaling in the regulation of epidermal stem cell spindle orientation and fate" (Prof. Carien Niessen)

Dr. Isabelle Schiffer (Germany)
Current position: Transferscout Life Sciences, Gateway Exzellenz Start-Up Center, University of Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Conserved muscle microRNA, mir-1, regulates C. elegans proteostasis" (Prof. Adam Antebi)

Dr. Robert Sehlke (Germany)
Current position: Translational Bioinformaticion, Excientia
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Integration and inference of molecular regulatory networks: From the Drosophila insulin response to mouse stem cell differentiation dynamics." (Prof. Andreas Beyer)[at]

Dr. Hans-Georg Sprenger (Germany)
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, group of Prof. Sabatini, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Cambridge, USA
PhD thesis/supervisor: "The physiological role of the mitochondrial i-AAA protease YME1L in the nervous system" (Prof. Thomas Langer)

Dr. Anna Vesting (Germany)
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "The role of NIK in obesity associated HCC development" (Prof. Thomas Wunderlich)

Dr. Gulzar Wani (India)
Current position: Postdoc, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
PhD thesis/supervisor: "Role of the mitochondrial peptidases YME1L and OMA1 in hippocampal neural stem and progenitor cells in the adult mouse brain" (Dr. Matteo Bergami)