Class 2016

Maarouf Baghdadi (Lebanon)
Current position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "Sex-Specific Role of Neuronal Insulin Signalling on Health Span in Mice" (Prof. Dr. Linda Partridge) mbaghdadi[at]age.mpg.de

Raymond Laboy Morales (USA)
Current position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "Role of Mondo/Myc complexes in lifespan regulation" (Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi) rmorales[at]age.mpg.de

Melanie Mittenbühler (Germany)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA. PhD thesis/supervisor: "The Impact of Hepatic FTO on the Initiation and Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma" (Prof. Dr. Jens C. Brüning).

Javier Morón Oset (Spain)
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher (Partridge group), Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "Investigating the repeat length-dependent toxicity and molecular features of C9ORF72-derived poly GA using Drosophila melanogaster" (Prof. Dr. Linda Partridge) jmoron[at]age.mpg.de

Dimitrije Stankovic (Serbia)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne.  PhD thesis/supervisor: "Staying in the loop: Dissecting the link between pre-mRNA splicing and genome integrity" (Prof. Dr. Mirka Uhlirova) sdimitrije[at]gmail.com

Susanna Tulli (Italy)
Current position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "Lipid droplet-deficiency compromises early secretory pathway homeostasis required for autophagy and cellular stress survival" (Dr. Martin Graef) stulli[at]age.mpg.de

Pavana Vaddavalli (India)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "Multiple facets of p53-mediated DNA-damage response: Understanding apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans germ cells" (Prof.Dr. Björn Schumacher) pavana.vaddavalli[at]uk-koeln.de

Kavya Vakkayil (India)
Current position: PhD student, CECAD Research Center, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "Cell non-autonomous regulation of Proteostasis Cell non-autonomous regulation of Proteostasis" (Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hoppe) kvakkay1[at]uni-koeln.de

Dr. Till Popkes van Oepen (Germany)
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "Deciphering the molecular link between nucleolar size and longevity" (Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi) toepen[at]age.mpg.de

Dr. Christina Klausen (Germany)
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher at University Clinic, Bonn, Germany. PhD: at Caesar Research Institute (Host: Dagmar Wachten)
cklausen[at]uni-bonn.de

Laura Wester (Germany)
Current position: PhD student, Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Cologne. PhD thesis/supervisor: "An unbiased forward longevity screen reveals ppp-1 as a novel regulator of longevity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans" (Dr. Martin Denzel) lwester[at]age.mpg.de