2017

Myles Levey

Peter Westhoff - Developmental an Molecular Biology of Plants

Associated PhD student

Thesis : Die Expression des photorespiratorischen Gens 2-Phosphoglycolat-Phosphatase im Genus Flaveria und die Folgen einer beeinträchtigten Photorespiration für die C4-Pflanze Flaveria bidentis

Current Position: Teacher

2016 

David Heckmann 

Martin Lercher – Computational Cell Biology

PhD student (fast-track) 2010 – 2014

Thesis: Mathematical modelling of metabolism applied to the evolution of photosynthesis

iGRAD-Plant Postdoc 2014 – 2016

Current Position: Postdoc at University of California, San Diego (Bernhard Palsson)

 

Sophie de Vries

Laura Rose – Population Genetics

Associated PhD student

Thesis :  The role of the RNA silencing network on the co-evolution of Phytophthora infestans and Solanum spp.

Current Position: Postdoc at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (Claudio Slamovits)

 

Lamprinos Frantzeskakis

Michael Feldbrügge – Microbiology

PhD student

Thesis: The genome of the fungal plant pathogen Thecaphora thlaspeos

Current Position: Postdoc at RWTH Aachen (Ralf Panstruga)

 

Dominik Brilhaus

Andreas Weber – Plant Biochemistry

PhD student (fast track)

Thesis: Transcriptional adaptation in response to changing environments in plants with specialized photosynthesis types

Current Position: Postdoc at HHU (Plant Biochemistry)

 

Julia Kleinmanns

Daniel Schubert – Plant Developmental Epigentics (now at FU Berlin)

Associated PhD student

Thesis: Studies on the regulation of Polycomb-target genes and abiotic stress responses by the Arabidopsis protein BLISTER

Current Position: 

 

Julia Schmid

Rüdiger Simon – Plant Developmental Genetics

Associated PhD student

Thesis: On the Role of CLE40 - A Peptide with Antagonistic Functions in Arabidopsis thaliana Shoot Meristem Development

Current Position:

 

Adrian Hülsewede

Rüdiger Simon – Developmental Genetics

PhD student

Thesis: Functional characterization and analysis of the ARABIDOPSIS CRINKLY 4 promoter

Current Position: Postdoc at HHU (Developmental Genetics)

 

2015 

Viviana Correa Galvis

Peter Jahns – Plant Biochemistry and stress Physiology

PhD student (fast-track)

Thesis: The role of the PsbS protein in the regulation of energy dissipation in vascular plants and green algae

Current Position: Postdoc at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm (Ute Armbruster)

 

Alisandra Denton

Andreas Weber – Plant Biochemistry

PhD student (fast-track)

Thesis: Establishment of C4 Photosynthesis in Ontogeny and Evolution

Current Position: Postdoc at RWTH Aachen (Björn Usadel)

 

Lazar Pavlovic

Peter Jahns – Plant Biochemistry and stress Physiology

PhD student (fast-track)

Thesis: Regulation of energy-dependent quenching (qE) of excess light by the thylakoid transmembrane electric field (Dy) as a dynamic component of the chloroplast proton motive force (pmf)

Current Position: Regulatory Portfolio Manager at Syngenta, Canada

 

Anna Kersting

Martin Lercher – Computational Cell Biology

iGRAD-Plant Postdoc 2012 – 2013 / 2015

Current Position:

 

Thorsten Langner

Michael Feldbrügge – Microbiology

PhD student

Thesis: Charakterisierung der chitinolytischen Maschinerie aus Ustilago maydis

Current Position: Postdoc at Sainsbury Lab, Norwich, UK (Sophien Kamoun)

 

Friederike Bernsdorff

Jürgen Zeier – Molecular Ecophysiology of Plants

PhD student

Thesis: On the role of amino acids in plant disease resistance: Interplay between pipecolic acid and salicylic acid in plant systemic acquired resistance

First position after PhD: Postdoc at John Innes Center, UK (Saskia Hogenhout)

Current Position: Research Support Officer at EMBL-EBI, UK

 

Canan Külahoglu

Andreas Weber – Plant Biochemistry

PhD student

Thesis: The Transcriptomic Blueprint of C4 Photosynthesis

Current Position:

 

2014

Tatjana Levey

Peter Westhoff – Developmental an Molecular Biology of Plants

Associated PhD student

Thesis: Die Funktionen der Gene HCF107 und HCF222 bei der Biogenese der Thylakoidmembran in Arabidopsis thaliana

Current Position: Quality Manager at KHK, Cologne

 

Sophia Aldous

Peter Westhoff – Developmental an Molecular Biology of Plants

PhD student

Thesis: In planta inactivation of the C4 phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC) gene of Flaveria bidentis and evolutionary analyses of the PEPC protein kinase (PPCK) gene family of Flaveria

Current Position:

 

Jan Wiese

Nicole Linka – Plant Biochemistry

PhD student

Thesis: Propionate metabolism in yeast and plants

Current Position:

 

Borjana Arsova

Independent iGRAD-Plant Postdoc 2012 – 2014

Current Position: Chargé de Recherches (F.N.R.S.), Université Liege; since 04 2016: Guest scientist at IBG2 Forschungszentrum Jülich

 

2013

Sarah Keßel-Vigelius

Nicole Linka – Plant Biochemistry

PhD student

Thesis: Toward intracellular membrane Transport-Characterization of the Mitochondrial Carrier Family in Plants

Current Position: Sales Representative Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare

 

Judith Paulus

Georg Groth – Biochemical Plant Physiology

PhD student

Thesis: Kristallisation und vergleichende Strukturuntersuchung der Phosphoenolpyruvat Carboxylase aus der C3 Pflanze Flaveria pringlei und der C4 Pflanze Flaveria trinervia

First Position after PhD: Sales Consultant at Capsid GmbH, Düsseldorf

Current Position: Postdoc at University of Oxford (Renier van der Hoorn)

 

Stefanie Schulze

Peter Westhoff – Developmental an Molecular Biology of Plants

Associated PhD student

Thesis: Evolution of the expression of the GLDP gene family encoding the P subunit of glycine decarboxylase in the genus Flaveria

First Position after PhD: Postdoc at HHU (CEPLAS)

Current Position: Postdoc at HHU (Developmental an Molecular Biology of Plants)

 

Frederique Breuers

Andreas Weber – Plant Biochemistry

Associated PhD student

Thesis: The dynamics of plastid membrane systems

Current Position: Regional Manager at Santis GmbH, Ulm

 

Rene Wink

Rüdiger Simon – Plant Developmental Genetics

PhD student

Thesis: On the funtion of peptide signaling pathways in the root meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana

First Position after PhD: Postdoc at HHU

Current Position: Postdoctoral at WPI-Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University, Japan

 

 

2012 

Tom Ruts

Shizue Matsubara – FZ Jülich

PhD student

Thesis: Diel growth rhythms in plants - Circadian control and environmental response

First position after PhD:  Systembiologe - Crop Trait Knowledge
at BASF Plant Sciences, Belgium

Current Position: Regulatory Affairs Specialist Biotechnology and Crop Protection at Monsanto, Belgium

 

Kristin Bernhardt

Nicole Linka – Plant Biochemistry

Associated PhD student

Thesis: The role of a peroxisomal NAD+ carrier in plants

Current Position:

 

Thea Pick

Andreas Weber – Plant Biochemistry

Associated PhD student

Thesis: A systems biology approach and single gene analysis to identify transporters and regulatory proteins in the plant carbon cycle

First Position after PhD: Postdoc at HHU (CEPLAS)

Current Position: Postdoc Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA (DFG Research Fellowship)

 

 

2011

 

Christian Eßer

Martin Lercher – Computational Cell Biology

iGRAD-Plant Postdoc 2010 – 2011

2012 – 2013: Postdoc at HHU (Computational Cell Biology)

Current Position: Software Engineer at Varion GmbH

 

 

 

 

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