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<strong>Maximilian Stötzel is joining us in October as a PhD student. Welcome Maxi!</strong>

Maximilian Stötzel is joining us in October as a PhD student. Welcome Maxi!

Originally, I am from Siegen, a very wooded and beautiful region in the middle of Germany. I graduated in biology with a focus on molecular biology and biochemistry in Giessen. My research background is molecular biology and microbiology. I am passionately interested in human genetics, development and stem cell research. In addition, I also like to learn about the history of humankind. Apart from science, I love to play handball and chess, listening to music, go out with friends or just experiencing nature.
<strong>Chieh-Yu (Joy) Cheng is joining us in July as a PhD student. Welcome Joy!</strong>

Chieh-Yu (Joy) Cheng is joining us in July as a PhD student. Welcome Joy!

I am originally from Taiwan where I also did my Bachelor in life sciences. I then studied neuroscience in Tübingen, a tiny lovely town in southern Germany. My background is cellular and molecular biology but I’m very fascinated by all the latest sequencing technologies. Therefore, I’m trying to learn and apply both wet lab experiments and bioinformatics analysis to understand different gene regulation mechanisms during development and/or diseases. Apart from science, I’m a big fan of aviation and I go swimming, practice kendo, read, play PS4, drink beer, check out exhibitions and theatres. Yes… life is too short to do everything I’m interested in.

<p><strong>We are hosting two summer students this summer.</strong></p>

We are hosting two summer students this summer.

Derya Atilla and Burak Köksal are going to spend the summer in our lab and learn stem cell biology. 

Derya | I am a junior at İstanbul Technical University majoring in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Also I am studying in Chemical Engineering as my double major program to sort out my further researches in the field of Molecular Biology and Genetics by using the engineering viewpoint in modeling, drug design and biosensors. I am highly interested in the molecular mechanisms of the stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases and the fascinating potential use of the stem cells in several fields. Apart from the lab, I enjoy dancing, swimming, hanging out with my friends, going to cinema and last but not least exploring the new places and cultures all over the world.

Burak | I am originally from Turkey, where I am also doing my Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and genetics. I am a junior student, so my interests are not that particular yet since I’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg. My research experience has included colorectal cancer and leukemia gene regulation studies, bioinformatics, and disease genomics. I am also fascinated by the concept of STEM cells. Outside of the lab, I enjoy exploring different places, visiting museums, attending concerts, checking out theatre and musicals, watching TV series, drinking beer, and obviously dancing.
<p><strong>Dhanur receives the DAAD PhD fellowship!</strong></p>

Dhanur receives the DAAD PhD fellowship!

Our graduate student Dhanur Prakash Iyer received the prestigious DAAD PhD fellowship! The fellowship will support Dhanur in his studies on miRNA-mediated regulation of mammalian development. Congrats Dhanur!

<h1 class="serif"><strong>Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu receives Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 2018.</strong></h1>
Aydan Bulut Karslioglu, head of a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, is one of six international scientific talents, who will receive a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation this year. The scientist will get 1.64 million euros to set up her own research group. Together with her team, she wants to link external factors such as lifestyle or nutrition to the inner workings of the embryo.

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