Annika Buhr, PhD student
abuhr (et) uni-osnabrueck.de
I studied Biology at the University of Osnabrück. After finishing my Bachelor thesis in the Plant Physiology department, I joined Heiko Harten as a supervisor for my Master thesis in the Zoology-Developmental Biology group. Since 2018 I am working towards my PhD, focussing on the role of small peptides regulating the calcium transporter SERCA. I am a member of the SFB944-IRTG graduate school.
Maren Janz, PhD student
mjanz (et) uni-osnabrueck.de
I received my BSc in Biology at the University of Potsdam, working on transcription factors in yeast. Afterwards I continued my education at the University of Osnabrück where I became fascinated by working with Drosophila as a model system. I gained my MSc with a thesis on cardioactive peptides in Drosophila. Since 2019, I am a PhD student in the group. My research is focussed on proteins of the endolysosomal pathway and their role in nephrocyte physiology, a project performed in collaboration with the biochemistry section of our institute. I am a member of the SFB944-IRTG graduate school.
Nora Klinke, PhD student
nklinke (et) uni-osnabrueck.de
I started my PhD project on establishing a Drosophila model for arrhythmogenic right ventricular tachycardia (ARVC) in June 2018. The project is based on a collaboration with Prof. Hendrik Milting from the “Erich and Hanna Klessmann Institut” in Bad Oeynhausen. I am investigating a point mutation in the human protein TMEM43, which leads to severe cardiomyopathies in humans. My aim is to establish a model system with the Drosophila homolog CG8111 and thereby understand the mechanism, which is responsible for the onset of the human disease. I am a member of the SFB944-IRTG graduate school and one of the two elected Student Speakers for the IRTG.
Christian Meyer, PhD student
chrimeyer (et) uni-osnabrueck.de
I studied Biology at the University of Osnabrück, receiving my BSc and MSc for my studies on polychaete evolution and ultrastructure. The work was supervised by Günter Purschke. Afterwards I started my PhD project on analysing the differentiation and function of the intracardiac valve cells in Drosophila. The valve cells regulate directional hemolymph flow from posterior to anterior, allowing the distribution of nutrients, signaling peptides etc. to the surrounding tissue and they are important for correct systolic and diastolic heart function. My research focusses on the identification of genes that affect valve cell specification, differentiation and function. The project is funded by the DFG and I am a member of the SFB944-IRTG graduate school.
Marcel Reinhardt, PhD student
mreinhardt (et) uni-osnabrueck.de
I studied Biology and Medicine in the Netherlands with a focus on biological research. During my bachelor thesis I concentrated on human podocytes as a model system for analysing antibody uptake. Afterwards, I joined the University of Osnabrück to receive my Master in Biology. During my master thesis, I focussed on the interaction of the ADAMTSL adapter protein Lonely heart, and Pericardin, a collagen IV like structural ECM protein. In 2019 I started my PhD project on cardiac ECM assembly with a focus on life cell imaging. The project is funded by the SFB944. I am investigating ECM proteins that were labelled with fluorescent markers. This requires the use of several imaging techniques including laser scanning microscopy (LSM) and lattice light sheet microscopy (LLSM). My PhD thesis aims to solve the precise role of the matrix proteins Lonely heart and Pericardin and their interplay with other components of the matrix. I am a member of the SFB944-IRTG graduate school.
Ronja Schiemann, PhD student
rschiemann (et) uni-osnabrueck.de
I received my BSc in Biology from the University of Hamburg. Afterwards I continued my education at the University of Osnabrück, where I studied Biology with a focus on Cellular and Molecular Biology. I received my MSc in 12/2014. For my PhD is joined Heiko Harten to work on the characterisation of the Neprilysin dependent regulation of muscle contraction and heart beat in the fruit fly. I received a fellowship from the Hans-Mühlenhoff-Foundation, which allowed to work towards my PhD.
Currently I am the coordinator of the SFB-integrated graduate school IRTG, which includes various tasks, e.g., the organisation of seminars and the next research retreat.
Jonas Olbrich, PhD student
jonas.olbrich (et) uni-osnabrueck.de
I studied biology at the Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg where I received my bachelor and master degree. During my bachelor‘s thesis I used transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to research the ultrastructure of mice hippocampi. In the time of my master‘s thesis I studied by using super resolution microscopy (e.g. dSTORM) and expansion microscopy (ExM) the structure of the SNARE-complex in primary mice neurons. My PhD Project is funded by the DFG. There I study the myoblast fusion in the absence of fzr, an APC/C adaptor protein, during the development of Drosophila melanogaster. I will focus my work on using state of the art microscopy techniques like TEM with high pressure frozen and freeze substituted (HPF/FS) samples and live cell imaging techniques like confocal laser scanning microscopy (cLSM) and lattice light sheet microscopy (LLSM). I am a member of the SFB944-IRTG graduate school.