PhD Students 2009

Andrea Bischof

Research Topic: Role of basophils in immunological memory responses to pneumococcal protein antigens and S. pneumoniae infections in mice

Supervisor: PD Dr. Ulrich Maus, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Academic Background: MSc Molecular Life Science, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Nationality: German 

Julia Bortfeld

Research Topic: Analysis of the impact of bacterial respiratory tract infections (Streptococcus pneumoniae) on the induction/break of tolerance in a murine asthma model

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gesine Hansen, Department of Pediatric Pneumology and Neonatology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Diploma in Biology, Leibniz University, Hannover

Nationality: German

Anusara Daenthanasanmak

Research Topic: Genetically programmed dendritic cells expressing the non-structural Hepatitis C virus protein cluster: in vitro and in vivo analyses of multiantigenic and antigen-specific T cells

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Renata Stripecke, Department of Hematology, Hemostasiology and Oncology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: MSc Molecular Life Sciences, University of Stockholm

Nationality: Thai

Simon Danisch

Research Topic: Function of the CD155 ligands TIGIT/WUCAM, CD96 and CD226 in the induction of humoral immunity

Supervisor: Dr. Günter Bernhardt, Institute for Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: MSc Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School

Nationality: German

Baishakhi Datta

Research Topic: Comparison of Chlamydia trachomatis serovars D and L2 with serovars A and Ba on human dendritic cells and peripheral blood monocytes

Supervisor: PD Dr. Annette Wagner, Department of Nephrology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: MSc Molecular Medical Microbiology, University of Nottingham

Nationality: Indian

Deepika Devadas

Research Topic: The dynamics and modes of Herpes Simplex Virus entry into different cell types

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Sodeik, Institute for Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: MSc Molecular Medical Microbiology, University of Nottingham

Nationality: Indian

Adarsh Dharan

Research Topic: Hepatitis C virus nonstructural protein domains required for the formation and correct subcellular targeting of the viral replication complex

Supervisor: Dr. Benno Wölk, Institute for Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: MSc Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology, University of Sussex

Nationality: Indian

Marius Döring

Research Topic: Functional analysis of rare allotypes of human Toll-like receptor 9

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kalinke, Department of Experimental Infection Research, TWINCORE

Academic Background: MSc Biotechnology, RWTH Aachen

Nationality: German

Henrike Fleige

Research Topic: Imaging of Antigen-presentation and DC-T interaction in Bronchus associated lymphoid tissue, BALT

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Institute for Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: MSc Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School

Nationality: German

Anna-Katherina Gatzke

Research Topic: Molecular mechanisms mediating maintenance of cytomegalovirus genomes during latency

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Messerle, Institute for Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Diploma in Biology, TU Braunschweig

Nationality: German

Wiebke Ginter

Research Topic: Role of human DC-SIGN in anti-fungal immunity

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tim Sparwasser, Institute for Infection Immunology, TWINCORE

Academic Background: Diploma in Biology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Nationality: German

 

 

Sarah Hinkelmann

Research Topic: Egress of morbilliviruses from host cells

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Georg Herrler & Prof. Dr. Ludwig Haas, Department of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation

Academic Background: MSc Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School

Nationality: German

Yi-Ju Huang

Research Topic: Functional properties, plasticity and de novo induction of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells within the gut mucosa and gut-associated lymphoid tissues

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jochen Hühn, Department of Experimental Immunology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: MSc Virology, National Taiwan University

Nationality: Taiwanese

Kathrin Hüging

Research Topic: Identification of host factors limiting HCV replication and assembly in non-human and non-liver cells

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Pietschmann, Department of Experimental Virology, TWINCORE

Academic Background: MSc Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School

Nationality: German

Kirstin Jurrat

Research Topic: Signal network analyses of the Met pathway activated by the invasin Internalin B from Listeria monocytogenes

Supervisor: Dr. Lothar Jänsch, Department of Cell Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: Diploma in Biochemistry, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald

Nationality: German

Bahram Kasmapour Seighalani

Research Topic: Intracellular trafficking of phagosomes and immunity: lessons from mycobacteria

Supervisor: Dr. Maximiliano Gutierrez, Department of Vaccinology and Microbiology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: MSc Biotechnology, University of Mannheim

Nationality: Iranian

Lucas Kemper

Research Topic: Crosstalk of T cell receptor signaling and IFN receptor signaling

Supervisor: Dr. Hansjörg Hauser, Department of Gene Regulation and Differentiation, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: Diploma in Biology, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Nationality: German

Uliana Komor

Research Topic: An animal model for biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Supervisor: Dr. Siegfried Weiß, Department of Gene Regulation and Differentiation, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: Diploma in Biology, Novosibirsk State University

Nationality: Russian

Natascha Kruse

Research Topic: Establishment of a mouse model for liver specific HCV expression and replication

Supervisor: Dr. Dagmar Wirth, Department of Gene Regulation and Differentiation, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: Diploma in Biochemistry, Leibniz University, Hannover

Nationality: German

Cornelia Lindner

Research Topic: The function of follicular nodules in the gut and peritoneal cavity for the generation of intestinal Immunoglobulin A

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oliver Pabst, Institute for Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: MSc Biomedicine, Hannover Medical School

Nationality: German

Wiebke Opitz

Research Topic: Host factors implicated in β1-integrin initiated transcytosis of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Petra Dersch, Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Academic Background: MSc Biology, TU Braunschweig

Nationality: German

Kontakt

Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff

GS-FIRE (HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research)

 

Helmholtz Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

Inhoffenstraße 7

38124 Braunschweig

hzigrad.school@helmholtz-hzi.de