People

Ina Beck
Technical Assistant Molecular Biology and Neurobiology
Dr. Ricarda Breitmeyer
Scientist Molecular Biology and Neurobiology

Areas of activity

Molecular neurobiology, neuroinflammation in psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, development of human 2D and 3D in vitro models using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)

Stages of career

2021 - Present   Scientist Molecular Biology and Neurobiology

2018 - 2020       PhD on aberrant neuroimmunological communication in patients with schizophrenia

2015 - 2017       Master of Science in molecular cell biology and immunology,                                                                                      Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen

2011 - 2015       Bachelor of Science in biology, University of Cologne

Roswitha Fischer
Technical Assistant Molecular neurobiology
Sophia-Marie Hartmann
Scientist Molecular Biology and Neurobiology
Johanna Heider
Scientist Molecular Biology and Neurobiology
Dr. Martin Kriebel
Scientist Molecular Biology and Neurobiology

Areas of activity

Light microscopic methods (confocal, wide field microscopy; high content analysis), Neuronal model systems in vitro and in vivo, Drug testing in neuronal culture systems, Molecular genetic knockdown methods (shRNA, miRNA, siRNA) in vitro and in vivo, Individualized lentiviral transduction systems, Immunocyto-, histochemistry; 3D-reconstruction of biological sample material, Non-marking detection method

Stages of career

2008 - Present project manager, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, NMI

2005 - 2008     Research associate at the Department of Molecular Biology, NMI

2005                 Postdoctoral research fellow, Institute for Developmental Biochemistry, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 

2005 PhD in Developmental Biology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen on morphogenetic factors of head development in vertebrates

1996 - 2001     Study of Biology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

1995 - 1996     Study of Social Sciences with focus on Economics, Psychology at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany

Eva-Maria Staufenberg
Technical Assistant Molecular Biology and Neurobiology
Sabrina Vogel
Technical Employee Molecular Biology and Neurobiology

Areas of activity

Molecular neurobiology, Development of patient-derived iPSC-based in vitro cell culture systems in 2D and 3D for the research of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases

Stages of career

2020 - Present  Research Assistant in Molecular Biology and Neurobiology, NMI

2017 - 2019  Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences in Sigmaringen

2013- 2017  Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Technical Medicine in Villingen-Schwenningen

 

Prof. Dr. Hansjürgen Volkmer
Head of Dept. Pharma and Biotech, Head of Neurobiology

Areas of activity

Molecular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity

Stages of career

Since 1998 Head of the Molecular Biology Department

1994 - 1998 Postdoc at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

1989 - 1994 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg

1989 PhD in Genetics, University of Tübingen, Germany

1979 - 1984 Study of Biology, University of Tübingen

 

Dr. Frank Weise
Group Leader Molecular Biology and Neurobiology

Areas of activity

We focus on the analysis of cellular responses to gene expression in order to validate target genes for the pharmaceutical industry. Furthermore, we aim at developing improved cell culture models (co-culture, inflammatory response to exposure to hazardous substances), which, due to their more physiological nature, allow higher predictivity.

Stages of career

since 2009 Group leader of Target Expressions Systems

2002 - 2009 Head of laboratory in the Dept. of Molecular Biology

1998 - 2002 Post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Biology, Tübingen

1997 Doctoral degree at the Free University of Berlin (bacteriophage DNA replication)

1994 - 1996 Doctoral fellow at the National Centre of Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain

1987 - 1993 Student of biochemistry at the Free University of Berlin

 

Jun. Prof. Dr. med. Martin Weiss
Assistent Professor for Molecular Gynecology, Department of Women's Health Faculty of Medicine - University Tübingen
Lisa-Sophie Wüstner
Scientist Molecular Biology and Neurobiology

Student Assistants

Denise Sperlich
Student Assistant Molecular Biology and Neurobiology