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I’m a PhD student in the group of Prof. Huib Ovaa, which focuses on generating ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like reagents. My main focus is on developing and validating a unique transferrable activity-based probe targeting the E1-E2-E3 ubiquitin enzyme cascade. With this groundbreaking probe available, I’m currently applying it to elucidate outstanding biological questions as well as expanding the concept to ubiquitin-like modifiers.


Current Experience

  • PhD student
    Since July 2016

  • PhD student
    Since July 2012
    I joined the Ovaa lab as a Marie Curie Fellow and have been involved in the development of a mechanism-based activity probe targeting the E1-E2-E3 ubiquitin enyzme cascade. Currently, I'm expanding the concept of this founder probe to other ubiquitin-like modifiers and am exploring the underlying biology.

Past Experience

  • Intern
    November 2011 --- June 2012
    During my diploma thesis, I investigated the modulatory effect of small molecules on proteasome activity using different techniques including flow cytometry, biochemical and cell based assays, as well as qPCR.

  • Intern
    January 2011 --- January 2011
    “Heterlogous expression of various type III antibiotics” - Cultivation of bacterial strains - Cloning and expression - Mass spectrometric analysis of metabolites (MS/MS)

  • Intern
    May 2010 --- August 2010
    "Purification and in vitro assays of different LABKC mutants for elucidation of the Labyrinthopeptin-A2 biosynthesis" (Supervision of Prof. R. Süssmuth).

  • Intern
    January 2008 --- January 2009
    - Fermentation, Purification and Generation of Abyssomycin C derivatives - Semisynthetic approaches for validation of possible biosynthetic routes of Abyssomycin C derivatives (Supervision: Prof. Roderich Süssmuth)

  • Summer Internship
    January 2008 --- January 2008
    Supervison: Dr. Ulrike Schimpf


LinkedIn Assessment :
molecular biologyCell biologyCell CultureWestern BlottingPCRBiochemistryLifesciencesFlow CytometryqPCRscienceImmunologyCancer ResearchLife SciencesChemistryReal-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR)Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)ResearchPurificationProtein chemistry


  • Diploma in Chemistry from Technische Universität Berlin in 2012

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