Alumni

CEPLAS Postdoc Programme

Dr. Juliana Almario
CEPLAS Juliana Almario

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Current Position: Researcher, Universiy of Tübingen, Center for Plant Molecular Biology, Kemen Group

Dr. Christos Bazakos
CEPLAS Christos Bazakos

Previous Institute: Department of Comparative, Development and Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Current Position: Postdoc MPIPZ

Dr. Luise Brand
CEPLAS Luise Brand

Previous Institute: Department of Plant Developmental Biology

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Current Position: Postdoc MPIPZ

Dr. Andrea Bräutigam
CEPLAS Andrea Bräutigam

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Professorship for Computational Biology, University of Bielefeld

Dr. Friederike Brüssow
CEPLAS Friederike Brüssow

Previous Institute: Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions, 
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Dr. Wilma van Esse
CEPLAS Wilma van Esse

Previous Institute: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Researcher, Plant Developmental Systems group, Wageningen University (three-year VENI grant scholarship)

Dr. Henning Frerigmann
CEPLAS Henning Frerigmann

Previous Institute: Department of Plant Microbe Interactions, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Project manager at Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH

Dr. Chihiro Furumizu
CEPLAS Chihiro Furumizu

Previous Institute: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Assistant Director/Research Administrator at Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Vera Göhre
CEPLAS Vera Göhre

Previous Institute: Institute of Microbiology
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf


Current Position: Group leader at the Institute for Microbiology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Andrew Heidel
CEPLAS Andrew Heidel

Previous Institute: Institute of Population Genetics
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Nadine Höcker
CEPLAS Nadine Höcker

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Richard Jacoby
CEPLAS Richard Jacoby

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

Current Position: Postdoc UoC

Ganga Jeena
CEPLAS Ganga Jeena

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter
, University of Cologne

Dr. Nozomi Kawamoto
CEPLAS Nozomi Kawamoto

Previous Institute: Institute for Developmental Genetics
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf


Current Position: Postdoc at National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Aichi, Japan

Dr. Ronny Kellner
CEPLAS Ronny Kellner

Previous Institute: Evolution of obligate parasitism and biodiversity
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Dr. Sakshi Khosa
Foto Sakshi Khosa

Previous Institute: Institute of Biochemistry
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 


Current Position: Postdoc at University College London, UK

Dr. Christiane Kiefer
CEPLAS Christiane Kiefer

Previous Institute: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Research Assistant, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Department of Biodiversity and Plant Systematics, Heidelberg University

Dr. Magdalene Kutyniok
CEPLAS Magdalene Kutyniok

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Current Position: Bruker Daltonik GmbH, Bremen

Dr. Yuanyuan Li
CEPLAS Yuanyuan Li

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Molecular and Developmental Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


Current Position: Lecturer at Shandong Normal University, China

Dr. Anita Loeschcke
CEPLAS Anita Loeschcke

Previous Institute: Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology
, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


Current Position: Leader BioSC FocusLab Combicom, Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf c/o Forschungszentrum Jülich

Dr. Peter Lundquist
CEPLAS Peter Lundquist

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Assistant Professor at the Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Otho Mantegazza
CEPLAS Otho Mantegazza

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


Current Position: Postdoc at IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Dévelopment, Montpellier, France

Dr. Anna Matuszyńska
CEPLAS Anna Matuszyńska

Previous Institute: Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Ryohei Thomas Nakano
CEPLAS Ryohei Thomas Nakano

Previous Institute: Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Current Position: Postdoc MPIPZ

Dr. Helge Pallakies
CEPLAS Helge Pallakies

Previous Institute: Institute of Developmental Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Amedon GmbH, Lübeck

Dr. Yao Pan
CEPLAS Yao Pan

Previous Institute: Institute of Informatics
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Application Specialist, Sysmex-Inostics, Hamburg

Dr. Manuela Peukert
CEPLAS Manuela Peukert

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Current Position: Researcher, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food, Max Rubner-Institut, Kulmbach

Dr. Thea Pick
CEPLAS Thea Pick

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: JBEI, Joined Bioenergy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA

Dr. Sebastian Ploch
CEPLAS Sebastian Ploch

Previous Institute: Institute of Population Genetics
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Labmanager, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center, Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Louai Rishmawi
CEPLAS Louai Rishmawi

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Dr. Roxanne van Rooijen
CEPLAS Roxanne van Rooijen

Previous Institute: Developmental and Molecular Plant Biology
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf


Current Position: Postdoc HHU

Dr. Hanna Rövenich

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter

University of Cologne

Current Position: Postdoc UoC

Dr. Melanie Sapp
CEPLAS Melanie Sapp

Previous Institute: Institute of Population Genetics
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 


Current Position: Postdoc HHU

Dr. Mara Schuler-Bermann
CEPLAS Mara Schuler-Bermann

Previous Institute: Developmental and Molecular Plant Biology
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf


Current Position: Postdoc HHU

Dr. Stefanie Schulze
CEPLAS Stefanie Schulze

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Molecular and Developmental Biology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Antonella Succurro
CEPLAS Antonella Succurro

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Current Position: West German Genome Center (WGGC) Officer and Researcher at the LIMES Institute, University of Bonn, Germany

Dr. Filipa Tomé
CEPLAS Filipa Tomé

Previous Institute: Institute for Plant Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf c/o Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Current Position: Scientific Liaison Officer at BioISI - Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Alice Vayssières
CEPLAS Alice Vayssières

Previous Institute: Molecular Systematics, Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne
c/o
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Current Position: Postdoc MPIPZ

Dr. Berkley Walker
CEPLAS Berkley Walker

Previous Institute: von Humboldt Fellow at Institute of Plant Biochemistry
, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


Current Position: Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

Dr. Jinshun Zhong

Previous Institute: Institute for Plant Genetics, HHU
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


Current Position: Postdoc HHU

CEPLAS Graduate School

Ziba Ajami-Rashidi
CEPLAS Ziba Ajami-Rashidi

Previous Institute: Institute for Plant Molecular Ecophysiology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Kumari Billakurthi
CEPLAS Kumari Billakurthi

Previous Institute: Developmental and Molecular Biology of Plants, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Nikolas Ditz
CEPLAS Nikolas Ditz

Previous Institute: Institute of Biochemistry II

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf


Current Position: Research Area D

Satish Kumar Eeda
CEPLAS Satish Kumar Eeda

Previous Institute: Institute of Developmental Biology, Cologne Biocenter

University of Cologne

Current Position: Research Area B

Dr. Philipp Fesel
CEPLAS Philipp Fesel

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Current Position: Innovation Manager, wfk - Cleaning Technology Institute, Krefeld

Dr. Rubén Garrido Oter
CEPLAS Rubén Garrido Oter

Previous Institute: Department of Plant Microbe Interactions
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Research Area 2,3,4

Dr. Katharina Gräfe
CEPLAS Katharina Gräfe

Previous Institute: Institute of Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Jennifer Hage-Hülsmann
CEPLAS Jennifer Hage-Hülsmann

Previous Institute: Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Research Area D

Dr. Meike Hüdig
CEPLAS Meike Hüdig

Previous Institute: Plant Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Plant Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Elaine Jaeger
CEPLAS Elaine Jaeger

Previous Institute: Institute for Genetics, Cologne Biocenter, Terrestrial Microbiology
University of Cologne

Current Position: Research Area C

Dr. Panpan Jiang
CEPLAS Panpan Jiang

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Current Position: Associate Researcher, Dümmen Orange, Rheinberg

Dr. Gwendolyn Kirschner
CEPLAS Gwendolyn Kirschner

Previous Institute: Institute for Developmental Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Crop Functional Genomics, University Bonn

Sarah Kranz-Finger
CEPLAS Sarah Kranz

Previous Institute: Institute of Biochemistry II

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: TunaTech GmbH

Katharina Lentz
CEPLAS Katharina Lentz

Previous Institute: Institute for Genetics, Cologne Biocenter, Terrestrial Microbiology
University of Cologne

Current Position: Research Area C

Dr. Alfredo Mari
CEPLAS Alfredo Mari

Previous Institute: Evolution of obligate parasitism and biodiversity, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Dr. Anna Matuszyńska
CEPLAS Anna Matuszyńska

Previous Institute: Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Priyanka Mishra
CEPLAS Priyanka Mishra

Previous Institute: Cologne Biocenter
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Dr. Udhaya Ponraj
CEPLAS Udhaya Ponraj

Previous Institute: Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Dr. Armin Sadat-Khonsari
CEPLAS Armin Sadat-Khonsari

Previous Institute: Institute for Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Pathology and Translational Genomics, University Hospital Cologne

Dr. Debika Sarkar
CEPLAS Debika Sarkar

Previous Institute: Institute for Genetics, Cologne Biocenter Microbial, Ecological Genetics
University of Cologne

Jan Schulze Hüynck
CEPLAS Jan Schulze Hüynck

Previous Institute: Institute for Genetics, Cologne Biocenter, Terrestrial Microbiology
University of Cologne

Current Position: Research Area C

Anna Sergeeva
CEPLAS Anna Sergeeva

Previous Institute: Institute for Botany
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Research Area A

Dr. Kalpana Shanmugarajah
CEPLAS Kalpana Shanmugarajah

Previous Institute: Institute of Biochemistry
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Suraj Sharma
CEPLAS Suraj Sharma

Previous Institute: Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Dr. Elia Stahl
CEPLAS Elia Stahl

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Molecular Ecophysiology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Research Assistant, Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Esther Sundermann
CEPLAS Esther Sundermann

Previous Institute: Computational Cell Biology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Michael Thielen
CEPLAS Michael Thielen

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute,
 Cologne Biocenter

University of Cologne

Current Position: Research Area C

Dr. Vicky Tilmes
CEPLAS Vicky Tilmes

Previous Institute: Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Plant Developmental Biology, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Agatha Walla
CEPLAS Agatha Walla

Previous Institute: Department of Plant Developmental Biology
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Current Position: Postdoc AG von Korff

Dr. Silke Weckopp
CEPLAS Silke Weckopp

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Dr. Heidi Widmer
CEPLAS Heidi Widmer

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute, Cologne Biocenter, University of Cologne

Current Position: Product Manager, Andermatt Biocontrol AG, Grossdietwil, Switzerland

Dr. Eva Willée
CEPLAS Eva Willée

Previous Institute: Botanical Institute,
 Cologne Biocenter
, University of Cologne

Thomas Wrobel
CEPLAS Thomas Wrobel

Previous Institute: Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Current Position: Research Area B

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich