Category Archives: Short Profile

Anastasia Solomatina – A Boomerang between Bonn and Melbourne

Anastasia Solomatina started her PhD project in April 2016 in the group of Prof. Kolanus at the LIMES institute. She is part of the Bo&MeRanG program , which is a joint graduate school of the universities of Bonn and Melbourne. This gives the participants the opportunity to do part of their PhD work at their partner laboratory in Australia and receive a PhD from both … Continue reading Anastasia Solomatina – A Boomerang between Bonn and Melbourne »

Katarzyna Jobin – conducting research in a ‘very salty organ’

Katarzyna started her PhD at the Institute for Experimental Immunology in March last year as a part of the ImmunoSensation’s graduate program. She completed her studies in Biology at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and afterwards spent two and a half years at the University of Virginia   Can you tell us in one sentence, what your PhD project is about? It’s about the … Continue reading Katarzyna Jobin – conducting research in a ‘very salty organ’ »

Donald Guu bridges the worlds of physics and biology

Dr Donald Guu works at Caesar in the group of Prof. Kaupp but also spends a lot of time at the LIMES institute collaborating with Thomas Quast from AG Kolanus. Here, he answered some of our questions.   In short, what is your research project about? Our goal is to decouple the mechanisms used by immune cells to sense chemokine gradients. We analyze this question … Continue reading Donald Guu bridges the worlds of physics and biology »

Hannes Beckert – Neuroimmunology at Caesar

Hannes Beckert is a PhD student in the Neuroimmunology Group of Dr Annett Halle at the research center caesar. As an expert for confocal microscopy, he works on NLRP3 inflammasome activation.   In one sentence, what is your PhD project about? In my PhD thesis I investigate how changes of the intracellular milieu influence the NLRP3 inflammasome activation.   Where did you work before joining … Continue reading Hannes Beckert – Neuroimmunology at Caesar »

Juan Francisco Rodríguez Alcázar – Understanding the signals underlying inflammation

Juan Francisco Rodríguez Alcázar is one of the new IITB students and has just started his PhD in the group of Prof. Eicke Latz (Institute of Innate Immunity) in December last year. He studied Biochemistry and Biotechnology in Spain and worked in other innate immunology laboratories before coming to Bonn.   Juan, can you summarize for us in one sentence what your PhD project is … Continue reading Juan Francisco Rodríguez Alcázar – Understanding the signals underlying inflammation »

Hariklia Kazila – The ImmunoSensation Cluster was a perfect match for me

Hariklia Kazila started her PhD at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology in January this year as a part of ImmunoSensation´s graduate program. Originally from Greece, Hariklia completed her Master’s Degree in Plant Biotechnology at the Agricultural University of Athens. She then worked in the Biopharmaceutical industry in Athens and in Belgium before coming to Germany to start her PhD.   Hariklia, can … Continue reading Hariklia Kazila – The ImmunoSensation Cluster was a perfect match for me »