University of Würzburg Graduate Schools - Graduate School of Life Sciences

    Current Members

    Catharina Hamann

    (Since 2018) Hey, my name is Catharina and I'm currently in the third year of my PhD. I'm working in the department of psychiatry in the group of Angelika Schmitt-Böhrer. My research focus lies on fear and anxiety disorders, investigating the relationship between the serotonergic system and other neurotransmitter systems in the murine brain. I'm a very outgoing and open person who likes to socialize and take care of other people, which is why I joined the team of the DRC. We can be a voice for PhD students who need help in difficult situations, so feel free to contact us, if you need advice!

    Mail: Hamann_C@ukw.de

    Stephan Altmann

    (Since 2019) Hey, my name is Stephan and I am a Third-Year-PhD student in the Regina Ebert working group based in the orthopedy. My project is part of a biofabrication related research consortium and deals with shear stress during bioprinting and cell adherence in the hydrogel. By applying metabolic glycoengineering techniques, we aim to protect cells against shear forces in-print and to direct the adherence behavior in the hydrogel post-print which help to improve the overall bioprinting process.

    Mail: stephan.altmann@klh.de

    Özge Osmanoglu

    (Since 2020) Hello, my name is Özge Osmanoglu. I started my PhD at the end of 2019 and currently I'm in my first year and a member of the group of Prof. Thomas Dandekar in the department of bioinformatics at Hubland campus. My primary focus lies on systematic biology of cancer and during my PhD I will be tackling the question how platelets help with metastasis. Other research topics I'm involved are computational predictions, network modeling (protein interaction, signaling, metabolism) and simulations of cancer, infection and synthetic plant pathways.

    Mail: oezge.osmanoglu@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Manivel Lodha

    (Since 2020) Hi, I am from India where I completed my BSc followed by my MSc in Infectious diseases and immunity in London, UK. I joined the GSLS in 2019 and officially began my PhD in February 2020. I am based at the Institut für Virologie working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lars Dölken. I have been working on herpesviruses, where I aim to decipher the true coding capacity of the cytomegalovirus genomes and accordingly validate novel antigen candidates that generate an immune response towards viral infection. Outside the lab, I enjoy reading, cooking and making electronic music.

    Mail: manivel.lodha@uni-wuerzburg.de


    Manivel, Sabrina, Catharina, Anne, Özge, Stephan