University of Würzburg Graduate Schools - Graduate School of Life Sciences

    Current Members

    Anne Rech

    (Since 2018) Hello, my name is Anne Rech and I am currently in my first year of the PhD under the supervision of Prof. Schilling in the clinic of dermatology and Prof. Schlosser at the RVZ.

    I already participated in several GSLS events and got thereby in contact with the  current DRC members. In my opinion, it is important for us PhD students to have representatives and contact persons in case of problems that are in the same life situation and thereby share and understand the challenges of our daily lives as PhD students. I would like to join the DRC as I like to stand up for my own as well as the values and interest of others and like to support people in which I already gained some experience when I represented the concerns of the pupils as head girl during school. Further, I enjoy organizing events, for example do I organize the social events for my laboratory. In addition, I think it would be a great opportunity to interact, meet new people, and get further experience in communication, networking, organization and problem solutions.

    Mail: Rech_A@ukw.de

    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

    Sabrina Giampaolo

    (Since 2019) Hi, I am Sabrina and I am at my final step of my PhD.

    I am 30 years old and I come from Italy.

    I work at the Institute of Pathology in Uniklinik and my field of expertise is immunology, specifically, I am focusing on T cell development.

    I am an open, friendly, talkative and supporting person and I love to have contacts with people whenever they need personal and scientific advises, motivation or just a chat.

    Being at the end of my PhD, give me the complete point of you of this satisfying but also hard path. Therefore I am happy to share my experience with other students.

    Hope to be helpful anytime you need me!!!

    Mail: sabrina.giampaolo@uni-wuerzburg.de

    Nadine Weisert

    (Since 2019) Hi my name is Nadine and I am working at the Cell and Developmental department, which is part of the Biocenter Hubland, since mid 2018. I am a member of the AG Janzen group and my work is focusing on Trypanosoma brucei, a tiny parasite causing the African trypanosomiasis also called African sleeping sickness. My research focus lies on the telomere biology of this parasite and how telomere associated proteins influence the antigenic variation of variable surface glycoproteins, which enable the pathogen to survive in the bloodstream of the mammalian host.

    I joined the DRC because I think it is very important to organize events for new PhD students to give them the opportunity to meet others and to let them know that there are people out there who can help mediate conflicts and to represent the students in front of the board and the GSLS. I currently started my third year and I hope my experience of the “PhD process” can help others during their time here in Wuerzburg.

    Mail: nadine.weisert@uni-wuerzburg.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