Post Doc Mentors

Below you will find the profiles of the Post Docs that have volunteered to mentor/give advice to their PhD colleagues.  If you would like to sign up please go to the following link

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD, GReD, Université Clermont Auvergne

Scientific interests: Epigenomics, heterochromatin, transposable elements

Free-time activities: Climbing, mountains, stuff in nature

Email: pierre.bourguet@gmi.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Scientific interests: Bioinformatics, genomics

Free-time activities: Basketball, running

Email: shuangyang.wu@gmi.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Phd Cambridge UK, PD Karolinska Institute Sweden

Scientific interests: Reproduction, fertility

Free-time activities: Guitar, philosophy

Email: emmanouella.chatzidaki@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD - Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Scientific interests: Computational biology and biophysics, modeling and data analysis, 3D genome organisation, protein interactions

Free-time activities: climbing, hiking, circus, ski, hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants and bars

Email: flavia.corsi@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Biomedical Center, Lund University, Sweden

Scientific interests: Bioengineering, hydrogels, decellularization, stem cell biology

Free-time activities: Yoga, skiing, reading, friends, hiking, mushroom foraging

Email: martina.desantis@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD - University of Oxford, UK

Scientific interests: Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, Fluorescence microscopy, Centrioles, Centrosomes

Free-time activities: Football, Zither (musical instrument)

Email: thomas.steinacker@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: University of California, Berkeley, USA

Scientific interests: Transcriptional bursting, MPRAs, disease modeling in stem cells, genome editing, FISH

Free-time activities: Hiking, singing, basketball, reading, drawing, cooking, bouldering

Email: franziska.lorbeer@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD in the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK

Scientific interests: Cryo-EM, Ubiquitin-Proteasome System, Chromosome Segregation

Free-time activities: Beach Volleyball, Snowboarding, Squash, Sci-Fi/Fantasy books

Email: zuzana.hodakova@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at Monash University (ARMI)

Scientific interests: Regeneration and developmental biology, live imaging, Clonal tracing

Free-time activities: Weight lifting, cycling, baking

Email: wouter.masselink@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Tuebingen, Germany

Scientific interests: Biochemistry, RNA biology

Free-time activities: Playing the bass, drawing, cooking

Email: annamaria.sgromo@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD in Stein Aerts lab, KULeuven-VIB, Belgium

Scientific interests: Transcriptional regulation, Genomics and transcriptomics, bioinformatics

Free-time activities: Badminton, squash, beach volleyball, going for drinks

Email: jelle.jacobs@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD- Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Scientific interests: Protein biochemistry, mRNA splicing, CRISPR Cas9, Lentivirus, Human tissue culture

Free-time activities: Mom, Wife, Dancer, Volunteer

Email: daria.riabov@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces, Berlin, Germany

Scientific interests: Computational and Systems biology, bioinformatics, data analysis, mathematical modeling

Free-time activities: Climbing, badminton, volleyball, cooking, eating, mountains

Email: celine@menchelab.com

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Scientific interests: mitochondria. Techniques: biochemistry, microscopy,  sequencing

Free-time activities: sewing/knitting, snowboarding, yoga

Email: anastasia.chugunova@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Postdoc in France and USA

Scientific interests: Marine biology & chronobiology & ecophysiology

Free-time activities: Sport (climbing, trekking,...), sailing, reading, meeting friends

Email: audrey.mat@univie.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD (Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany) Postdoc (Imperial College London, UK)

Scientific interests: Immunology, Lymphocyte development, transcriptional regulation

Free-time activities: Concerts, dancing, cinema, exhibitions, cooking for friends

Email: lesly.calderon@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at IISER Pune

Scientific interests: Development biology, epigenetics, next generation sequencing

Free-time activities: Cooking

Email: saurabh.pradhan@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PD-Dominige Bergmann at Stanford University , PhD-Thomas Greb at Heidelberg University/COS

Scientific interests: Arabidopsis (developmental biology, specialist in phloem/vasculature and stomatal development), histology, confocal microscopy, scientific writing, stress management

Free-time activities: cooking/baking, various outdoor sports,some nerdy stuff - just ask :)

Email: eva.wallner@gmi.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Postdoc, Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague

Scientific interests: Structural biology, enzymology

Free-time activities: Writing sci-fi literature, guitar, basketball, cooking

Email: santiago.alonso.gil@univie.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at University of Greifswald, Baltic Sea

Scientific interests: Microbiology, Mass Spectrometry, Protein Biochemistry

Free-time activities: Sports

Email: sabryna.junker@imp.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at MFPL, Vienna

Scientific interests: Single molecule microscopy, liquid-liquid phase separation, fluorescent microscopy, biochemistry

Free-time activities: Cooking, dancing, reading, parenting

Email: laura.gallego.valle@univie.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Scientific interests: Genetics, microbiology, RNA-seq

Free-time activities: Baking, arts & crafts, exploring Vienna :)

Email: maya.voichek@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Scientific interests: Genomic Integrity, Chromosome Architecture, High-content Microscopy

Free-time activities: Social issues, Board Games, Sci-Fi, Basketball

Email: federico.teloni@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at the Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research - Utrecht - The Netherlands

Scientific interests: Protein purification, protein biochemistry (protein protein interaction assays), protein aggregation, neurodegeneration, autophagy

Free-time activities: Making music, sport, travels, literature&philosophy

Email: luca.ferrari@univie.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Postdoc at the Neurology department, University Clinic Regensburg, Germany

Scientific interests: Mouse models of neuroinflammation and demyelination. Techniques: IHC, Flow cytometry, cell culture, microscopy.

Free-time activities: SciComm, reading, walks by a river, crochet, family and pet time.

Email: maria.gonzalez@imba.oeaw.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: PhD at University of Bern, Switzerland

Scientific interests: Microbiology, non-coding RNAs, bacterial ribosome

Free-time activities: Sportsy stuff (beach volleyball, skiing/snowboarding,...), going for a drink (preferably combined with a soccer game)

Email: michel.fasnacht@univie.ac.at

PhD/Previous postdoc position: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, PhD/ Lise Meitner Postdoctoral Fellowship, IMBA

Scientific interests: Organoids, Clinical embryology, Infertility, confocal microscopy

Free-time activities: Soccer, Volleyball, Board Games, Sci-Fi, Basketball

Email: heidar.heidari.khoei@imba.oeaw.ac.at