Team Members

 

Dr. Che Julius Ngwa

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Dr. Julius Che Ngwa is a group leader in the section.

He is working on the projects

Functional characterization of epigenetically regulated zinc finger proteins important for malaria parasite transmission

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Functional characterization of epigenetically regulated zinc finger proteins important for malaria parasite transmission.

He further heads the Drug-Screening platform of the unit.

He is currently supervising the doctoral theses of Jean Pierre Musabyimana, Sherihan Musa and Afia Farrukh as well as the medical doctoral thesis of Rabea Stratmann.

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Dr. Sandra Bennink

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Dr. Sandra Bennink is a group leader in the working group.

She is working on the topic

The dynamics of stress granules during translational control in malaria gametocytes

and the DFG project about the scaffolding protein WLP1 in malaria gametocytes as well as

the new project on vesicle dynamics during host cell egress by malaria gametocytes.

Currently, she supervises the doctoral thesis of Juliane Saßmannshausen and the bachelor theses of Christian Kühne and Jana Lechtenberg. Currently, she is technically supported by the research assistants Michelle Schumacher and Sarah Wittlich.

Furthermore, Dr. Bennink is involved in the teaching of medical students and is part of the lecture series "Cell Biology 1 for Medical Students".

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Emilie Joelle Tchoufack Njila

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Ms. Njila has been a PhD student in the working group since 2015.

She is working on the following topic

Unveiling the role of putative 7-transmembrane receptors of malaria parasites during transmission from the human host to the mosquito vector

Emilie Njila is supported by a DAAD PhD fellowship.

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Timo Reiß

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Timo Reiß is a researcher in the working group since 2017.

He is working on the following topic:

Factor H-mediated complement evasion by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Further, Timo Reiss is involved in lab management as well as in teaching and the supervision of students. Currently, he is supervising the master thesis of Felix Müller.

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Jean Pierre Musabyimana

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Jean Pierre Musabyimana has been a PhD student in the working group since April 2019 and is working on the topic:

Investigating histone methylation status in the blood and transmission stages of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Currently he is supervising the bachelor thesis of Christina Berks and the master thesis of Janice Manti.

Mean Pierre Musabyimana is supported by a DAAD PhD fellowship.

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Sherihan Musa

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Sherihan Musa is a PhD student in the working group since July 2021.

She is working on the topics:

Functional characterization of epigenetically regulated zinc finger proteins important for malaria parasite transmission

and

Histone methylation during Plasmodium falciparum sexual differentiation.

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Afia Farrukh

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Afia Farrukh has been a PhD student in the working group since October 2019.

She is working on the topic:

Functional characterization of epigenetically regulated zinc finger proteins important for malaria parasite transmission

Currently, she is supervising the bachelor thesis of Tim Bierwagen.

Afia Farrukh is supported by a DAAD PhD fellowship.

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Rabea Stratmann

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Rabea Stratmann has been a team member of our working group since february 2020.

She is working under the supervision of Dr. Julius Che Ngwa on her medical doctoral thesis on

"Screening of bromodomain compounds against Plasmodium falciparum"

 
 

Juliane Saßmannshausen

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Juliane Saßmannshausen has been a PhD student since Mai 2020 in our group.

She is working on "Vesicle dynamics during the egress of malaria gametocytes from the red blood cell"

Currently, she supervises the bachelor thesis of Jana Lechtenberg.

 
 
 

Dr. Katharina Walczuch

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Katharina Walczuch is coordinator of the DFG priority programme SPP 2225, which is headed by Prof. Pradel. She is further responsible for coordinating the teaching responsibilities of the division.

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