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Dr. Claus D. Kuhn, University of Bayreuth.

Claus-D. Kuhn, Heisenberg Professor for RNA Biochemistry
Claus is and always has been interested in understanding how RNAs and proteins interact and how these interactions bring about biological function. He is a structural biologist by training, however, his group's interests have evolved and are now centered around RNA biochemistry and its combination with systems biology approaches to decipher the function (and structure) of non-coding RNAs and their respective protein binding partners.
Scientific CV

E-mail: claus.kuhn@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4356

Vlada Gorbovytska, PhD Student, University of Bayreuth.

Vladyslava (Vlada) Gorbovytska, Postdoc
Vlada studies enhancer RNAs (eRNAs) and their impact on promoter-proximal pausing of RNA polymerase II. She is investigating the biological function of eRNAs by combining biochemistry, next-gen sequencing and structural biology.

E-mail: vlada.gorbovytska@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4351, -4354 or -4353

Andreas Pittroff, Bioinformatician
Andreas is at the core of our bioinformatics expertise. He primarily works on eRNAs and piRNAs.

E-mail: andreas.pittroff@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone +49 (0)921 / 55-4391

Tim Demtröder, PhD student
Tim is studying piRNAs in planarians. He is eager to unravel what their connection might be to the innate immune system and how single-cell analysis might help him reveal their secrets.

E-mail: tim.demtroeder@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4354 or -4353

Simone Keß, PhD Student
Simone is intrigued by enhancer RNAs in zebrafish and aims to decipher their genomic location and function during zebrafish neurogenesis. Moreover, she studies piRNAs and their role in mRNA surveillance in planarian stem cells.

E-mail: simone.kess@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone +49 (0)921 / 55-4391 or -4354

Luca Blindzellner, Master Student
Luca is intrigued by exactly how eRNAs and NELF interact ... stay tuned ...

E-mail: luca.blindzellner@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone +49 (0)921 / 55-4386 or -4354


Melinda Mautner, Master Student
Melinda studies the enzymatic properties of SMEDWI-2, an essential planarian PIWI protein.

E-mail: melinda.mautner@uni-bayreuth.de
Phone +49 (0)921 / 55-4386 or -4354


Kai Müller, Bachelor Student

Now Master studies at the University of Gießen, Germany.

Anahita Ebrahimpour

Meret Kuck, Master Student

Now Practical student at Roche, Penzberg, Germany.

Raphael Kaiser, Bachelor Student

Now Master studies at the University of Leipzig.

Fabienne Lindner, Master Student

Theresia Brennecke, Bachelor Student

Now Master Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Bayreuth

Filiz Kuybu, Master Student

Now PhD student in the Hopfner Lab at the Gene Center of the LMU Munich.


Lisa-Marie Schneider, PhD Student

Felix Klatt, PhD student, University of Bayreuth

Dr. Felix Klatt, PhD Student

Now Produktspezialist Bioanalytik at Macherey-Nagel.

Sebastian Riedelbauch, Master Student

Now PhD student in the Andersen Lab at Aarhus University in Denmark


Jonathan Patzke, Master Student

Now PhD student in the Kisker Lab at the University of Würzburg, Germany


Amelie Lindner, Bachelor Student

Now Master Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Bayreuth

Iana Kim, PhD Student, University of Bayreuth

Dr. Iana Kim, PhD Student

Now postdoc at CRG in Barcelona (Spain).


Anna Liznar, Master Student

Now Scientific Sales, Marketing & Bioinformatics at siTOOLs Biotech, Martinsried (Germany)


Silke Spudeit, Lab technician, University of Bayreuth

Silke Spudeit, Lab Technician

Robin Weinmann, Master Student

Now PhD student at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg (Germany)


Ezgi June Olgac, Practical Student, Middle East Technical University in Ankara (Turkey)

Now Master Studies in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Helsinki (Finland)

Franziska Langhammer, Master Student

Now PhD student at the University of Erlangen (Germany)


Melanie Müller, Master Student

Now PhD student at the University of Düsseldorf (Germany)

Martin Kuric, Master Student

Now PhD student at the University of Würzburg (Germany)


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