Fellowships and Awards

BIMSB group leaders are active in grant acquisition and publications, which is reflected in the total of accquired research funding and the following list of awards of group leaders and young researchers (PhD fellows and Postdocs). Here you will find more information on grants and funding as well as on scientific collaborations.


Mario Nicodemi is an Einstein BIH Visiting Professor funded by Charité Foundation and Einstein Foundation. The Pombo and Nicodemi labs cooperate on understanding chromatin folding and gene regulation in disease associated genomic regions by use of physics models, computer simulations and high-throughput data production and analysis.


Major Awards and prices of group leaders


Nikolaus Rajewsky, European Commission Training Grant


Roland Schwarz, Prize of the BBAW, donated by the Monika Kutzner Foundation

Jan Philipp Junker, European Research Council Starting Grant

Markus Landthaler, GlaxoSmithKline Foundation’s Science Prize

Jan Philipp Junker, ARCHES prize of the Minerva Stiftung in collaboration with Erez Levanon, Bar-Ilan University, Israel


Baris Tursun, European Research Council Starting Grant


Nikolaus Rajewsky, Human Frontier Science Program in collaboration with 3 international scientists


Nikolaus Rajewsky, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation


Nikolaus Rajewsky, Science Award of the Governing Mayor of Berlin


Fellowship and awards of young researchers


Roberto Moreno-Ayala, JP Junker lab, CONACYT Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Yuliang Qu, B Tursun lab, Chinese Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship


Nida ul Fatima, B Tursun lab, NUST Program

Mei He, B Tursun lab, Chinese Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship

Camilla Ciolli Mattioli, M Chekulaeva lab, Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Stiftung PhD Fellowship, Dissecting the roles of miRNAs in local translation

Scott Lacadie, U Ohler lab, Stiftung Charité BIH Delbrück Fellowship, Dynamics and functions of the enhancer landscape during zebrafish development and cardiogenesis

Christin Stottmeister, N Rajewsky lab, Böhringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship, The role of circular RNAs in neuronal differentiation and disease


Marta Mauri, M Chekulaeva lab, DAAD PhD Scholarship, Towards a functional interactome of TNRC6C protein

Stefanie Grosswendt, N Rajewsky lab, EMBO Short-term Fellowship


Marlon Kazmierczak, B Tursun lab, MDC Fellowship Committee PhD Fellowship, Direct reprogramming of distinct cell types in C. elegans into GABAergic motor neurons

Neelanjan Mukherjee, U Ohler lab, Marie Curie IIF Postdoctoral Fellowship, RNARegMap condition specific RNA regulatory maps

Caibin Sheng, A Loewer lab, Chinese Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship, Investigating signaling dynamics and pathway interaction using knock-in fluorescent reporters


Tao Chen, W Chen lab, Chinese Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship, Indentification and functional charaterisation of a de novo point mutation identifed in a patient with microephaly

Qingsong Gao, W Chen lab, Chinese Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship, Predominant contributionh of a cis-regulatory divergence in the evolution of mouse alternative splicing

Oktay Kaplan, B Tursun lab, Helmholtz Postdoc Program & EMBO Long-term Fellowship, Overcoming epigenetic barriers for reprogramming cells

Miha Milek, M Landthaler lab, Marie Curie IEF Postdoctoral Fellowship, RNA biology

Benedikt Obermayer, N Rajewsky lab, MDC Fellowship Committee Delbrück Fellowship, Evolutionary modeling and inference in computational systems biology

Mei-Sheng Xiao, W Chen lab, Chinese Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship, Genome wide analysis of alternative polyadentation


Erik McShane, M Selbach lab, MDC Fellowship Committee PhD Fellowship


Yasuhiro Murakawa, M Landthaler lab, DAAD PhD Scholarship, Functional characterisation of the human RNA-binding protein RC3H1 and Endoribonuclease DICER1