MyoGrad

People

All people involved in the international research school MyoGrad can be found here.

Speaker

 

Simone Spuler, MD, Prof.

  • Head of Institute for Muscle Sciences and University Outpatient Clinic for Muscle Disorders
  • MyoGrad Speaker
  • Program Coordinator Collège Doctorale franco-allemand
  • Scientific Leader of Clinical Research Group (KFO 192, 2010-2014)

Contact

simone.spuler@charite.de
Phone:+49 30 450 540501
Fax:+49 30 450 540914
Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC )
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Buch

Fields of responsibility and projects

 

Gisèle Bonne, PhD

  • MyoGrad Speaker, Paris
  • MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Paris

Contact

g.bonne@institut-myologie.org
Phone:+33 1 42 16 57 23
Fax:+33 1 42 16 57 00
Center of Research in Myology
UPMC - Inserm UMRS 974, CNRS FRE3617
Institut de Myologie
G.H. Pitié-Salpêtrière

Fields of responsibilty

 

Helge Amthor, MD, Prof.

Contact

helge.amthor@uvsq.fr
Phone:+33 1 1704 29229
UFR de la Santé « Simone Veil »,
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
2, avenue de la source de la bièvre
UFR des Sciences de la Santé
78180 Montigny-Le-Bretonneux
France

Fields of responsibility

Coordinator

 

Susanne Wissler

Administrative Coordinator

susanne.wissler@charite.de
myograd@charite.de
Phone: +49 30 450 540504
Fax: +49 30 450 540914

Fields of responsibility

 

Doctoral students

 

Maximilian Berger

MD student
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité

Working title
Alterations in the proteomic profile of sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis - a mass spectrometry based investigation

Alejandro Léon Betancourt

MD student
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6

PIs Berlin:Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité in cooperation with Eyk Schellenberger, MD, Prof. - Institute for Radiology, Charité

Working title
Missense mutations in dysferlinopathy targeting skeletal muscle by pharmacologically active small peptides coupled to magnetic nanoparticles

Silvia Di Francescantonio

PhD student
Master Sc., Medical Biotechnology
"La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy

MyoGrad Project 6

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
PI Paris: Frédéric Relaix, PhD - Development and Stem Cells, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne


Working title
Development of a human muscle stem cell culture strategy to investigate the maintenance of stem cell quiescence

Zeynab Koumaiha

PhD student
Master Sc., Tissue, Cell and Gene Therapy
University of Évry-Val d'Essonne,  Évry, France and 
University Paris-Est-Créteil, Paris, France

MyoGrad Project 4

​​PI Berlin: Sigmar Stricker, PhD, Prof. – Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PI Paris: Frédéric Relaix, PhD - Development and Stem Cells, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne


Working title
Impact of obesity of skeletal muscle homeostasis and regeneration

Henning Langer

PhD student
Master Sc., Biology of Human Performance and Health
Maastricht University, The Netherlands

MyoGrad Project 6

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charit

Working title
The regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism in health and diseasey

Adrien Morin

PhD student
Master Sc., Genome and Cellular Differentiation
University Paris Diderot, Paris VII, France

MyoGrad Project 1

​​PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité, and Freie Universität Berlin
PI Paris / Versailles: Helge Amthor, MD, Prof. – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Cristina Pablo Tortola

PhD student
Master Sc., Biomedical Biotechnology
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

MyoGrad Project 2

PI Berlin: Jens Fielitz, MD, PhD – Department of Cardiology, ECRC, Charité

Working title
​​nvestigation of Tfeb function in vivo by analyzing mouse Tfeb-KO skeletal muscle and heart

Ioanna Polydorou

PhD student
Master Sc.
University of Leeds, UK

MyoGrad Project 1

PI Berlin: Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld, MD Prof. – NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité
PI Paris / Versailles: Helge Amthor, MD, Prof. – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline

Working title
Molecular targets of BMP signalling in adult skeletal muscle stem cells: focus on BMP-NOTCH crosstalk

Marie Quétin

PhD student
Master Sc., Preclinical and clinical pharmacology
University Paris Descartes, 
Paris V, France

MyoGrad Project 4

PI Berlin: 
Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité, and Freie Universität Berlin
PI Paris: Marianne Gervais-Taurel, PhD - Development and Stem Cells, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne


Working title
Influence of hypoxia on coordinated myogenesis and angiogenesis during postnatal muscle growth and repair

Sophie vom Hofe-Schneider

PhD student
Master Sc.
University of Potsdam, Germany

MyoGrad Project 8

PI Berlin: Sigmar Stricker, PhD, Prof. – Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin


Working title
​​​​Stem cell niche function and fibro-adipogenic degeneration of muscle interstitial cells

Alumni

 

Janine Berkholz

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
February 26, 2015 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 3

PI Berlin: Barbara Munz, MD, Junior Prof. – Department of Physiology, Charité
PI Paris: Frédéric Relaix, PhD, Prof. – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
The skNAC-Smyd1 complex: a multifunctional regulator of myogenesis?

Salyan Bhattarai

MyoGrad PhD student 2013-2017
Date and place of thesis defense:
March 20, 2017 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 2

PI Berlin: Eugen Feist, MD, PhD - Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité

Thesis title
Functional role of ubiquitin proteasome system in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

Maria Chatzifrangkeskou

MyoGrad PhD student 2013-2016
Date and place of thesis defense:
November 8, 2016 in Paris
Doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad project 7

PIs Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité and Petra Knaus, PhD, Prof. - Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PIs Paris: Gisèle Bonne, PhD / Antoine Muchir, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
​​​​Roles of ERK1/2 signaling in LMNA-cardiomyopathy

Jie-Shin Chen

MyoGrad PhD student 2014-2018
Date and place of thesis defense:
October 29, 2018 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 4

PI Berlin: Carmen Birchmeier, PhD, Prof. –Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicin

Thesis title
​​​​​The role of Met and CXCR4 during muscle regeneration

Laurianne Davignon

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
January 22, 2015 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 7

PI Berlin: Michael Gotthardt, MD, Prof. – MDC for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Ana Ferreiro, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Identification and characterization of new genes associated to multiminicore disease 

Can Ding

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
November 6, 2015 in Berlin
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 1​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld, MD, Prof. – NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité
PI Paris: Luis Garcia, PhD – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Thesis title
The influence of Notch over-stimulation on muscle stem quiescence versus proliferation, and on muscle regeneration

Helena Escobar Fernandez

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
November 18, 2015 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
Zsuzsanna Izsvak, PhD - Max Delbrück Center for Molecuar Medicine
PI Paris :Luis Garcia, PhD – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Thesis title
A cell-based gene therapy approach for dysferlinopathy using Sleeping Beauty transposon

Nada Essawy

MyoGrad PhD student 2015-2018
Date and place of thesis defense:
December 12, 2018 in Berlin
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad project 7​​​​​​

PIs Berlin: Michael Gotthardt, MD, Prof. – Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, and Philipp Selenko, PhD - Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) / InCell NMR
PI Paris: Catherine Coirault, MD, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Characterization of emerin LEM-domain missense mutations present in patients with exclusive atrial cardiac defects

Joana Esteves de Lima

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 28, 2015 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 4​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Carmen Birchmeier, PhD, Prof. – MDC for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Delphine Duprez, PhD – Developmental Biology, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Link between signaling pathways, cell cycle, and mechanical forces during foetal myogenesis

Martina Fischer

MyoGrad doctoral student 2013-2017
Date and place of thesis defense:
June 28, 2017 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and from FU Berlin

MyoGrad project 7

PIs Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité, and Petra Knaus, PhD, Prof. - Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PIs Paris: Gisèle Bonne, PhD and Catherine Coirault, MD, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Mechanosensing defects and YAP-signaling in LMNA-related congenital muscular dystrophy

Teresa Gerhalter

MyoGrad PhD student 2014-2018
Date and place of thesis defense:
July 12, 2018 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from Université Paris-Saclay and from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 5

PIs Berlin: Verena Schöwel, MD – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
PI Paris: Pierre Carlier, PhD - Institut de Myologie, Université Paris-Saclay

Thesis title
Characterization of the dystrophic muscle by 23Na NMR and 1H-NMR T2 spectrum

Petra Gimpel

MyoGrad doctoral student 2013-2017
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 4, 2017 in Berlin
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité, and Jan Schmoranzer, PhD - Leipniz Institute for Molecuar Pharmacology
PI Paris: Edgar Gomes, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Mechanism of non-centrosomal MTOC formation at the nucleus in muscle cells

Joscha Griger

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
November 6, 2015 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 4​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Carmen Birchmeier, PhD, Prof. –Max Delbück Center for Molecular Medicin

Thesis title
Shp2 functions in postnatal skeletal muscle growth and regeneration

Leonie Heidt

MyoGrad-associated MD student 2014-2018
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 24, 2018 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. and Verena Schöwel, MD – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charit

Thesis title
Dysferlinopathy caused by protein misfolding: The murine animal model Dysf-MMex38

Séverine Kunz

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2014
Date and place of thesis defense:
October 22, 2014 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
PI Paris: Thomas Voit, MD Prof. – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Characterization of the sarcolemma in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy

Claudia Langhans

MyoGrad PhD student from 2010-2012
PhD student at Charité from 2012-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
March 27, 2015 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

MyoGrad Project 2​​​​​​

PI: Jens Fielitz, MD, PhD – Department of Cardiology, ECRC, Charit

Thesis title
Inflammation-induced acute phase response leads to critical ilness myopathy (CIM) - serum amyloid A as early marker

Coline Macquart

MyoGrad doctoral student 2014-2017
Date and place of thesis defense:
December 14, 2017 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and from FU Berlin

MyoGrad project 7

PI Berlin: Michael Gotthardt, MD, Prof. – Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Antoine Muchir, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Role of the gap junctional protein connexin-43 in the cardiac disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding  A-type lamins 
 

Despoina Mademtzoglou

MyoGrad PhD student 2012-2016
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 2, 2016 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad project 4​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Carmen Birchmeier, PhD, Prof. – Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Frederic Relaix, PhD, Prof. – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris 6 / Paris Est-Creteil Universit

Thesis title
Coordinating growth arrest and myogenesis in muscle stem cells: A molecular and cellular analysis

Apostolos Malatras

MyoGrad doctoral student 2014-2017
Date and place of thesis defense:
December 13, 2017 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 2

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – ECRC, Charité
PIs Paris:Gillian Butler-Browne, PhD, and William Duddy, PhD - Institute de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Bioinformatic tools for the systems biology of dysferlin deficiency

Jakub Malcher

PhD student
Master, Biotechnology
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

MyoGrad Project 6​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
PI Paris/Versailles: Luis Garcia, PhD – Université de Versailles Saint Quentin en Yveline

Thesis title
Exon skipping as a therapeutic strategy in dysferlinopathy

Sonya Nassari

MyoGrad doctoral student 2013-2017
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 2, 2017 in Paris
Doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI

MyoGrad Project 8​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Sigmar Stricker, PhD, Prof. – Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PI Paris: Delphine Duprez, PhD – Developmental Biology, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
The contribution of connective tissues to muscle morphogenesis: an unexpected role for CXCL12 and CXCL14 chemokines

Tobias Opialla

MyoGrad-associated PhD student 2012-2016
Date and place of thesis defense:
October 12, 2016 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berli

MyoGrad Project

Thesis title
Metabolome and proteome based analysis of muscular dystrophies

Mickael Orgeur

MyoGrad PhD student 2012-2016
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 26, 2016 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 8​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Sigmar Stricker, PhD, Prof. – Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PI Paris: Delphine Duprez, PhD – Developmental Biology, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title

Transcriptional regulatory network underlying connective tissue differentiation during limb development

Anna Pakula

MyoGrad PhD student from 2010-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 22, 2015 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 5

PIs Berlin: Michael Boschmann, MD – ECRC, Charité
PI Paris: Pierre Carlier, PhD - Institut de Myologie, Université Paris VI 

Thesis title
Muscle metabolism and cyclin A1 in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy-1 (FSHD-1)

Vinko Palada

MyoGrad PhD student 2013-2017
Date and place of thesis defense:
March 13, 2017 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charit

Thesis title
Molecular mechanisms of muscle pain associated with myotonic dystrophy type II

Mina Petkova

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2016
Date and place of thesis defence:
February 5, 2016 in Berlin
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 1​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld, MD, Prof. – NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité
PI Paris / Versailles: Helge Amthor, MD, Prof. – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline

Thesis title
Generation and characterization of a DmdEGFP reporter mouse as a tool to investigate dystrophin expression

Susanne Philippi

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2014
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 25, 2014 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin
​​​
MyoGrad Project 6

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
PI Paris: Luis Garcia, PhD – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Thesis title
RNA-based therapies for dysferlinopathies

Christopher Polack

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
October 15, 2015 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 7

PI Berlin: Michael Gotthardt, MD, Prof. – MDC for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Ana Ferreiro, MD, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Function of titin in striated muscles in health and disease

Karima Relizani

MyoGrad PhD student from 2010-2014
Date and place of thesis defense:
July 7, 2014 in Berlin
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 1

PI Berlin: Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld, MD, Prof. – NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité
PI Paris: Helge Amthor, MD, Prof. – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Thesis title
The function of activin receptor IIb signaling in adult skeletal muscle

William Roman

MyoGrad PhD student 2012-2016
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 27, 2016 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 6​​​​​​

PI Berlin:Simone Spuler, MD, Prof – Muscle Research Group, ECRC, Charité
Jan Schmoranzer, PhD - Leipniz Institute for Molecuar Pharmacology
PI Paris: Edgar Gomes, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

​​​​Thesis title
Positioning nuclei at the periphery of skeletal muscle cells

Elja Schirwis

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2014
Date and place of thesis defense:
March 24, 2014 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 4

PI Berlin: Carmen Birchmeier, PhD Prof –MDC for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Helge Amthor, MD, Prof. – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline

Thesis title
Skeletal muscle growth and maintenance depend on BMP signaling

Christine Schwartz

MyoGrad PhD student 2012-2016
Date and place of thesis defence:
September 29, 2016 in Berlin
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad project 7​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. – Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
PI Paris: Gisèle Bonne, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Muscle LIM protein and nesprin-1 in mechanotransduction

Amalia Stantzou

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 29, 2015 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, ParisVI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 1​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld, MD Prof– NeuroCure Clinical Research Center, Charité
PI Paris/Versailles:Helge Amthor, MD, Prof. – Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Thesis title
BMP signaling controls postnatal muscle development.

Jürgen Stumm

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2016
Date and place of defence:
July 11, 2016 in Berlin
Doctoral degree from FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 8​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Sigmar Stricker, PhD, Prof. – Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PI Paris: Delphine Duprez, PhD – Developmental Biology, UPMC, Paris VI, and David Sassoon, PhD, Prof. - Myology Group, INSERM, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
The role of Osr1 in postnatal muscle development and muscle regeneration

Matthew Thorley

MyoGrad PhD student 2013-2016
Date and place of thesis defense:
December 7, 2016 in Paris
Doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 5

PIs Berlin: Michael Boschmann, MD – Franz Volhard Clinical Research Center, ECRC, Charité and Matthias Selbach, PhD, Prof., Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Gillian Butler-Browne, PhD and William Duddy, PhD - Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Analysis of the dystrophin interactome for gene therapy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Pedro Vallecillo Garcia

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 30, 2015 in Berlin
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 8

PI Berlin: Sigmar Stricker, PhD, Prof. – Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
PI Paris: Delphine Duprez, PhD – Developmental Biology, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Function of the transcription factor Osr1 in the connective tissue-mediated control of muscle formation

Antoine Zalc

MyoGrad PhD student 2010-2014
Date and place of thesis defense:
September 26, 2014 in Paris
Joint doctoral degree from UPMC, Paris VI and FU Berlin

MyoGrad Project 4​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Carmen Birchmeier, PhD, Prof. –MDC for Molecular Medicine
PI Paris: Frederic Relaix, PhD, Prof. – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI 

Thesis title
Study of Pax3 and Pax7 functions during the development of the mouse embryo

Esma Ziat

MyoGrad PhD student 2011-2015
Date and place of thesis defense:
October 14, 2015 in Paris
Doctoral degree from UPMC Paris VI

MyoGrad Project 7​​​​​​

PI Berlin: Simone Spuler, MD, Prof. - Muscle Research Unit, ECRC, Charité
PI Paris: Gisèle Bonne, PhD – Institut de Myologie, UPMC, Paris VI

Thesis title
Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy-related FHL1 gene mutations: study of molecular and functional consequences in striated muscle

 

Project Leaders

 

Michael Boschmann, MD

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Berlin

Principal Investigator KFO 192
Franz-Volhard Clinical Research Center
Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC)
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

michael.boschmann@charite.de
Phone: +49 30 450 540241
Fax:     +49 30 450 540920

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Michael Gotthardt, MD, Prof.

MyoGrad Project Leader, Berlin

Principal Investigator KFO 192
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Cell Biology

gotthardt@mdc-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 9406 2245
Fax:     +49 30 9406 3327

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Carmen Birchmeier, PhD, Prof.

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Berlin

Principal Investigator KFO 192
Developmental Biology / Signal Transduction
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

cbirch@mdc-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 9406 2403
Fax:     +49 30 9406 3765

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Jens Fielitz, MD, PhD

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Berlin

Principal Investigator KFO 192
Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charité Campus Buch
Experimental and Clinical Research Center
Molecular Cardiology

jens.fielitz@charite.de
Phone: +49 30 450 540421
Fax:     +49 30 450 540928

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Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld, MD, Prof.

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Berlin

Principal Investigator KFO 192
NeuroCure Clinical Research Center
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

markus.schuelke@charite.de
Phone: +49 30 450 539015
Fax:     +49 30 450 539935

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Luis Garcia, PhD

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Paris / Versailles

Directeur Recherche CNRS
Laboratoire: Inflammation & Therapeutiques
Equipe: Biothérapies des Maladies Neuromusculaires
UFR des sciences de la santé Simone Veil
Université de Versailles St-Quentin-En-Yvyelines / Université Paris-Saclay

luis.garcia@uvsq.fr
Phone: +33 1 70 42 94 16

Fields of responsibility

MyoGrad – Project 6: Development of therapies

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Pierre Carlier, MD, PhD

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Paris

Institut de Myologie
NMR Laboratory - Spectroscopy Laboratory
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière

p.carlier@institut-myologie.org
Phone: +33 1 42 16 58 74
Fax:     +33 1 42 16 57 00

Fields of responsibility

MyoGrad – Project 5: Muscle metabolism

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Delphine Duprez, PhD

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Paris

UMR 7622 Biologie du développement CNRS
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière

delphine.duprez@upmc.fr
Phone: +33 1 44 27 27 53
Fax:     +33 1 44 27 34 97

Fields of responsibility

MyoGrad – Project 8: Muscle interactions with surrounding tissues

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Ana Ferreiro, MD, PhD

MyoGrad Project Leader, Paris

INSERM Research Director & Consultant Neurologist
Co-director, "Pathophysiology of striated muscles" lab
Unité de Biologie Fonctionnelle et Adaptative (BFA), UMR 8251 Université Paris Diderot-CNRS

Phone: +33 1 57 27 79 59
Fax:     +33 1 57 27 79 53

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MyoGrad – Project 7: Structural elements of muslce

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Gillian Butler-Browne, PhD

MyoGrad Project Leader, Paris

Thérapies des maladies du muscle strié
Institut de Myologie
UMRS 974 - Inserm / UMR7215 - CNRS/AIM
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
G.H. Pitié-Salpêtrière

gillian.butler-browne@upmc.fr
Phone: +33 1 42 16 58 74
Fax:     +33 1 53 60 08 02

Field of responsibility

MyoGrad – Project 2: Protein homeostasis in skeletal muscle

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Joachim Spranger, MD, Prof.

Berlin MyoGrad Project Leader

Principal Investigator KFO 192
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutritional Medicine 
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

joachim.spranger@charite.de
Phone: +49 30 450 514252
Fax:     +49 30 450 514950

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Vincent Mouly, PhD

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Paris

Thérapie des maladies du muscle strié Institut de Myologie
UM76 - UPMC Univ. Paris 6 / U974 - Inserm / UMR7215 – CNRS
G.H. Pitié-Salpétrière -INSERM, UMRS 974
Institut de Myologie
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6

vincent.mouly@upmc.fr
Phone: +33 1 42 16 57 07
Fax:     +33 1 53 60 08 02

Fields of responsibility

MyoGrad – Project 2: Protein homeostasis in skeletal muscle

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Frédéric Relaix, PhD, Prof.

MyoGrad Subproject Speaker, Paris

Paris Est-Creteil University
Director, Team 10 Biology of the Neuromuscular system
Head Group 1 - Development and Stem cells
Director, ESPRY Department
IMRB U955, Faculté de médecine

frederic.relaix@inserm.fr

Fields of responsibility

MyoGrad – Project 4: Muscle development and muscle stem cells

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Sigmar Stricker, PhD, Prof.

MyoGrad Subproject Leader, Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry

sigmar.stricker@fu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 838 75799
Fax:     +49 30 838 475799

Fields of responsibility

MyoGrad – Project 8: Muscle interactions with surrounding tissues

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Contact MyoGrad


Susanne Wissler
Administrative Coordinator

Phone: +49 30 450 540 504
myograd@charite.de

Experimental and Clinical Research Center
Lindenberger Weg 80
13125 Berlin
Germany