People at TransCard

The TransCard Research School currently has 28 faculty members, who are associated with the MDC, the Charité, the Humboldt University, or the Free University Berlin. Their research covers a broad range of topics within cardiovascular and metabolic biology. Among these research groups, 53 graduate students are members of TransCard, nine of which are holding a TransCard PhD fellowship. To date, 12 TransCard students have successfully completed their thesis.

The research school is managed by the two program speakers Michael Gotthardt, MD, and Salim Seyfried, PhD, as well as the coordinator Inka Gotthardt, PhD.

Students

 

Class of 2015

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Antonino Asaro Thomas Willnow MDC
Santiago P. Andrade Cabrera Holger Gerhardt MDC
Alexander Hahn Jens Fielitz MDC
Bernadette Nickl Michael Bader MDC
Leili Riazy Thoralf Niendorf MDC
Silvia Ruzittu Francesca Spagnoli MDC
Kyungyeun Song Volker Haucke FMP
David Willnow Francesca Spagnoli MDC

Class of 2014

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Maria Bikou Norbert Hübner MDC
Kitti D. Csályi Daniela Panáková MDC
Matthias Gebhardt Ralf Dechend, Dominik Müller ECRC
Wiebke Hamann Michael Gotthardt MDC
Mirjam Karber Friedrich Luft, Karsten-Heinrich Weylandt Charité
Franziska Kreuchwig Norbert Hübner MDC
Anne Merks Daniela Panáková, Michael Gotthardt MDC
Mohamed H. Mostafa Enno Klussmann MDC
Jenny Raetzer Mathias Treier MDC
Ina-Maria Rudolph Thomas Willnow MDC
Maike Schulz Enno Klussmann MDC
Tanja Vukićević Enno Klussmann MDC

Class of 2013

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Eleonora Adami Norbert Hübner MDC
Corinna Cozzitorto Francesca Spagnoli MDC
Alessandro Dema Enno Klussmann MDC
Till Hülnhagen Thoralf Niendorf MDC
Katrina Meyer Matthias Selbach MDC
Katrin Nitz Michael Bader MDC
Katharin Schrade Enno Klussmann MDC
Meghna Thakkar Michael Gotthardt MDC
Zeliha Yesim Yurtdas Kai Schmidt-Ott MDC
Juan Zhang Francesca Spagnoli MDC

Class of 2012

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Laura Bartolini Daniela Panáková MDC
Veronika Deák Enno Klussmann MDC
Stefan Donat Salim Seyfried MDC
Claudia Fink Michael Gotthardt MDC
Florian Hinze Michael Gotthardt MDC
Julia Klippert Thomas Willnow MDC
Marta Lourenco Salim Seyfried MDC
Ekaterina Perets Enno Klussmann MDC
Janett Ruffert Kai Schmidt-Ott MDC
Aygul Subkhangulova Thomas Willnow MDC
Emilia Vigolo Kai Schmidt-Ott MDC

Class of 2011

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Christin Mieth Norbert Hübner MDC
Katharina Paul Thoralf Niendorf MDC
Lukasz Przybyl Ralf Dechend ECRC
Julianna Rugor Ralf Dechend Charité
Marie Swinarski Daniela Panáková MDC

Class of 2010

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Katja Herzog Thomas Willnow MDC
Jennifer Jammrath Harald Saumweber Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Julia Kofent Francesca Spagnoli MDC
Franziska Rudolph Michael Gotthardt MDC
Deimante Simaite Norbert Hübner, Klemens Raile MDC, ECRC

Class of 2008

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Marc Renz Salim Seyfried MDC
Timm Zörgiebel Ludwig Thierfelder, Florian Blaschke MDC

Class of 2007

Name

Advisor

Affiliation

Manuela Magarin Ludwig Thierfelder MDC

Faculty

 

 

Faculty

Research Area

Michael Bader Molecular Biology of Peptide Hormones
Carmen Birchmeier Developmental Biology and Signal Transduction
Walter Birchmeier Epithelial Differentiation, Invasion and Metastasis
Ralf Dechend Clinical Cardiovascular Research
Jens Fielitz Clinical Cardiovascular Research
Holger Gerhardt Integrative Vascular Biology
Michael Gotthardt Neuromuscular and Cardiovascular Cell Biology
Annette Grüters Experimental Pediatric Endocrinology
Volker Haucke Molecular Cell Biology
Norbert Hübner Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases
Thomas Jentsch Physiology, Pathology and Cell Biology of Ion Transport
Enno Klussmann Anchored Signalling
Friedrich Luft Genetics and Pathophysiology
Thoralf Niendorf Experimental Ultrahigh Field NMR
Daniela Panakova Electrochemical Signaling in Development and Disease
Matthew Poy microRNA and Molecular Mechanisms of Metabolic Diseases
Axel Pries Circulatory Physiology and Microcirculation
Nikolaus Rajewsky Systems Biology of Gene Regulatory Elements
Harald Saumweber Cytogenetics
Claus Scheidereit Signal Transduction in Tumor Cells
Kai Schmidt-Ott Developmental Biology of the Kidney
Matthias Selbach Intracellular Signaling Pathways and Mass-Spectrometry
Salim Seyfried Zebrafish Cardiovascular Developmental Genetics
Francesca Spagnoli Molecular and Cellular Basis of Embryonic Development
Mathias Treier Genetics of Metabolic and Reproductive Disorders
Wolfgang Uckert Molecular Cell Biology and Gene Therapy
Thomas Willnow Molecular Cardiovascular Research

Alumni

 

Name

Advisor

Current Position

Amal Alami

Walter Rosenthal, Enno Klussmann

 

Katharina Costa Rodrigues

Norbert Hübner

Postdoc, MDC

Maria Dolaptchieva

Matthew Poy

 

Fabian Freiberg

Michael Gotthardt

Analyst, IMS Health

Thirupugal Govindarajan

Michael Gotthardt

Postdoc, MDC

Jan Hentschel

Thoralf Niendorf

 

Florian Kirchner

Ludwig Thierfelder

Berlin-Chemie AG / MENARINI

Sarah Kollar

Thomas Willnow

 

Ulrike Lisewski

Michael Gotthardt

Postdoc, MDC

Philipp Maass

Friedrich Luft

Postdoc, MDC

Ulrike Maschke

Dominik Müller, Ralf Dechend

Postdoc, ECRC

Susann Matthes

Michael Bader

Postdoc, MDC

Dörte Matthäus

Matthew Poy

Customer Service/Supply Chain Management, Mundipharma Group

Cécile Otten

Salim Seyfried

Postdoc, MDC

Irina Palatnik

Thoralf Niendorf

Design Quality Engineer, Berlin Heart GmbH

Kristin Petzold

Francesca Spagnoli

 

Igor Pongrac

Francesca Spagnoli

Postdoc, Croation Institute of Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

Katharina da Silva Lopes

Michael Gotthardt

Postdoc, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Jia Shiqi

Carmen Birchmeier

Postdoc, MDC

Bastian Spallek

Ralf Dechend, Dominik Müller

Postdoc, Charité; Productmanager Companion Animal, IDT Biologika GmbH

Katharina Walentin

Kai Schmidt-Ott

Postdoc, MDC

Jingjing Zhang

Salim Seyfried

Assistant Professor, Institute of Neurology,Guangdong Medical College, China

Robert Zinke

Ludwig Thierfelder

 

TransCard Program Speakers

 

Michael Gotthardt, MD

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
 
Voltaire

Fortunately, patients in our age can expect a lot more than amusement when they receive medical treatment. Largely this can be attributed to evidence based medicine (learning from past successes or failures) and translational research (learning from nature).

In the TransCard research school, we provide the training, the mentoring, and the infrastructure to create the best possible environment for a successful PhD project at the interface of basic science and clinical research in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease (CMD). This package will not only help you enjoy your results at the bench (compare the high impact publications of previous students in the CMD-program), the interaction with excellent scientists, clinicians, and motivated peers, but also provide the necessary medical background to make sure your hard work does not stand by itself but ultimately helps improve healthcare.

We hope you will enjoy the program, make an impact, and have fun as you learn how nature cures cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Yours truly,
Michael Gotthardt, MD

Francesca Spagnoli, PhD

Coordinator

 

Inka Gotthardt, PhD

Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 9406 4258
FAX:    +49 30 9406 2170
transcard@mdc-berlin.de