School Of Medicine
Systems Biology Ireland
Tel: +353 1 7166318
I am from Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. I studied Biochemistry at the University of Leipzig. From 2002 to 2006, I did my PhD Thesis with Karl-Peter Hopfner at the Gene Center in Munich. My work focussed on structural biology and protein biochemistry of DNA repair proteins. In 2007, I moved to Glasgow, Scotland to work as a PostDoc on virus-host cell interactions in herpes simplex with Roger Everett at the MRC Virology Unit. I joined Systems Biology Ireland in May 2012.
I have a strong background in Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry. Further lab skills include Cell Culture based assays and imaging techniques, such as Immunofluorescence and Confocal Microscopy.
My project is part of the EU framework 7 program PRIMES. We are
interested in protein interactions in the oncogenic EGFR signaling network. My work deals
with the functional characterization of critical interactions, in
particular their usefulness as drug targets.