Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz



Dr. Julia Schäfer

Thesis: Metabolic reprogramming in SIRT6-deficient hepatoblastoma cells and impact on anti-tumor response of macrophages (TP07E Strand/Marquardt)

Current affiliation: Abbott

Catharina Majer

Topic: SAMHD1: impact on inflammation and DNA damage response in HIV-1 and malignant diseases (TP04: König) 

Current affiliation: BioSpring GmbH


Dr. Josephin Schwarz

Topic: Immunomodulation of cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation by regulatory T cells and dendritic cells (TP14E Holtappels/Clausen)

Current affiliation: Biotest AG

Sara Becker, PhD

Thesis: In vitro targeting of murine cytomegalovirus immune evasion proteins and transcriptional control of the m152 gene (TP11 Lemmermann/Reddehase)

Current affiliation: Institute of Virology, University Hospital Bonn

Dr. Vinzenz Särchen

Thesis: Molecular dissection of BV6 induced sensitization of rhabdomyosarcoma spheroids towards NK cell attack (TP12 Fulda/Ullrich)

Current affiliation: University Medical Center Rostock

Marie Kruchem

Topic: In vivo treatment of NSCLC with combination of immunotherapies and investigation of their effects in a genetically modified mouse model (TP08 Sprinzl/Schuppan)

Alexander Lang

Topic: Molecular T cell immunotherapy and inhibition of tumor immune escape mechanisms (TP06 Munder/Theobald)

Current affiliation: BionTech SE, Mainz

Christian Gosmann

Topic: Characterization and modulation of M1/M2/TAM (TP08 Sprinzl/Schuppan)

Current affiliation: BD, Heidelberg

Dr. Sara Hamdan

Topic: lmmunomodulation of cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation by regulatory T cells and dendritic cells (TP14 Holtappels/Clausen)

Current Affiliation: Ipsen, Göttingen


Lynn Bitar, PhD

Thesis: "Bioactive Lipid Signaling in Acute Brain Injury" (TP09 Schmidt/Zipp)

Current affiliation: Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Mainz

Fatima Al-Naimi

Topic: Novel molecular regulators of Treg differentiation and function (TP18 Sparwasser)

Dr. rer. nat. Yagmur Bülbül

Thesis: Charakterisierung einer neuartigen T-Zell Stimulation durch humane neutrophile Granulozyten (TP06 Munder/Theobald)

Current affiliation: Sanofi, Erlangen

Julia Schmiedeke, PhD

Thesis: "Impact of murine cytomegalovirus proteins on mast cell degranulation" (TP11 Lemmermann/Reddehase)

Current affiliation: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Stockholm, Sweden


Stefanie Keller, PhD

Thesis:  "Exploration of the oncogene EGFRvIII as a target for the cure of malignant brain Tumors" (TP09 Schmidt/Zipp)

Current affiliation: streamedup!, Wiesbaden

Dr. rer. nat. Meike Kespohl

Thesis: "Impact of the ISG15 System on Coxsackievirus B3 infection" (TP02 Beling/Ruf)

Current affiliation: Institute of Biochemistry, Charite Berlin   

Project Leaders:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Bopp, Institute for Immunology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Björn E. Clausen, Institute for Molecular Medicine


Ivonne Dietzel
Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed)