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Georg-Speyer-Haus. Foto: Andreas Reeg, Tel: +40-171-5449247, andreas.reeg@t-online.de, www.andreasreeg.de
Georg-Speyer-Haus. Foto: Andreas Reeg, Tel: +40-171-5449247, andreas.reeg@t-online.de, www.andreasreeg.de
Georg-Speyer-Haus. Foto: Andreas Reeg, Tel: +40-171-5449247, andreas.reeg@t-online.de, www.andreasreeg.de
Georg-Speyer-Haus. Foto: Andreas Reeg, Tel: +40-171-5449247, andreas.reeg@t-online.de, www.andreasreeg.de

Raquel Pereira

Raquel completed her Bachelor degree in Biotechnology and Master degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Minho (Portugal). She conducted her Master’s thesis focused on Biology of Ageing and aneuploidy under the supervision of Dr. Floris Foijer at ERIBA (Netherlands). She is joining the Krause lab as a PhD student and her research project will focus on understanding the interactions between the bone marrow microenvironment components and leukaemia.

Dr. Valentina Minciacchi

Valentina completed her master studies in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Florence (Italy). Her project was focused on the reciprocal metabolic reprogramming between tumor cells and fibroblasts. She did her PhD at the Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro (Italy) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles (USA). During her PhD program she focused how the interactions with the tumor microenvironment affect prostate cancer progression. Valentina joined the Krause group as a postdoc in Jan 2017 and is currently investigating how the leukaemia cells educate the bone marrow microenvironment toward a more permissive environment for leukaemia progression.

Rahul Kumar

Rahul completed his master's degree in biotechnology at IIT Roorkee (India) and his master's project investigated the inhibition of reactive oxygen species in cancer cells. He did his PhD at the University of Heidelberg under the supervision of Dr. L. Kaufmann (Prof. H. Steinbeisser (late)). During his PhD he studied the involvement of protocadherins (cell adhesion protein) and downstream kinase in Wnt signaling regulation using Xenopus Laevis as model system. Rahul joined the Krause group in October 2016. Currently he is trying to decipher the microanatomy of leukemia and its contribution to disease progression.

Celina Reiter

Celina completed a bachelor's degree in molecular biology at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and a master's degree in technical biology at TU Darmstadt. In 2020, Celina first began her master's thesis in the lab of Prof. Dr. Krause, investigating the role of extracellular matrix proteins in bone marrow, followed by further research work in Prof. Dr. Krause's lab.