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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

Dr. Arnaud Descot

Dr. Arnaud Descot studied chemistry at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Montpellier (France) and structural and cellular biology at the University of Montpellier (France). After graduating, Arnaud moved to the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried in the group of Guido Posern within the department of Axel Ullrich. During his PhD, Arnaud contributed to the characterisation of the newly discovered Rho-Actin signal transduction pathway. In 2012 he joined, as a postdoctoral fellow, the group of Thordur Oskarsson at the DKFZ/HI-STEM in Heidelberg to work on matricellular proteins essential for the establishment of metastatic niches. By end of 2017, he joined the Medyouf group to study the molecular changes affecting the bone marrow microenvironment as well as explore cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in tumour immune escape.

Alexander Schäffer

Alexander received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the Hamburg University with specialization in genetics and immunology. He then went on to study molecular medicine at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and gained research experience in the group of Lisa Westerberg at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) where he worked on immunodeficiencies linked to the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein. During his master thesis he joined Lisa Sevenich’s group and investigated the therapeutic targeting of tumor-associated macrophages and microglia in the tumor microenvironment of brain metastasis. In 2018, he joined the Medyouf group as a PhD student to study the role of extra-cellular matrix proteins in human bone metastasis.

Dr. Irene Tirado-Gonzalez

Irene hat einen Master in integriertem Qualitätsmanagement für die Prävention von Umwelt- und Arbeitsrisiken sowie einen Master und Doktortitel in molekularer und zellulärer Immunologie von der Universität Granada (Spanien), wo sie die aus spontan abgetriebenen Embryonen isolierten dendritischen Zellen charakterisierte. Ab 2008 arbeitete Irene als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Abteilung für Innere Medizin der Berliner Charité. Seit 2015 ist Irene im Labor von Dr. Medyouf und verantwortet derzeit das Labormanagement und die Entwicklung verbesserter Kulturbedingungen für Primärzellen aus Patientenbiopsien.

Ioanna Tsoukala

Ioanna received her bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt and was trained in the group of Prof. Dr. Claudia Fournier at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt. She then pursued her master’s degree in Technical Biology at the Technical University of Darmstadt. In 2019 she joined Dr. Medyouf’s group for her master thesis. Her main research focuses on the biology of NK cells in tumor contexts.

Maresa Weitmann

Maresa hat ihre Ausbildung zur biologisch-technischen Assistentin in Überlingen/Bodensee absolviert. Seit 1999 arbeitet sie im Georg-Speyer-Haus. 2016 wechselte Maresa innerhalb des GSH zur Forschungsgruppe von Dr. Medyouf, um den Forscher:innen bei projektbezogenen Experimenten zu assistieren und ihnen im Mauskolonienmanagement zu unterstützen.