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Physics of Parasitism

J-PoP

Annika Binder

Projekt 8 - Schwarz & Frischknecht - Heidelberg

Annika Binder is a PhD student in the Frischknecht group at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Heidelberg, investigating microtubule regulation and function in the motile stages of the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei.

Lucas Brehm

Project 5 - Ersfeld & Weiss - Bayreuth.

Lucas is a PhD student in the research group of Klaus Ersfeld at the University of Bayreuth, studying the influence of cytoskeletal post-translational modifications on the motility of Trypanosoma brucei in microfluidic environments (in collaboration with the research group of Matthias Weiss).

Gubesh Gunaratnam

Project 1 - Aebischer, Jacobs, Jung & Klotz - Berlin & Homburg

Gubesh Gunaratnam is currently transitioning from a PhD student into a postdoc in Markus Bischoff’s group, working on the physics of adhesion of Giardia duodenalis

Insa Herzog

Project 9 - Gorb & Lehnert-Sobotta - Kiel & Büsum

Insa Herzog is a PhD student and veterinarian studying the host-parasite relationship of marine mammals and arthropods in a collaboration between the Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (Kristina Lehnert-Sobotta) and the Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, University of Kiel (Stanislav N. Gorb).

Johannes Hörl

Project 10 - Grevelding, Häberlein, Mosig & Schacher - Giessen & Jena

Johannes is a PhD student in the group of Felix Schacher at the IOMC in Jena. He works on mechanoresponsive materials as biophysical reporter systems in microfluidic models to study platyhelminth biomechanics.

Narges Jamshidi Khameneh

Project 4 - Engstler - Würzburg

Narges is a PhD student funded by the EU-ITN Phymot (Physics of Motility). She is a J-PoP associate.

Jana Jentzsch

Project 5 - Ersfeld & Weiss - Bayreuth

Jana is a PhD student in the lab of Professor Klaus Ersfeld in the Department of Molecular Parasitology at the University of Bayreuth. She's investigating the impact of posttranslational modifications of microtubules in the parasite Trypanosoma brucei.

Andreas Kuhn

Project 7 - Fischer - Würzburg

Andreas has an M.Sc. in Physics, and is now doing agent-based modelling of Trypanosoma brucei collective behaviour in the Julia programming language. He's a PhD student in the group of Sabine Fischer at the Center of Computational and Theoretical Biology of the University of Würzburg.

Leon Lettermann

Project 8 - Schwarz & Frischknecht - Heidelberg

Leon Lettermann is a Ph.D. student in the Schwarz Group at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Heidelberg. He is working with the Frischknecht Group on detailed modelling of the gliding motility apparatus of malaria sporozoites to explain movement patterns and in particular chirality.

Thomas Müller

Project 4 - Engstler - Würzburg

Thomas is a PhD student and PoP associate, who works on single-particle tracking in trypanosomes

Rashmi Nakate

Project 10 - Grevelding, Häberlein, Mosig & Schacher - Giessen & Jena

Rashmi Ravindra Nakate is a PhD student in the group of  Christopher Grevelding, working on the biomechanics of platyhelminth (mainly schistosome) adhesion, locomotion, and reproduction.

Florian Overberg

Project 6 - Fedosov & Gompper - Jülich

Florian Overberg is a PhD student in the Fedosov Group, working on numerical simulations of trypanosomes in blood flow.

Javier Periz

Project 16 - Renkawitz & Sabass - München

Javier Periz (DPhil in biological physics, Oxon; PhD in parasitology, ICL; BVetMed)  is a postdoc in the group of Markus Meissner at the LMU Chair of Experimental Parasitology in Munich. He is associated with the priority programme, working together with the project Renkawitz/Sabass on the mechanobiology of Toxoplasma gondii dissemination by immune cells.

Carina Praisler

Project 4 - Engstler - Würzburg

Carina is the first PhD student on PoP project 4. She will work on the phyics of trypanosome navigation in the host

Anika Preuss

Project 9 - Gorb & Lehnert-Sobotta - Kiel & Büsum

Anika Preuss is a PhD student in the Gorb group at the Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics of the University of Kiel, working on marine mammal parasites with special focus on their physical adaptations for living in such a challenging environment.

Mauricio Ruiz

Project 16 - Renkawitz & Sabass - München

Mauricio is a PhD student in the group of Jörg Renkawitz at the LMU Biomedical Center (BMC) in Munich. He is working on the mechanobiology of Toxoplasma gondii dissemination by immune cells.

Binzhi Wang

Project 16 - Renkawitz & Sabass - München

Bingzhi Wang is working on his master project and thesis since November 2021, Renkawitz Lab.

Hannes Wunderlich

Project 5 - Ersfeld & Weiss - Bayreuth

Hannes Wunderlich is a PhD student at the chair EPI - Physics of Living Matter, University of Bayreuth (Matthias Weiss) working on microfluidics-based analysis of the movement pattern of Trypanosoma in collaboration with the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, University of Bayreuth (Klaus Ersfeld).

Johannes Allweier

Project 3 - Bruchhaus & Gutsmann - Hamburg

Johannes is a PhD student working on the adhesion properties of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes in a collaboration between the AG Bruchhaus at BNITM and the Biophysics group led by Prof. Dr. Thomas Gutsmann at the Research Center Borstel.

Wjatscheslaw Liublin

Project 12 - Hartmann/Niesner - Berlin

PhD student in physics, making spatially resolved metabolism visible with the (magic of) multi-photon microscopy and NAD(P)H-fluorescence lifetime imaging. Based in the Niesner biophysical analytics group at DRFZ.

Kevin Walz

Project 8 - Frischknecht & Schwarz - Heidelberg

Kevin Walz is a PhD student in the Frischknecht group at the Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research in Heidelberg. He is investigating the structure and function of major surface proteins and their role in motility of the infectious stage of the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei.

Fereydoon Taheri

Project 15 - Metzler & Selhuber-Unkel, Potsdam/Heidelberg

Fereydoon is a postdoc in the Selhuber-Unkel group at the Institute of Molecular Systems Engineering and Advanced Materials (IMSEAM) in Heidelberg. He is investigating the dynamics and forces during the first stages of Entamoeba tissue invasion in collaboration with the Metzler lab in Potsdam.

Ruth Leben

Project 12 - Hartmann & Niesner - Berlin.

Ruth is a physics engineer and postdoc in the Niesner and Hartmann groups at the Freie Universität Berlin. She studies the movement of nematodes in the mouse gut using two-photon microscopy and fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) as a method to map the metabolism and monitor mucus viscosity.

Alice Battistella

Project 11 - Guck - Erlangen

Alice Battistella is a postdoc in the Guck lab.

Nishant Baruah

Project 2 - Auth & Dasanna - Jülich

Nishant Baruah is a PhD student in the group of Thorsten Auth, working on the dynamics and spatial deformations involved in the invasion of apicomplexan parasites (primarily Toxoplasma gondii) into host cells through numerical simulations.