Postdoctoral Associates and PhD students of the department

Silke Allmann
PhD Student 2007-2010
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Department of Plant Physiology, Amsterdam, NL

Oz Barazani
Postdoc 2004-2006
current position: Researcher at Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, The Institute of Plant Sciences, Beit Dagan, IL

Beatrice Berger
PhD Student 2003-2009
current position: Research Scientist at Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse und Zierpflanzenbau, Pflanzenernährung, Großbeeren, DE

Samik Bhattacharya
Postdoc 2009-2016
current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Osnabrück, Department of Biology, Osnabrück, DE

Gustavo Bonaventure
Project group leader 2007-2012
current position: Manager Phenotyping Application at LemnaTec GmbH, Aachen, DE

Tohir Ahmadovich Bozorov
PhD Student 2008-2012
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics and Plant Experimental Biology, Yukory Yuz, UZ

Ben Bubner
Scientist 1999-2002
current position: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter at Thünen Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald, und Fischerei, Waldsieversdorf, DE

Maria Cristina Crava
Postdoc 2014-2015
current position: Fellowship Holder of EU Marie Curie Fellowship at Edmund Mach Foundation, Trento, IT

Truong Son Dinh
PhD Student 2008-2013
current position: Lecturer at Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute, BNARI, Hanoi, VN

Matthias Erb
Scientist 2011-2014
current position: Full Professor at University of Bern, Institute of Plant Sciences - Biotic Interactions, Bern, CH

Trevor Fenning
Postdoc 1997-1999
current position: Research Scientist at Centre for Forest Resources and Management, Northern Research Station, Midlothian, GB

Abigail Ferrieri
Postdoc 2012-2014
current position: William R. Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Washington, DC, US

Ivan Galis
Project group leader 2007-2011
current position: Full Professor at Okayama University, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, 710-0046, JP

Emmanuel Gaquerel
Postdoc 2006-2008, Project group leader 2008-2013
current position: Independent Group Leaders at Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE

Paola Alejandra Gilardoni
PhD Student 2007-2008
current position: Labormanager at ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Laboratory of Exercise and Health, Institute of Movement Sciences, Schwerzenbach, CH

Ashok Giri
Postdoc 2004-2007
current position: Senior Scientist at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Division of Biochemical Sciences, Pune, IN

Grit Glawe
Scientist 2000-2001
current position: Senior Researcher at Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., De Lier, NL

Geetha Govind
Postdoc 2008-2010
current position: Senior Research Scientist at Reliance Industries Limited, IN

Jyotasana Gulati
PhD Student 2010-2013, Postdoc 2014-2016
current position: Scientist

Markus Hartl
PhD Student 2004-2007, Postdoc 2007-2010
current position: Head of Facility Mass Spectrometry in Max F. Perutz Laboratories at Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Centre for Molecular Biology, Wien, AU

Andrew Heidel
Postdoc 2002-2004
current position: Guest Researcher at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Bundesforschungsinstitut für Tiergesundheit, Lehrstuhl für Bio-Informatik - Department of Bioinformatics, Jena, DE

Nicolas Heinzel
Postdoc 2006-2009
current position: Chemiker at Leibniz Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpfanzenforschung, Heterosis, DE

Matthias Held
PhD Student 1999-2002
current position: Research Promotor and Coordinator at University of Fribourg, Euresearch Fribourg - Research Promotion Service, Fribourg, CH

Christian Hettenhausen
PhD Student 2007-2011, Postdoc 2011-2012
current position: Project Group Leader at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Institute of Botany, Kunming, CN

Long Hoa Hoang
PhD Student 2007-2009
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at University of Hanoi, Institute of Agricultural Genetics, Hanoi, VN

Mario Kallenbach
PhD Student 2007-2012, Scientist 2012-2016
current position: Application Specialist at Shimadzu, Jena, DE

Jin-Ho Kang
PhD Student 2002-2006, Postdoc 2006, Scientist 1999-2002
current position: Scientist

Merijn Kant
Postdoc 2005-2008
current position: Associate Professor at University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science – Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amsterdam, NL

Harleen Kaur
PhD Student 2007-2009
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at University of Alberta, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, Edmonton, US

Markku Keinänen
Postdoc 1999-2000
current position: Senior Researcher at University of Joensuu, Department of Biology, Joensuu, FI

André Kessler
PhD Student 1998-2002, Scientist 2002-2004
current position: Assistant Professor at Cornell University, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ithaca, US

Sang-Gyu Kim
Project group leader 2009-2015
current position: Plant Team Leader at Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science, Daejeon, KP

Tamara Krügel
Scientist 1997-2002
current position: retaired

Pavan Kumar
PhD Student 2009-2013
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at University of Florida, Gainesville, US

Zhihao Ling
PhD Student 2012-2016
current position: Project Group Leader at Chengdu Life Baseline Technology Co.,Ltd, Mobile Hulian Chuangye Mansion G1-906, Chengdu, CN

Yonggen Lou
Postdoc 2001-2006
current position: Professor at Zhejiang University, Institute of Insect Sciences, Hangzhou, CN

Ricardo A. R. Machado
PhD Student 2011-2015
current position: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Bern, Institute of Plant Sciences - Biotic Interactions, Bern, CH

Dorothea Meldau
PhD Student 2008-2013, Postdoc 2013
current position: Mitarbeiterin Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen, Kassel, DE

Stefan Meldau
PhD Student 2006-2012, Project group leader 2012-2013
current position: Project Manager at KWS SAAT AG, Molecular Physiology, Einbeck, DE

Sirsha Mitra
PhD Student 2005-2007, Postdoc 2008-2013
current position: Assistant Professor at University of Pune, Pune, IN

Omprakash Mittapalli
Postdoc 2006-2008
current position: Postdoc at The Ohio-State University, Department of Entomology, Wooster, US

Aura Navarro-Quezada
Postdoc 2012-2014
current position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Karl-Rupprecht- University of Heidelberg, Plant defense metabolism, Heidelberg, DE

Youngjoo Oh
PhD Student 2009-2012, Postdoc 2012-2017
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Convergence Technology, Seoul, KR

Nawaporn Onkokesung
Postdoc 2010
current position: Research Associate at Newcastle University, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle upon Tyne, GB

Shree Prakash Pandey
PhD Student 2004-2008, Postdoc 2009-2010
current position: Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER K), Biological Sciences, Kolkata - 700 064, IN

Sagar Subhash Pandit
Project group leader 2008-2014
current position: Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Biology Faculty, Pune, IN

Anja Paschold
PhD Student 2004-2007
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Plant Developmental Biology, Köln, DE

Anbu Poosakkannu
PhD Student 2010-2012
current position: Postdoc at University of Jyväskylä, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Jyväskylä, FI

Catherine A. Preston
PhD Student 1998-2001
current position: Position at United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS), Riverdale, US

Channabasavangowda Rayapuram
PhD Student 2004-2007, Postdoc 2007-2008
current position: Senior Researcher at Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, IN

Amy Roda
Postdoc 2000-2003
current position: Acting Director at United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - Center for Plant Health Sciience and Technology, Miami, US

Rakesh Santhanam
PhD Student 2012-2016
current position: Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter at Johnson & Johnson (Bio-Med X), Team OBD: Oral Biofilm Disruption, Heidelberg, DE

Dominik D. Schmidt
PhD Student 2001-2004, Scientist 2007-2008
current position: Senior Account Manager at QIAGEN GmbH, Commercial Operations, Hilden, DE

Stefan Schuck
PhD Student 2009-2013
current position: Postdoc at Botanisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Arbeitsgruppe Kopriva, Köln, DE

Jens Schwachtje
PhD Student 2002-2007
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Energy Metabolism, Potsdam-Golm, DE

Mariana Stanton
PhD Student 2009-2014, Postdoc 2014-2015
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Química, São Paulo, SP, BR

Anke Steppuhn
PhD Student 2002-2007, Postdoc 2007
current position: Junior Professor at Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie, Angewandte Zoologie/ Ökologie der Tiere, Berlin, DE

Michael Stitz
PhD Student 2010-2013, Postdoc 2014-2015
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE

Nicole van Dam
Scientist 1997-2000
current position: Full Professor at Deutsche Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv), Forschungsgruppe Molekulare Interaktionsökologie, Leipzig, DE

Arjen van Doorn
PhD Student 2006-2010
current position: Scientist Applied Developer at Roche Diagnostics, Instrumental Analytics, Penzberg, DE

Lei Wang
Postdoc 2005-2007
current position: Position at Key Laboratory of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Kunming Institute of Botany, Kunming, CN

Alexander Weinhold
PhD Student 2008-2012
current position: Project Group Leader at Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv), Molekulare Interaktionsökologie, Leipzig, DE

Arne Weinhold
PhD Student 2009-2014, Postdoc 2014-2016
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie, Angewandte Zoologie/ Ökologie der Tiere, Berlin, DE

Melkamu Woldemariam
PhD Student 2009-2012, Scientist 2012-2013
current position: Biotechnology Instructor and Coordinator of the Biotechnology lab/program at Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, US

Jianqiang Wu
PhD Student 2001-2007, Project group leader 2007-2012
current position: Professor at Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Departmetn of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Kunming, CN

Jinsong Wu
PhD Student 2004-2008
current position: Assistant Professor at Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Key Laboratory of Economic Plants and Biotechnology, Kunming

Hendrik Wünsche
PhD Student 2006-2011
current position: Key representative at Pall Life Sciences - ForteBio Coopreration, Frankfurt/Main, DE

Dahai Yang
PhD Student 2007-2011
current position: Group Leader at Yunnan Academy of Tobacco Agricultural Sciences, Tobacco Breeding and Biotechnology Research Center, Yuxi, Yunnan, P. R., CN

Ting Yang
Postdoc 2014-2015
current position: Postdoctoral Associate at Copenhagen Plant Science Center, University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Frederiksberg C, DK

Jorge Alberto Zavala
PhD Student 2001-2004, Scientist 2004-2005
current position: Associate Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Cátedra de Bioquímica, Facultad de Agronomía