Lab Members Alumni and Guests

 

Group Leader
Christina Cardoso M. Cristina Cardoso
Group Leader
E-mail: cardoso @ bio.tu-darmstadt.de
Phone: +49-6151-16-21882
Fax: +49-6151-16-21880
Room: B2/03 204
 

M. CRISTINA CARDOSO graduated in biology at the University of Lisbon, Portugal (1986). After finishing her doctoral thesis on phage molecular genetics (1990), she went on to her post-doctoral training in the group of Dr. B. Nadal-Ginard at the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) where she worked on inducing retro-differentiation in terminally differentiated cells. During this time, she started to explore the interplay between the mammalian cell nucleus landscape and (epi)genome metabolism. In 1995, she became a group leader at the Franz Volhard Clinic (Charité-Berlin, Germany) and from 1997 to 2008 at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (Berlin). Since 2008, she has established her group at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Secretary
Katrin Beckmann Katrin Schallert
Secretary
E-mail: cardoso-lab @ bio.tu-darmstadt.de
Phone: +49-6151-16-21881
Room: B2/03 202
 

KATRIN SCHALLERT is responsible to manage the secretariat of the work group. She is in charge for accounting and secretary matters. Accounting includes in particular the facts and figures of the research projects and in administrative matters. In the secretary, she is responsible among other things, to purchase lab and office material, doing the bills and taking care about personnel matters.

     
Technical Staff
Anne Lehmkuhl Anne Lehmkuhl
Technical Assistant
E-mail: Lehmkuhl @ bio.tu-darmstadt.de
Phone: +49-6151-16-21886
Room: B2/03 218

 

ANNE LEHMKUHL takes the best care of our cell cultures and is therefore absolutely not replaceable. She is all ears for special wishes and keeps the lab running with all the time freshly prepared solutions and sterilized lab materials.

     
Dianca Imblan Diana Imblan
Technical Assistant
E-mail: 
Phone: +49-6151-16-21886
Room: B2/03 218

 

DIANA IMBLAN graduated in environment protection at the School of Applied Sciences in Bingen. She is working as a technical assistant in the Cardoso lab and takes care of several databases (Library of papers, Inventory lists, Peptides) and is supporting Manuela in protein purification.

     
Manu

Manuela Milden
Technical Assistant
Phone: +49-6151-16-21885
Room: B2/03 209

 

MANUELA MILDEN studied Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany. Her diploma thesis was finished in 2008 in the department of molecular biology. Now she takes care of the biochemistry lab, the antibodies and our Äkta system.

     
PhDs & Postdocs
Alex

Alexander Rapp
Postdoc
E-mail: rapp @ bio.tu-darmstadt.de
Phone: +49-6151-16-21884
Room: B2/03 208

 

ALEXANDER RAPP graduated in biochemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, with a diploma thesis on assessing DNA damage after laser micro beams using the Comet-FISH assay.  During this time he got experience on different multi photon laser beams and their use for micromanipulation and damage induction.  After that he did his PhD in Molecular Biology at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMB) in Jena in the Group of K.O. Greulich (until 2004).  In 2005 he went to the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK as a Marie Curie Fellow in the lab of P. Cook.  During this time he studied the effects of radiation induced DNA damage in dependency on chromatin structure.  In 2008 he joined the Cardoso group at the TU Darmstadt for his habilitation in the field of DNA repair and chromatin.

     
Anne Peschke

Anne Peschke
PLACEHOLDER
E-mail: PLACEHOLDER
Phone: +49-6151-16-21886
Room: B2/03 218

 

ANNE PESCHKE

     
Annika Schmidt

Annika Schmidt
PhD student
E-mail: annika.schmidt @ rub.de
Phone: +49-6151-16-21881
Room: B2/03 218

 

ANNIKA SCHMIDT

     
Annina Scholl

Annina Scholl
PhD student
E-mail: annina.scholl @ gmail.com
Phone: +49-6151-16-21886
Room: B2/03 218

 

ANNINA SCHOLL studied Biology at the TU Darmstadt and graduated in 2014. During her master thesis she investigated the effect of photoperiod on the metabolic behaviour of antarctic krill working at the Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven. She joined the Cardoso-lab in 2014 for her PhD, where she focuses on the interplay of DNA replication, repair and chromatin under radiation stress.

     
Bianca

Bianca Bertulat
Postdoc
E-mail: bertulat @ bio.tu-darmstadt.de
Phone: +49-6151-16-21884
Room: B2/03 208

 

BIANCA BERTULAT graduated with a focus on molecular and developmental cell biology at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2002). For her PhD (2008) she switched topics from mesoderm evolution to neural stem cell specification and moved with the Holstein lab to the University of Heidelberg. There, she finished her practical work, focusing on the identification and characterisation of basic Helix-Loop-Helix transcription factors (supervised by Thomas Holstein). Bianca joined the Cardoso lab 2009, eager to learn all about MeCP2, chromocenters, and nuclear architecture.

     
Bianca

Cathia Rausch
PhD student
E-mail: cathia.rausch @ gmail.com
Phone: +49-6151-16-21886
Room: B2/03 218

 

CATHIA RAUSCH studied biology at the LMU in Munich and graduated in 2015 in the group of Prof. Dr. Heinrich Leonhardt. In her Master Thesis she investigated the interactome of TET1 and generated as well as characterized several cell lines expressing TET1 (Ten-Eleven-Translocation protein 1) deletion proteins. She joined the Cardoso group in 2016 for her PhD, where she will also focus on TETs and their enzymatic products (especially 5hmC) and investigate their role in DNA replication and chromatin regulation. Furthermore, she will be working on MeCP2 and investigate how post-translational modifications affect localization and protein-protein/protein-DNA interactions.

     
Florian Hastert

Florian Hastert
PhD student
E-mail: f.hastert @ gmail.com
Phone: +49-6151-16-21886
Room: B2/03 218

 

FLORIAN HASTERT got both, his bachelor's and master's degree, from the TU Darmstadt. His bachelor's thesis was completed at the "GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research" on the recruitment of proteins involved in chromatin remodeling following radiation induced DNA damage. In his master's thesis in the Cardoso lab he investigated the interplay of histone and DNA modifications. This is now also keeping him busy during his PhD.

     
Francesco Natale

Francesco Natale
Postdoc
E-mail: 
Phone: +49-6151-16-21883
Room: B2/03 206

 

FRANCESCO NATALE graduated in Medical Biotechnologies at the University of Naples "Federico II", focusing on DNA methylation patterns of thyroid cancers (2004). He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology and Pathophysiology, studying chromatin dynamics of neuroblastoma cells following retinoic acid treatment (2008). In 2009, he moved to GSI (Darmstadt, Germany) to investigate the effect of ionising radiation on chromatin structure by means of next generation sequencing (in collaboration with the Cardoso's lab). In 2013, he was appointed scientist at National Institute of Radiological Science (Chiba, Japan) working on radiation-induced immune system augmentation. In late 2013, he joined the Cardoso's lab at the TU Darmstadt, where he works on delivery of functional proteins to living cells by means of cell penetrating peptides.

     
Kathrin Heinz

Kathrin Heinz
PhD student
E-mail: kathrin.sarah.heinz @ gmail.com
Phone: +49-6151-16-21883
Room: B2/03 218

 

KATHRIN HEINZ graduated in Biology at the Technische Universität Darmstadt (2013). She joined the Cardoso lab already in 2011 to write her Bachelor Thesis on physiological effects of Cell-penetrating peptides derived from p53 and p21. In 2013 she starts her Master Thesis on heterochromatic (com)position on DNA replication timing, which is the fundament of her current Ph.D. studies. Beyond her scientific work, she is very interested in teaching and therefore was involved in all teaching modules of the lab, as well as she is giving lectures at the ‘Pädagogische Akademie Elisabethenstift’ in Darmstadt.

     
Nicola

Nicola Stricker
PhD student
E-mail: nicolastricker @ gmail.com
Phone: +49-6151-16-21885
Room: B2/03 209

 

NICOLA STRICKER studied biology at the TU Darmstadt and graduated in 2014. In her Master Thesis she optimized in vitro culture and expansion of natural killer cells for treatment of acute myeoloid leukemia at the Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Immunhaematollogy in Frankfurt/ Main. She joined the Cardoso-Lab in 2014 for her PhD, which will be focused on the combined effects of UV, infrared and visible light on DNA damage induction and repair.

     
Patrick Weber

Patrick Weber
PhD student
E-mail: mail.pweber @ gmail.com
Phone: +49-6151-16-21886
Room: B2/03 218

 

PATRICK WEBER (Paddy) started his studies in biology (B.Sc.) in 2008 at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany and graduated in 2013 with his masterthesis on the ‘DNA replication dynamics in embryonic stem cells‘ in the Cardoso group. He then started his PhD thesis on the same issue with the aim to further identify and characterize differences in the mode of DNA replication and their underlying (epigenetic) regulatory mechanisms. In his spare time he is a passionate dancer and loves to listen to music, hang out with friends and simply enjoy the beautiful things in life :)

     
Peng Zhang

Peng Zhang
Postdoc
E-mail: peng12zhang @ gmail.com
Phone: +49-6151-16-21883
Room: B2/03 218

 

PENG ZHANG graduated from Jilin University (China) and obtained his master’s degree in 2012. During his master's studies, he mainly worked on the active DNA demethylation in mouse embryos and finished his master thesis entitled "The relationship between 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and active DNA demethylation in mice". After he joined the Cardoso lab, he is continuing working on DNA modifications especially on the interplay of 5hmC and Methyl-CpG binding proteins.

     
 
     
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