Alumni

About our Alumnis:

Our graduate program aims to provide the necessary theoretical and methodological training to ensure an efficient, timely, and successful completion of each PhD and MD thesis. The first cohort of PhD-students war trained from 2017 to 2020. The GRK offered individualized supervision and coaching program, as well as topic-related seminars, practical courses, and transferable skill workshops. It was and is our intention to help students gain an individual scientific character/personality and promote early independence.

The curriculum started with a lecture to impart basic knowledge about inflammation and its resolution (26x 45 min) to make sure every member starts with a solid theoretical background. Within the following three years each student took part in at least three methodological trainings organized by the GRK. The GRK offered six transferable skill workshops, a study trip to CLS Behring (Mannheim) and we had 66 voluntary participations of members of the GRK at courses offered by GRADE (Goethe Research Academy for Early Career Researchers), which were chosen upon the individual need of every student. With regular thesis committee meetings and internal progress reports the GRK ensured a successful ongoing of the scientific project. In addition, we had 13 guest seminars accompanied with a student lunch (discussion round of guest and students only), two Summer Schools in 2018 and 2019, an international symposium in Pescara Italy in November 2018 and a summer meeting with talks held by every student in 2020. The GRK also facilitated the attendance of national and international conferences in 57 cases (2017 to 2020).

All in all, we are confident to say that our students developed to very well trained, successful and self-reliant young academics with an exceptional basis for a future career in multiple areas.

Graduate students

Cluster 1:

Project 1

Arnaud Huard

Arnaud Huard
Master of Science, Biology

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

GRK 2336 Start-Up Fund: January 1st, 2021 to
June 30th, 2021

„Being part of the GRK was enriching and helpful and allowed me to develop self‐confidence and researcher skills.”
PhD-Thesis: Interleukin 38 as a new regulator of the resolution of inflammation

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: PD Dr. Andreas Weigert
Prof. Dr. Harald Burkhardt

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heiko Mühl

Contact: Institute of Biochemistry 1
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pathobiochemie1.de

Project 2

Ann-Katrin Knuth

Anne-Katrin Knuth
Master of Science, Biochemistry

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

“During my time in the GRK, we were able to talk about everything as a team.”
PhD-Thesis: The role of necroptosis versus apoptosis in the resolution of inflammation

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Simone Fulda

Co-Supervisor: PD Dr. Andreas Weigert

Contact: Institute of Experimental Cancer
Research in Pediatrics
www.kinderkrebsstiftung-frankfurt.de

Project 3

Sina Gonther

Sina Gonther
Pharmacist

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

“It was an instructive always supportive training program especially for my professional development.”
PhD-Thesis: Termination of necroinflammation mediating recovery from paracetamol induced liver injury

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heiko Mühl

Co-Supervisor: PD Dr. Andreas Weigert

Contact: Institute of General Pharmacology and Toxicology
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pzf.de/allg

Associate

Priscila da Silva

Priscila da Silva
Master of Science, Microbiology and Immunology

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

PhD-Thesis: The role of IL-38 in γδ T cell-dependent immunity

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: PD Dr. Andreas Weigert

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Bernhard Brüne

Contact: Institute of Biochemistry 1
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pathobiochemie1.de

Associate MD

Christian Wilmes

Christian Wilmes
Medical Student

Membership: April 1st, 2018 to
December 30th, 2018

MD-Thesis: The role of interleukin-38 in B cell activation and differentiation

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: PD Dr. Andreas Weigert

Contact: Institute of Biochemistry 1
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pathobiochemie1.de

Associate MD

Laura Feser

Laura Feser
Medical Student

Membership: April 1st, 2018 to
December 31st, 2018

MD-Thesis: Termination von Nekrose-getriebener Entzündung bei Paracetamol-induziertem Leberschaden

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heiko Mühl

Contact: Institute of General Pharmacology and Toxicology
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pzf.de/allg

Associate MD

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed
Medical Student

Membership: April 1st, 2019 to
December 31st, 2019

MD-Thesis: Analysis of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression in hepatic inflammation

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heiko Mühl

Contact: Institute of General Pharmacology and Toxicology
Goethe-University Frankfurt
Email address:

www.kgu.de

Associate MD

Nam Do

Nam Do
Medical Student

Membership: April 1st, 2019 to
December 31st, 2019

MD-Thesis: „Die Rolle von Interleukin-38 in Modellen der multiplen Sklerose“

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: PD Dr. Andreas Weigert

Contact: Institute of Biochemistry 1
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pathobiochemie1.de

Cluster 2:

Project 4

Roland Ebert

Roland Ebert
Pharmacist

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

GRK 2336 Start-Up Fund: May 1st, 2021 to
October 31th, 2021

“A wonderful time that I would not want to miss!”
PhD-Thesis: 5-/15-Lipoxigenase interaction as regulatory principle in the lipoxin synthesis during resolution of inflammation.

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Steinhilber

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brüne

Contact: Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.uni-franfurt.de/53483647/Steinhilber

Project 5

Zumer Naeem

Zumer Naeem
Master of Science, Molecular Life Science

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

“The GRK help me to overcome my shortcomings and increase my confidence”
PhD-Thesis: Role of cytochrome P450 (Cyp) and soluble epoxide hydroxylase (she) in macrophage polarization and resolution of inflammation

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Fleming

Co-Supervisor: PD Dr. Andreas Weigert

Contact: Institute of Vascular Signalling
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.vrc.uni-frankfurt.de

Project 6

Peter Rappl

Peter Rappl
Master of Science,
Molecular Medicine

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

PhD-Thesis: mPEGES-1 in macrophages during resolution of inflammation

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brüne
PD Dr. Tobias Schmid

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Steinhilber

Contact: Institute of Biochemistry 1
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pathobiochemie1.de

Project 7

Lisa Kornstädt

Lisa Kornstädt
Master of Science, Biology

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

“I really enjoyed being part of this GRK; not only was it helpful for the progress of my project but I also met so many wonderful people.”
PhD-Thesis: Regulation of resolution of inflammation by mast cells

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Scholich

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ellen Niederberger

Contact: Institute of Clinical Pharmacology
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.kgu.de/zpharm/klin

Project 8

Ulrike Weiss

Ulrike Weiss
Pharmacist

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

“A challenging but also exciting and funny time with amazing colleagues.”
PhD-Thesis: The Role of IKKε in the resolution of inflammation in atherosclerosis

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ellen Niedernberger

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Heiko Mühl

Contact: Institute of Clinical Pharmacology
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.kgu.de/zpharm/klin

Associate

Tamara Göbel

Tamara Göbel
Master of Science, Chemistry

Membership: January 1st, 2018 to
December 31st, 2020

“Three years of growth, thrilling research and exciting trips/meetings”
PhD-Thesis: Activity of 5-Lipoxygenase in Tumor cell lines

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Steinhilber

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brüne

Contact: Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.uni-franfurt.de/53483647/Steinhilber

Associate MD

Patrick Maul

Patrick Maul
Medical student

Membership: February 1st, 2018 to
January 31st, 2019

MD-Thesis: Die Rolle der PGE2/cAMP Achse in Makrophagen in der Entzündungsauflösung

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: PD Dr. Tobias Schmid

Contact: Institute of Biochemistry 1
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.pathobiochemie1.de

Associate MD

Adham Husseini

Adham Husseini
Medical student

Membership: October 1st, 2019 to
May 31st, 2020

MD-Thesis: Die Rolle der I-kappaB Kinase ε in humanen Makrophagen bei der Auflösung von Entzündungen

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ellen Niederberger

Contact: Institute of Clinical Pharmacology
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.kgu.de/zpharm/klin

Cluster 3:

Project 9

Melissa Krishnathas

Melissa Krishnathas
Master of Science, Chemistry

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

"It was a helpful, challenging but rewarding time.”
PhD-Thesis: The pharmacological inhibition of the BMP-2-inducible kinase for the resolution of inflammation

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ralf Brandes

Contact: Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.uni-franfurt.de/53483647/Steinhilber

Project 10

Giulia Buchmann

Giulia Buchmann
Master of Science, Biochemistry

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

PhD-Thesis: Role of the NADPH Oxidase NOX4 in the termination of vascular inflammatory reaction after vascular injury

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ralf Brandes

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Robert Fürst

Contact: Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology
Goethe-University Frankfurt
www.vrc.uni-frankfurt.de

Project 11

Adele Nicolas

Adele Nicolas
Master of Science

Membership: October 1st, 2017 to
December 31st, 2020

PhD-Thesis: The role of AKT Signaling in Stroma Reprogramming & Radiation Responses

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Florian Greten

Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rolf Marschalek
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brüne

Contact: Georg-Speyer-Haus
www.georg-speyer-haus.de

Associate MD

Sophie Heinzen

Sophie Heinzen
Medical student

Membership: April 1st, 2018 to December 31st, 2018

MD-Thesis: Etablierung eines Mausmodells zur Evaluation von Checkpoint-Inhibitoren

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Florian Greten

Contact: Georg-Speyer-Haus
www.georg-speyer-haus.de

Associate MD

Anna Hausdorf

Anna Hausdorf
Medical student

Membership: May 1st, 2020 to
January 31st, 2021

MD-Thesis: Einfluss von Interleukin-1 auf Lebermetastasen des kolorektalen Karzinoms

Thesis Committee: Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Florian Greten

Contact: Georg-Speyer-Haus
www.georg-speyer-haus.de