Doctoral candidates

In addition to the interdisciplinary development of the graduate programmes, the Jena Alliance Life in Focus directly funds individual doctoral projects with an interdisciplinary orientation. All doctoral projects are located in one of the participating graduate schools of the Jena Alliance.
Pooja Snehrashmi Mehta Image: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Pooja Snehrashmi Mehta

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Topic: Recruitment and maintenance of the Nicotiana attenuata root microbiome

Supervisors: Prof. I.T. Baldwin, Prof. Dr. E. Kothe

Contact: pmehta@ice.mpg.de

 

Romy Rietschel Image: Hans Knöll Institute

Romy Rietschel

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

Topic: Natural products in reconstituted microbiomes

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. C. Hertweck, Prof. Dr. A. A. Brakhage

Contact: romy.rietschel@leibniz-hki.de

 

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Mahnoor Zulfiqar

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), FSU Jena - Institute for Analytical Chemistry

Topic: Integrative analysis of metabolomics and transcriptomic data

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. C. Steinbeck, Prof. Dr. G. Pohnert

Contact: mahnoor.zulfiqar@uni-jena.de

 

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Carlos Sevilla

Allocation: Abbe School of Photonics (ASP), Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP)

Topic: Quantum information processing with spatially modulated photons

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. A. Tünnermann, apl. Prof. Dr. U. Zeitner, Dr. F. Steinlechner

Contact: carlos.sevilla@iof.fraunhofer.de

 

Ayda Nemati Vesali Azar Image: JSMC

Ayda Nemati Vesali Azar

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research (OSIM)

Topic: Stimulus release from structured glass surfaces

Supervisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. L. Wondraczek, Dr. P. Stallforth

Contact: ayda.azar@uni-jena.de

 

Emma King Image: JSMC

Emma King

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), University Hospital Jena

Topic: Naked mole rats: Patterns of response to microbial infections

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. M. Bauer, PD Dr. S. Weis

Contact: Emma.King@med.uni-jena.de

 

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Gaukhar Zhurgenbayeva

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), FSU Jena - Institute for Applied Optics and Biophysics

Topic: Organ-on-chip: quantitative imaging of microbial dynamics

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. C. Eggeling, Prof. Dr. M. T. Figge

Contact: gaukhar.zhurgenbayeva@uni-jena.de

 

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Raquel Alonso-Roman

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

Topic: The interaction of Candida albicans with antagonistic bacteria in a Gut-on-Chip model

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. B. Hube, PD Dr. A. Mosig

Contact: raquel.roman@leibniz-hki.de

 

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Evans Osahon Iyamu

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

Topic: Hydrophobicity for exchange of signals

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. E. Kothe, Prof. Dr. A. A. Brakhage

Contact: evans.osahon.iyamu@uni-jena.de

 

Trang Vuong Image: JSMC

Trang Vuong

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Matthias Schleiden Institute

Topic: Biotic interactions of different stages of a green algal life cycle in a natural-structured microverse environment

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. M. Mittag

Contact: trang.vuong@uni-jena.de

 

Stefanie Scheide Image: Hans Knöll Institute

Stefanie Scheide

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

Topic: Secondary metabolome dynamics in structured artificial microhabitats

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. D. Hoffmeister, Prof. Dr. E. Kothe

Contact: stefanie.scheide@uni-jena.de

 

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Christian Wolfgang Hayn

Allocation: Jena School of Molecular Medicine (JSMM), Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)

Topic: Investigating the molecular differences underlying the functional impairment of aged muscle stem cells

Supervisors: Dr. J. v. Maltzahn

Contact: christian.hayn@leibniz-fli.de

 

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Antonella Belén De Costa Guardamagna

Allocation: Jena School of Molecular Medicine (JSMM), FSU Jena - Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics/ Biophysics

Topic: Labile heme: visualization and management of an indispensable cell stressor

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. S. Heinemann

Contact: antonella.de.costa.guardamagna@uni-jena.de

 

Jisna Jose Image: JSMC

Jisna Jose

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), FSU Jena - Institut of Microbiology

Topic: The basis of resilience in the A. thaliana leaf microbiota

Supervisors: Dr. M. Agler, Prof. Dr. I. T. Baldwin

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Nino Eberhardt

Allocation: Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), FSU Jena - Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry

Topic: Photoinducible Localizable Modulators

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. H.-D. Arndt, Dr. P. Stallforth

Contact: nino.eberhardt@uni-jena.de

 

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Justine Alexandra Wagner

Allocation: Jena School of Molecular Medicine (JSMM), Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)

Topic: Molecular characterization of axonopathy-causing mutations in Atlastins

Supervisors: Dr. habil. C. Kaether

Contact: justine.wagner@leibniz-fli.de

 

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Mona Katrin Schurig

Allocation: Jena School of Molecular Medicine (JSMM)

Topic: Impact of alterations in glycosylation patterns in disease and aging

Supervisors: Prof. Christian Hübner

Contact: MonaKatrin.Schurig@med.uni-jena.de

 

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Oskar Kohout

Allocation: Abbe School of Photonics (ASP), Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP)

Topic: Development of multi-photon sources and quantum information processing hardware for application in advanced quantum communication protocols

Supervisors: Dr. Fabian Steinlechner, Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

Contact: oskar.kohout@uni-jena.de

 

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Sebastian Ritter

Allocation: Abbe School of Photonics (ASP), Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP)

Topic: Investigation of Single Photon Sources for Applications in Quantum Communication and Sensing

Supervisors: Dr. Falk Eilenberger, Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

Contact: sebastian.ritter@uni-jena.de

 

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Emma Brambila Tamayo

Allocation: Abbe School of Photonics (ASP), Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP)

Topic: Multi-photon sources for quantum sensing and imaging

Supervisors: Dr. Markus Gräfe, Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

Contact: emma.brambila@uni-jena.de

 

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Gregor Sauer

Allocation: Abbe School of Photonics (ASP), Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP)

Topic: Cavity-Enhanced Downconversion for Quantum Sensing and Communication

Supervisors: Dr. Fabian Steinlechner, Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

Contact: gregor.sauer@uni-jena.de

 

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