Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme

Fully-funded four year PhD programme in an international scientific environment

Students

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María Camila Álvarez Silva

Supervisor: Mani Arumugam, CBMR
Home Country: Colombia
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
Biological Engineer and Master in Chemical Engineering with research experience in networks biology (protein-protein interaction networks and metabolic networks) and bioinformatics characterization of proteins. I am interested in focusing my research on the application of systems biology, bioinformatics and metabolic engineering on the study of human diseases.
Belin Selcen Beydağ

Supervisor: Anne Grapin-Botton, DanStem
Home Country: Turkey
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
Witnessing the fascinating regenerative capability of stem cells made me think about their immense potential, and this inevitably dragged me into a career path in stem cell research. I am particularly interested in understanding pluripotent stem cells better by deciphering the mechanisms behind their possibly reversible fate choices, and perhaps to be able to channel their regenerative capacity towards therapeutic use, with the help of 3D culturing methods.
Sabina Chubanava

Supervisor: Jonas Treebak, CBMR
Home Country: Belarus
Year: 2016Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.
Research Interests:
Such aspects of skeletal muscle physiology as regeneration and senescence are my primary interest. My PhD research project is focused on NAD+ metabolism and its role in molecular processes involved in age-related muscle loss and degeneration, and thus, might potentially aid in the development of novel senescence targeted therapies.
Karolína Ditrychová

Supervisor: Josh Brickman, DanStem
Home Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
My research interest is mainly focused on cell and developmental biology. I have always found cell fate decision in context of tissue fascinating and I am particularly keen on cell signaling controlling differentiation. I consider our knowledge in this field of biology as crucial for our better understanding of life and I would like to contribute to it.
Coline Gentil

Supervisor: Bo Porse, DanStem
Home Country: France
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
I acquired different experiences that I hope to bring together during a PhD project from Epigenetics in development, to the role of immunology in cancer surveillance. Taken together, I wish to study epigenetic modifications in hematopoiesis and their role in normal and disease associated mechanisms in immunology and cancer.
Iuliia Karavaeva

Supervisor: Zach Gerhart-Hines, CBMR
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2016Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.
Research Interests:
Metabolism and Aging, metabolic disorders, mitochondrial diseases, mitochondria quality control, bioenergetics, brown adipose tissue metabolism and regulation, therapeutic application of BAT energy dissipating capacity, caloric restriction, circadian regulation of metabolism, role of human microbiota in metabolic disorders; CRISPR/Cas genome editing technologies, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, single cell techniques, genetic rodent models.
Jenny Landberg

Supervisor: Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, CFB
Home Country: Sweden
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
I have a broad interest in research fields related to biosustainability, such as synthetic biology, metabolic engineering and cell factory design. I am particularly interested in development of synthetic biology tools that can be applied in lab or industrial-scale fermentation to increase the product yield and economic feasibility of cell factories. My current research focuses on development of inducible promoters and genetic circuits that enable decoupling of growth from product pathway expression during production of renewable compounds in bacteria.
Lili Niu

Supervisor: Matthias Mann, CPR
Home Country: China
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
I’m interested in applications of mass spectrometry-based high-throughput approaches in addressing biological problems. Specifically, I’m interested in accurately and deeply quantifying biofluid proteomes as a snapshot of human body to identify disease markers or indicate patient stratification. I’m also interested in integration and interpretation of large-scale datasets derived from different approaches (e.g. proteomics and metabolomics).
Anamarija Pfeiffer

Supervisor: Jesper V. Olsen, CPR
Home Country: Croatia
Year: 2016Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.
Research Interests:
My research interests encompass signal transduction pathways/networks and post-translational modifications (PTMs). Specifically, I would like to focus on determining PTM dynamics using cutting edge proteomics technologies and correlating how fluctuations in their levels affect signalling pathways in pathological conditions such as cancer.
David Romero Suarez

Supervisor: Michael Krogh Jensen, CFB
Home Country: Peru
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
I am interested in designing, constructing and engineering of biological systems for different applications, particularly cell factories. I am also excited about studying biodiversity as a source of new useful metabolites, enzymes and parts for synthetic biology and in quantitative studies of bacterial physiology.
Lisa Schubert

Supervisor: Niels Mailand, CPR
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
During my Master’s studies I gained experience and a strong interest in molecular biology, protein research and biochemistry as well as in human cell culture and microscopy. Thus, I would like to further deepen my knowledge in these fields during my PhD. My special interest is on signaling and molecular mechanisms in the nucleus.
Hana Sedláčková

Supervisor: Jiri Lukas, CPR
Home Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
I am interested in DNA repair which is mediated by the network of multifunctional protein complexes. I have been studying DNA repair proteins using biochemical methods so far, but now I would like to deepen my knowledge in cell biology. In future I would like to combine both approaches of biochemistry and cell biology which beautifully complement each other in scientific work.
Daria Sergeeva

Supervisor: Helene F. Kildegaard, CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
I am fascinated with the issue of biotechnology. During my bachelor’s and master’s projects, I was working on R&D of recombinant therapeutic proteins produced in mammalian cells. I am interested in cross-disciplinary research, such as synthetic biology, to design cell factories for the efficient production of biopharmaceuticals.
Felipe Gonzalo Tueros Farfan

Supervisor: Morten Sommer, CFB
Home Country: Peru
Year: 2016
Novo Nordisk Fonden PhD-program ceremoni.

Research Interests:
My research interests involve: Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering with an emphasis on Genetic Engineering of microorganisms. My overall goal is to perform research in areas that will contribute to the better understanding of the link and regulation between genetic modifications and phenotypic activity, to further improve applicability of these biological systems.