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.
Elizabeth Ambrosio

Center: DanStem
Home Country: Mexico
Year: 2017
ElizabethAmbrosio

Research Interests:
I am interested in understanding how stem cells are able to acquire a specific cell fate. I would like to address how the activation of different genetic programs and signals, in a coordinated and ordered manner can lead to cell differentiation and eventually the formation of tissues and organs. I think the unraveling of such processes, can derive into therapeutic technologies.
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.
Dmitrii Borisevich

Center: CBMR
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017
DmitriiBorisevich

Research Interests:
My research interests stands within computational biology and bioinformatics and their application to study underlying mechanisms of complex health disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and genetic disorders. I want to produce practical impact on public health by improving the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Jose Manuel Camacho Zaragoza

Center: CFB
Home Country: Mexico
Year: 2017

JoseManuelCamachoZaragoza

Research Interests:
I’m interested in the use of genome-scale models to guide the metabolic engineering and synthetic biology strategies for the rational design and optimization of cell factories. My goal is to engineer highly efficient strains for the production of chemicals in a more sustainable way, based on a systems-level understanding of the cell physiology.
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.
Anna Drozd

Center: DanStem
Home Country: Poland
Year: 2017

AnnaDrozd

Research Interests:
My research interests are focused on stem cell biology, development, renewal and regeneration. I am fascinated by the mechanisms underlying these processes, particularly in the factors that affect a single cell in a multi-cellular organism and their implications for normal development, injuries and diseases.
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.
Elif Begüm Gökerküçük

Center: CBMR
Home Country: Turkey
Year: 2017

ElifBegumGokerkucuk

Research Interests:
I have research experience in the field of neuroscience particularly for the animal modeling of a complex neurological disorder. Later, I have also involved in a clinical trials team that is coordinating medicinal product research for complex metabolic disorders such as diabetes and obesity. By witnessing complex disease mechanisms from molecular biology to clinical trials, I wish to continue my studies by performing translational research on the pathophysiological and genetic background of diabetes and obesity.
Nadine Goldhammer

Center: DanStem
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2017

NadineGoldhammer

Research Interests:
My research interests mainly focus on the connection between stem cells and disease. I am interested in the impact of stem cells on the development and the progression of diseases like cancer, as well as in their potential as new and powerful treatments for those diseases.
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.
Ekaterina Kozaeva

Center: CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017

EkaterinaKozaeva

Research Interests:
My research interests generally related to the metabolic engineering, genome editing tools, the use of recombinant DNA technology to modify existing, or to introduce entirely new, in order to modify cell metabolic networks and use these modifications to increase production of a desired metabolite.
Ulrike Kühbacher

Center: CPR
Home Country: Italy
Year: 2017UlrikeKuehbacher
Research Interests:
During my master thesis, I specialized in the role of (de)ubiquitylation in DNA repair. Since then, it fascinates me how cells are able to maintain their genome and I am especially interested in how repair mechanisms are impaired in a variety of diseases such as cancer. In my PhD, I will focus on protein signaling in the nucleus.
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.
Eleonora Manitta

Center: CBMR
Home Country: Italy
Year: 2017

EleonoraManitta

Research Interests:
My main research interest concerns the molecular basis of complex diseases. In particular, I am interested in how genetic and environmental factors can influence disease susceptibility and development and in the effect of genetic and epigenetic variants on cellular processes. I’m fascinated by how the application of this knowledge may improve disease prevention and treatment.
Jan-Erik Messling

Center: DanStem
Home Country: Germany
Year: 2017

Jan-ErikMessling

Research Interests:
I am interested in studying gene regulatory processes in pluripotency, development and disease. For me, using of stem cells as an in-vitro model is particularly exciting, as many groundbreaking discoveries in recent years created a multitude of new approaches to study these subjects. I hope that I will be able to apply some of these approaches during my future research.
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.
Gabriela Pruś

Center: CPR
Home Country: Poland
Year: 2017

GabrielaPrus

Research Interests:
I have always been fascinated in the complexity of nature. My research interest is mainly focused on cell signaling. Applying mass-spectrometry based proteomics I would like to look at protein modifications, determine their dynamics and crosstalk between them.
Dylan Rausch

Center: CBMR
Home Country: USA
Year: 2017

DylanRausch

Research Interests:
I am interested in studying how diet and lifestyle interventions can drive changes on a molecular level. I hope to use and develop single cell technologies to reveal the mechanisms that drive these changes on both an epigenetic and transcriptomic level. I also plan to develop strong computational skills to analyze data generated with single cell technologies.
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.
Kaja Rupar

Center: CBMR
Home Country: Slovenia
Year: 2017

KajaRupar

Research Interests:
My aim is to better understand how altered cellular signaling pathways result in metabolic disorders, such as type two diabetes. I also think it would be exciting to study the genetic mutations causing this disease. With this I hope to contribute to discovering new and more efficient treatments against diabetes.
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.
Denis Shepelin

Center: CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017

DenisShepelin

Research Interests:
My primary field of study is computational biotechnology. It’s really interesting for me to bridge the gap between in silico design and construction of real organisms. My plan is to create robust tools for metabolic engineering analytics and predictive design. Also I’m interested in applying high-throughput methods such as automated ALE and robotic screening for construction part in biotechnological pipeline.
Alexandra Stripp

Center: CPR
Home Country: Denmark
Year: 2017

AlexandraStripp

Research Interests:
I am fascinated by the power of proteomics and mass spectrometry in research, in particular the identification of the vast number of possible post-translational modifications of the proteome. The direct benefit from proteomics to patients, in for example, the discovery of plasma biomarkers, and collaborations between academia and industry also greatly interest me.
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.
Svetlana Volkova

Center: CFB
Home Country: Russia
Year: 2017

SvetlanaVolkova

Research Interests:
My research interests lie in the field of metabolic engineering and biochemical diversity. I am convinced that in order to make a transition to sustainable industry, the fundamentals of the metabolism should be studied extensively. The possibilities to produce and utilise chemicals using microorganisms keep up my interest.
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