Di Ventura Lab

People

Barbara Di Ventura
Group leader

barbara.diventura@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+ 49 7612032764

Nationality:
Even if I tried to hide it, you would immediately get it...I am just too Italian I'm afraid. I do have the German nationality too, though, eh eh

Protein/molecules of interest:
I used to love p53, then I started focusing my attention onto these fascinating pole-to-pole oscillating Min proteins, but, lately, there is NO doubt: my favorite molecule is LOV!

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
I am stuck at BLAST

Best model organism:
Everything but Drosophila!

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Classical restriction digestion-based cloning (this might reveal my age, though. I shall say Gibson Assembly to stay cool!)

Favourite place in the lab:
I am secluded in the office most of the time, but I'd rather be at the benches were the exciting science is taking place!

When a experiment does not work, you…:
Get totally mad!

Amounts of coffee per day:
2 in the morning, one espresso after lunch and this is it.

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Ok, this one is tough. I sing all the possible songs in my head all the time, but lately I became obsessed with Måneskin, so I'd say "Moriro' da re" on a good day and "Torna a casa" on a bad day

Enoch Boasiako Antwi
Postdoc

enoch.antwi@bioss.uni-freiburg.de

+ 49 6221 54 51314

Nationality:
Worldian

Protein/molecules of interest:
Transcription factors

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
apE

Best model organism:
You 🙂

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
pI408/Traditional

Amounts of coffee per day:
I hate coffee 🙁

Favorite cafeteria food:
I rather starve 😉

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
“Happy”- Pharrell Williams / -

Favourite place in the lab:
In front of my PC

Denise Nikodemus
Postdoc

denise.nikodemus@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Nationality:
European

Protein/molecules of interest:
Extracellular matrix proteins and those who influence their expression, folding, secretion, maintenance, and disposal

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
BLAST, Clustal Omega, Expasy, PDB

Best model organism:
Depends on what I want to use it for.

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Sleeping beauty transposase system, simple overlap PCR

Favourite place in the lab:
Can´t resist the bench. Desk stuff must wait until the evening.

Amounts of coffee per day:
A fast one in the morning, a relaxed one after lunch

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
A good day in the lab and `Blinding Lights´ by The Weekend, the day can´t be bad anymore. Pearl Jam can really help on a bad lab day.

Mehmet Ali Öztürk
Postdoc

mehmet.oeztuerk@bioss.uni-freiburg.de

+49 7612032787

Nationality:
Earth

Protein/molecules of interest:
01000001 01101110 01111001

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
My cerebrum

Best model organism:
Homo sapiens

Amounts of coffee per day:
One coffee a day, keeps doctor away

Favorite cafeteria food:
Anything containing N, C, H, O, S

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Good day: UEFA Champions League theme
Bad day: Star Wars - The Imperial March

Favorite place in the lab:
My workstation chair, cause gravity sucks

Daniel Weis
PhD student

daniel.weis@bioss.uni-freiburg.de

+497612032762

Nationality:
German

Protein/molecules of interest:
Npu-DnaE

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
BLAST

Best model organism:
E. coli

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Gibson Assembly

Amounts of coffee per day:
2 cups

Favorite cafeteria food:
various

Giada Forlani
PhD student

giada.forlani@sgbm.uni-freiburg.de

+49 7612032787

Nationality:
Croatian/Italian, best combo ever! 😉

Protein/molecules of interest:
the one and only RelA (p65), and when fused to LINuS I like it even better

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Benchling, to keep all the cloning, protocols and projects organized. ImageJ/Fiji for editing/analysis of microscopy images.

Best model organism:
Mammalian cells: so small but still so rebellious and resilient.

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Gibson aka narcissistic water cloning XD

Favourite place in the lab:
The drawer in which I hide chocolate

When an experiment does not work, you…:
....Go the before mentioned drawer

Amounts of coffee per day:
max 2 per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, always with milk, sometimes with sugar

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
There are no bad days in the lab that can´t be turned into good days with some music (and maybe a drink after-work). Let´s start the party with In&Out (Gigi D´Agostino & LA Vision).

Daniel Armbruster
PhD student

d.armbruster@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+497612032762

Nationality:
German

Protein/molecules of interest: 
Inteines and OrthoRep.

Most useful bioinformatics tool: 
PyMOL and BLAST

Best model organism: 
S. cerevisiae

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy: 
Gibson assembly

Favourite place in the lab:
My workplace

When an experiment does not work, you…: 
drink a coffee

Amounts of coffee per day: 
depends on the experiments

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Wonderful Life - Seeed/ You can't always get what you want - The Rolling Stones

Büşra Merve Kırpat
PhD student

buesra.merve.kirpat.konak@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+497612032762

Nationality:
universe

Protein/molecules of interest:
fluorescent proteins

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
BLAST

Best model organism:
tardigrades

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Gibson Assembly

Favourite place in the lab:
microscopy room

When an experiment does not work, you…:
It's an expected thing for an experiment so I just grab a coffee for a break and think about it.

Amounts of coffee per day:
at least two cups

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
James Brown- I got you (I feel good) / Bob Marley- Three little birds

Junsheng Liang
PhD student

junshend.liang@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Nationality:
China

Protein/molecules of interest:
Min proteins, Cas9

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Benchling
Snap gene

Best model organism:
E.coli

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy: 
Gibson Assembly

Favorite place in the lab:
Cold room in summer! Big culture room in winter!

When an experiment does not work, you…:
back home sadly and cook food happily.

Amounts of coffee per day:
I'm a tee addict!

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
good day - Rivers in the desert
bad day - You are not alone

Daniel Mazraeh
PhD student

daniel.mazraeh@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Nationality:
Milky way

Protein/molecules of interest:
Still, nothing amazes me more than motor proteins.

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Never rely on one.

Best model organism:
Of course, it depends on the experiment

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
The faster the better.

Amounts of coffee per day:
Not much

Favorite cafeteria food:
Both Greek and Persian cuisines.

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
“Adelante”- Sash! / ”Tanhaye Tanha” Iraj bastami

 
Dagmar Krischke
Technician

dagmar.krischke@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+497612032762

Nationality:
German (born Swabian, raised Palatinate, now live in Baden)

Protein/molecules of interest:
Let’s see…

Best model organism:
PhD students

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
With my strategy I was twice successful with results in 1995 and 1998

Amounts of coffee per day:
Only 1 to 2, but it has to be good one: Espresso with foamed milk

Favorite cafeteria food:
If there’s no other choice than going to cafeteria: salad bar day at KFH

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
good day: “We Are The Champions” – Queen (I don’t like this song, just for describing…)
bad day: “Sunday Morning” - The Velvet Underground & Nico or “Funhouse” – P!nk

Favourite place in the lab:

I love the marvelous view outside from my desk to the surrounding landscape.

Karsten Voigt
IT

karsten.voigt@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+497612036975

Nationality:
German

Protein/molecules of interest:
small, non coding RNAs

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
The IT Personell ready to serve the Bioinformaticians

Best model organism:
Skynet

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Proxmox VM cloning

Favourite place in the lab:
My Office, drinking coffee, no tickets to be answered

When an experiment does not work, you…:
Turn the server off and on again and pray

Amounts of coffee per day:
Waaaaaaay to many

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
I’m back Eminem god day
Das Narrenschiff Reinhard Mey bad day

Melanie Pisch
Technician

melanie.pisch@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

Nationality:
German

Protein/molecules of interest:-

Most useful bioinformatics tool:-

Best model organism:-

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Restriction enzymes are nice to work with

Favourite place in the lab:
My place, such a great view out of the window

When a experiment does not work, you…:
Think about solutions, maybe ask someone for additional ones and repeat it.

Amounts of coffee per day:
2, sometimes 3

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
For good days: These sounds fall into my mind

 

Simone Ugi
Secretary

simone.ugi@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+497612032739

Nationality:
German

Protein/molecules of interest:
-

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
-

Best model organism: -
SAP, especially when it does something you do not understand

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:

Favourite place in the lab:
My office

When an experiment does not work, you…:
change the strategy

Amounts of coffee per day:
2-4

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Good day: Der letzte Tanz (Boss)
Bad day: I want to break free (Queen)

Sandro Willig
MSc Student

Nationality:
German potato

Protein/molecules of interest:
Inteins and TCRs

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Benchling.com

Best model organism:
E. coli

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Good old digestion and ligation

Favourite place in the lab:
NOT in the cold room

When a experiment does not work, you…:
Think about my life, my decisions and how I got here…

Amounts of coffee per day:
Way too many

Favorite cafeteria food:
Currywurst mit Pommes

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Good day: Like A Prayer (feat. Charla K) – Extended Mix
Bad day: Child Of The Devil – Timmy Trumpet

Eléonore Fournier
MSc Student

Nationality:
Born in Paris and raised in Frankfurt, two cities for themselves.

Protein/molecules of interest:
RelA (p65) fused to LINuS

Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Benchling.com

Best model organism:
Hela cells and E. coli

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
TransIT-X2 and PEI

Favourite place in the lab:
The microscopy room is the best place to take a nap, however, often sits there Enoch therefore I prefer the cell culture room where most of the time is no one.

When a experiment does not work, you…:
Take a break and talk with my best friend Sandro.

Amounts of coffee per day:
Please ask my doctor or pharmacist

Favorite cafeteria food:
„Currywurst" with french fries 

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Good day: Somebody to love - Basstrologe
Bad day: Paralyzed - NF