People

Barbara Di Ventura
Group leader

barbara.diventura@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+ 49 7612032764

Nationality:
Italian
Protein/molecules of interest:
p53, MinD, MinC, MinE, NRPs, AsLOV2, ...
Most useful bioinformatics tool:
BLAST
Best model organism:
everything but drosophila!
Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
classical restriction enzymes (totally boring I know... no fancy Golden Gate or Gibson assembly!!)
Amounts of coffee per day:
one mag in the morning, a moccacino, iced macchiato or espresso after lunch
Favorite cafeteria food:
salmon and strawberries – well, not together obviously!
Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
hum...this one is tough...I sing all the time all the songs that come to my mind but never associated a specific song to the lab...ok, let's say "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang on a good day and "I will survive" by Gloria Gaynor on a bad day
Favourite place in the lab:
mostly stuck at my desk...but I’d rather be at the benches where exciting experiments are being made
Edoardo Romano
Phd Student

edoardo.romano@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+49 0761 2032762

Nationality:
Italian
Protein/molecules of interest:
Every light-activated proteins, but only if they have cool names
Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Every colored-free-user friendly alignment tool
Best model organism:
Zebrafish, when they don't die
Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
Automated methods like Gateway and Gibson cloning are a good way to reduce my cloning mistakes!
Amounts of coffee per day:
An average of 2 cups. Strong coffee from moka, of course!
Favorite cafeteria food:
Everything that is not "Italian" food 🙂
Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Rhianna - Work...Just kidding; good day: Muse - Feeling good; bad day: Queen - Don't try suicide
Favourite place in the lab:
Chilling at my desk during an incubation time
Enoch Boasiako Antwi
PhD Student

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
Navaneethan Palanisamy
PhD Student

Navaneethan.Palanisamy@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+ 49 6221 54 51314

Nationality:
Indian
Protein/molecules of interest:
MinD, MinC, MinE, Proteases, Reverse Transcriptases, and RNA and DNA aptamers
Most useful bioinformatics tool:
SnapGene Viewer, PyMOL, PDBsum and UCSF Chimera
Best model organism:
E. coli
Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
pJC20 and pET28 / Ligation Independent Cloning
Amounts of coffee per day:
Max. 2 cups
Favorite cafeteria food:
Chicken Nuggets
Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Eminem's 'Not Afraid' Songs / Bruno Mars's 'The Lazy Song'
Favourite place in the lab:
Windows in front of my room 🙂
Pierre Wehler
PhD Student

pierre.wehler@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+ 49 6221 54 51313

Nationality:
Earthling
Protein/molecules of interest:
The Guardian of the Genome aka p53
Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Ape
Best model organism:
Grad Students
Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
pcDNA3.1 (+)
Amounts of coffee per day:
coffee refusenik
Favorite cafeteria food:
green tagliatelle with mushroom sauce, yummi
Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
Blue Suede - Hooked on a Feeling or Queen - Don´t Stop me Now / Queen - I want to break free or David Hasselhoff: I've been looking for freedom
Favourite place in the lab:
Cell Culture - Only Place where I can listen music at full volume
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
Anna Degen
PhD Student

anna.degen@bioquant.uni-heidelberg.de

+ 49 6221 54 51313

Nationality:
German
Protein/molecules of interest:
Frankenstein’s… no: Anna’s monster enzymes stitched together from different NRPSs and IndC to make Indigoidine
Most useful bioinformatics tool:
Clustal Omega, UCSF Chimera, Deezer
Best model organism:
Workhorse Escherichia Coli
Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:
pCDFDuet (featuring two MCSs for when a little extra is needed and a not so common Spectinomycin resistance so you have your lab stocks all to yourself)/Gibson Assembly for scar-free cloning of Anna’s monster
Favorite tool in the lab:
Vacuum manifold (“pig”) for MiniPreps etc.
Amounts of coffee per day:
Moderate, varies from 0 – 3 cups
Favorite cafeteria food:
Käsespätzle (cheese spaetzle) followed by a dark chocolate chip cookie with iced macchiato
Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:
“Let’s Dance to Joy Division” by The Wombats / “Arbeit” by Sido and Helge Schneider
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.

Mehmet Ali Öztürk
Postdoc

+497612032787

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.

 
Christian Massute
Master student

christian.massute@neptun.uni-freiburg.de

+497612032762

 Nationality:

German by birth, but Canadian by heart

Protein/molecules of interest:

good old H2O

Most useful bioinformatics tool:

Benchling

Best model organism:

Zebrafish

Amounts of coffee per day:

None at all, just tab water

Favorite cafeteria food:

Milchreis

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:

Punching in a dream – The Naked and the famous

The rest is noise – Jaime XX on a bad day

Favorite place in the lab:

Cell culture – nice and quiet

Cold room – I like it cold

Emir Bora Akmeriç
Technical Assistant

emir.akmeric@biologie.uni-freiburg.de

+497612032787

Nationality:

Turkish

Protein/molecules of interest:

MERVL LTR, Yamanaka factors, proteins whose functional domains I can fit into LINuS, nups!

Most useful bioinformatics tool:

BLAST and Snapgene

Best model organism:

h/mESC, though they need a lot of babysitting

Favorite plasmid/cloning strategy:

Gibson

Amounts of coffee per day:

Ideally 2, take caution approaching if this limit is exceeded as the subject goes into an unstable excited state

Favorite cafeteria food:

The desserts are always tempting..

Songs to best describe lab life on a good day/on a bad day:

Cygnet Committee by David bowie on a good one, Sufjan Stevens' Carrie & Lowell album on a blue one.

Favourite place in the lab:

Microscopy room, cozy and cool 🙂