Valentin Ceccon

Second year master student in AMU (Integrative Biology and Physiology Master in Marseille, Luminy). Currently on internship in Frank Schnorrer’s team. I am working on the understanding and impact of mitochondrial remodeling in the Drosophila melanogaster flight muscle supervised by Avellaneda Jerome. INTERNSHIP December-May Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille (IBDM-L) Marseille “Understanding and … Continue reading Valentin Ceccon

Aynur Kaya Çopur

postdoc Upon finishing her postdoc with her very detailed study of the role of the Hippo pathway on muscle development, Aynur joined the Science Support Centre (SSC) at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Previous CV: EDUCATION 09.2005 – 09.2009     Doctoral studies (Ph.D.), European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany (thesis submitted  to Heidelberg University). 09.2001 … Continue reading Aynur Kaya Çopur

Céline Guichard

lab manager email: celine.guichard [at] Céline keeps our lab in order.

Fabio Marchiano

Fabio continues his research work after one year as a Bioinformatics engineer in our team and he is currently pursuing his PhD in the group of Bianca Habermann! Previous info: Responsible for RNA-seq data analysis and customized code development, in close collaboration with the wet-lab researchers. email: RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Bioinformatician at BMS’s laboratory: … Continue reading Fabio Marchiano

Sandra Lemke

PhD Student After her PhD Sandra continued to do academic research and is now PostDoc at the Nelson Lab in Princeton University, USA. Previous CV: HIGHER EDUCATION 2014 – present       PhD candidate in the group of Frank Schnorrer, PhD Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany 2011 – 2014            Master of Science in Biochemistry, LMU … Continue reading Sandra Lemke

Xu Zhang

phd student (2012-2017) Xu is back to his homeland in China where he is a Group Leader at the Foshan University China.

Wouter Koolhaas

Wouter did his PhD at the lab. He is now the Coordinator of the Helmholtz International Epigenetics Research School in Munich

Maria Spletter

Maria is now a fully independent researcher, leading her own lab at the Department of Physiological Chemistry in Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, in Munich, Germany Find out more about her research here.

Irene Ferreira

PHD Student (2012-2016) After her PhD Irene joined SIRION BIOTECH, in Munich, Germany, where she is Head of Clinical Support.

Cornelia Schönbauer

Cornelia did her PhD at the lab and is now at the German Center for Diabetic Research (

Manuela Weitkunat

After concluding her PhD while at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Manuela is now Principal Associate Scientist, Image Analysis at AstraZeneca.

Christiane Barz

Lab manager of the Munich Lab, Chris has now a permanent position at the Max Planck headquarter in Munich as Institute Liaison Officer at Max Planck Society.

Bettina Mühling

Bettina, an amazing cyclist, was a lab technician and is now a permanent member in Nicola Gompel’s department at Munich University (

Annette Hellbach

After doing her PhD with us Annette has worked in several biotech companies and is now the Head of Science Enablement Tools at Merck Life Science, in Darmstadt, Germany.

Katja Finkl

Katja, outdoor sports enthusiast (responsible for getting Frank into rock climbing!) was a technician in our lab and is now lab manager of Jürg Müller’s lab at the MPI Biochemistry in Munich as a permanent member (

Irene Kalchhauser

Irene was Frank’s first student and was key in shaping the Kon-tiki story while still at the IMP in Vienna. She is now Professor in Bern