Our Team

Group Leader

Prof. Dr.
Christina Zielinski

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Postdocs

Laura Maria Florez

Thomas Sommermann

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Ying-Yin Chao

Su-Ho Park

PhD students

Shan Sun

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Chang-Feng Chu

Medical students

Gianna Rapp

Tonio Brinkschmidt

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Julia Matthias

Assistants

Amy Burrell

Research assistant

Claudia Franke

Research assistant

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Monika von der Heide

Research assistant

Steffi Hälbich

Research assistant

Heike Gäbler

Personal assistant

Steffi Feller

Personal assistant

OUR STUDENT ASSISTANTS

Mari del Carmen Martos Contreras joined the lab with a DAAD scholarship. She is a bioinformatician and supports the team with high-dimensional data analysis.

Arina Danilina is a bioinformatician from TUM/LMU and supports the team with high-dimensional data analysis.

Laurens Lehner is a bioinformatician from TUM/LMU and supports the team with high-dimensional data analysis.

Mahima Arunkumar is a bioinformatician from TUM/LMU and supports the team with high-dimensional data analysis.

Paulina Pittrich is a medical student who supports the team as a student assistant with experimental work.

 

Alumni

Gustavo Almeida has been a postdoc in the lab from 2018 to 2020. 

David Frieser was a Master Student in Biochemistry at the Technical University of Munich. David performed several lab rotations in the Zielinski lab and then continued to explore the regulation of the inflammasome with novel imaging technologies for his master thesis in the Zielinski Lab. He also supported the lab as a student assistant for more than two years.

Sonja Heine performed her master thesis in Biology in the Zielinski lab.

Claudia Beerweiler performed her master thesis in Biology in the Zielinski lab.

Hanna Meinl studied medicine at the LMU and TUM in Munich and was a postdoc in the Zielinski Lab from 2017 to 2019.

Subarna Palit joined the lab as a bioinformatician under shared supervision between the Zielinski Lab and the Institute for Computational Biology (Helmholtz-Center). She engaged in single-cell analyses of human immune cells with novel bioinformatic tools.

Michelle Klesse performed her master thesis in the Zielinski Lab in 2019. She was a Master Student of the Medical and Immunosciences and Infection program at the University of Bonn.

Christoph Heuser studied Molecular Biomedicine at the University of Bonn where he also started his PhD. He was a research assistant in the Zielinski Lab from 2018 to 2019.

Petra Hadlova received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in immunology from Charles University in Prague. She joined the lab for an internship under the Erasmus+ Recent Graduate program in 2019.

Sophia Mädler performed an internship in bioinformatics in the lab and then performed her Master thesis in the Zielinski lab in 2019.

Andrea Werner was a lab assistant for the group for two years.

Bachelor students: Lena Träger, Hin-Man Tai and Viola Siegert performed their Bachelor theses in the Zielinski Lab. Viola continued to support the team as a student assistant.

Student Assistants: Anastasia Litinetskaya (Bioinformatics), Lena Hackl (Bioinformatics), Julian Reinhard (Bioinformatics), Karoline Lutz (Bioinformatics), Sladana Vujancevic (Medical student), Andrew Carr (Biochemistry), Sophia Mädler (Bioinformatics, Biochemistry)