Research Groups

Members of the Molecular Cell Biology Group

Dr. Anja Bremm

Emmy Noether Research Fellow & Group Leader
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42510


Curriculum Vitae  
Since 2014 Group leader at BMLS
2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
2008-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
2008 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Technische Universität München, Germany
2004 2004 Diploma in Biology, Georg-August University Göttingen
Fellowships & Awards  
2013 Emmy Noether Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
2012 Goethe International Postdoc Programme, COFUND Programme (Marie Curie Actions)
2012 Centenary Early Career Award (Medical Research Council, UK)
2011 Research Fellowship (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
2008 Career Development Fellowship (Medical Research Council, UK)

Mila Bašić

PhD student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42509

Mila comes from Croatia. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Zagreb. After spending a year abroad during her ERASMUS exchange program at the TU Dresden, she decided to continue her education there and obtained her Master's degree from BIOTEC, studying Molecular Bioengineering. For her Master's thesis she joined the lab of Francis Stewart, where she was introduced to gene expressing systems in stem cells. In particular, she was interested in the auxin-inducible degron system for the investigation of epigenetic regulators and their influence on gene expression. Afterwards, Mila joined the new lab of Anja Bremm, where her interest shifted towards protein biochemistry. She is now investigating the roles of deubiquitinating enzymes in autophagy regulation. When not in the lab, she can be found passionately doing various sports or enjoying a nice cup of coffee in a relaxing atmosphere.

Verena Bittl

PhD student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42509

Julia Mader

PhD student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42509

Julia did her Bachelor´s degree in Biology at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg. She obtained her Master´s degree in Biological Science at the University of Konstanz. For her Master´s thesis, Julia joined the group of Prof. Martin Scheffner and studied mechanisms involved in regulation of p53 ubiquitination and neddylation. In April 2014, she started her PhD in the Molecular Cell Biology group and is currently investigating the functional role of atypical protein ubiquitination in hypoxia signaling and mechanisms in regulating DUB activity.

Alexandra Kalb

PhD student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42509

Alexandra obtained her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg and moved to Frankfurt to focus her Master's studies on Biochemistry at the Goethe University. For her Master's thesis, she joined the group of Anja Bremm, where she investigated the role of deubiquitinating enzymes in retromer-mediated protein trafficking and autophagy. Alexandra started her PhD in the lab in January 2016 and continues with her project working on DUBs in protein trafficking and sorting.