Research Groups

 

Members of the Molecular Signaling Group


Prof. Dr. Ivan Dikic

Professor & group leader
Phone: +49 (0)69 6301- 5652
Fax: +49 (0)69 6301-5577
ivan.dikic(at)biochem2.de
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Ivan Dikic was born and brought up in Zagreb, Croatia, where he was trained as a medical doctor, he obtained his PhD in molecular biology from the University of Zagreb while working under the supervision of Joseph Schlessinger at New York University Medical Center, USA.
He became a Group Leader at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala, Sweden moving to Frankfurt in 2002.
He is currently a Professor and Director of Institute of Biochemistry II at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany and was the Founding Director of the Buchmann Institute for Molecular life Sciences (BMLS) from 2009-2013. He also holds a Guest Professorship at the University of Split, Croatia.
Ivan's scientific interests are focused on how ubiquitin pathways regulate cellular processes, such as receptor-mediated endocytosis, immune responses, DNA repair, proteasomal degradation and more recently on molecular basis of selective autophagy. Read More

 

 

 
Dr. Sagar Bhogaraju

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582
bhogaraju(at)med.uni-frankfurt.de

Sagar obtained his master degree in Biological Sciences from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. After a brief stint as a senior research analysis with a patent consultancy company Evalueserve, Delhi, he moved to Munich for his PhD at Max-Plank Institute for Biochemistry. He carried out his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Esben Lorentzen where he studied the structure and function of Intraflagellar transport proteins that are involved in making eukaryotic cilium. He later joined Ivan Dikic’s lab as a postdoc. He is interested mainly in structural and functional characterisation of ubiquitin ligases.
Dr. Alexis Gonzalez

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Dr. Sissy Kalayil

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582
kalayil(at)med.uni-frankfurt.de

Sissy did her Master’s in the Dept. of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at IIT Kanpur, India. Following this, she spent almost two years in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Sissy obtained her PhD in Dec 2015 from the group of Prof. Dr. Werner Kühlbrandt at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysics in Frankfurt where she investigated the structural and functional aspects of membrane transporters. She joined the Dikic lab as a postdoc in Jan 2016 where she is trying to understand the properties of membrane curving proteins and also investigating the structural and biochemical aspects of novel ubiquitination mechanisms.
Iva Kutija

Internship Student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582
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Dr. Mohit Misra

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582
misra(at)biochem2.de

Mohit obtained his Master's in Biotechnology and worked as a Junior Research Fellow at ICGEB, New Delhi. He moved to Würzburg to pursue his doctorate in Prof. Hermann Schindelin's lab where he worked on the structural and biochemical characterization of the ubiquitin activating enzyme. After a brief postdoc in Würbzurg, he has joined the Dikic lab in April 2018 to explore novel mechanisms of ubiquitylation by bacterial effector proteins.
Dr. Rukmini Mukherjee

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582
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Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Donghyuk Shin

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42707
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Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Marija Zbačnik

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582
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Marija Zbačnik was born in Velika Gorica, a town close to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia where she finished her formal education. She obtained her diploma as dipl. ing. of chemistry and a teacher of chemistry in 2008 at the Department of Chemistry, University of Zagreb. She obtained her Ph.D. in structural and inorganic chemistry in 2013 at the same University. She was working at the Chemistry department, University of Zagreb, Croatia for 9 years, until the beginning of 2018. She was a co-supervisor on three Masters theses in Croatia, and has published 9 scientific papers cited in CC database. Her scientific interests in Zagreb were focused on mechanochemical synthesis and crystallization of materials with interesting optical properties in the solid state. She spent 6 months in Bloemfontain, South Africa in 2014-2015 for her first postdoc, and is now working at BMLS as a postdoctoral fellow. Marija joined the Molecular Signalling group at the BMLS in August 2017, and her scientific interests are currently focused on biomolecular crystallization and crystallography.

Elena Veshkova

Lab Manager
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42580
veshkova(at)em.uni-frankfurt.de


Yaobin Liu

PhD Student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582
yaobinliu(at)stud.uni-frankfurt.de

Yaobin obtained his master degree in Pharmacology at Soochow University, China. Under the mentorship of professor Guoqiang Xu, he studied the mechanism by which Lenalidomide treats the blood cancer multiple myeloma. He joined the lab of Ivan Dikic as a PhD student in May 2016. During his PhD he is now trying to understand more about the novel serine ubiquitination by SdeA and working on the regulation of phosphoribosyl-ubiquitination.