Research Groups

Members of the Structural Biology Group

Dr. Masato Akutsu

Group Leader
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42535

Masato obtained his PhD in 2007 from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan. For his post-doctoral studies, Masato moved to The Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto, Canada and MRC - Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK where he worked on the structure of deubiquitinase. He was postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Professor Ivan Dikic until he started his group in 2013.

Curriculum Vitae  
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Institute of Biochemistry II Medical Faculty of the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2008-2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Division of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge,
2007-2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow – The Structural Genomics Consortium University of Toronto, Canada
2004-2007 Ph.D. in Materials Structure Science – The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, School of High Energy Accelerator Science, Japan
Anamarija Skenderovic

PhD Student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42582


Karthik Maddi

PhD student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42507

Karthik is graduated with his Masters degree in Biomedicine in the laboratory of Professor Par Nordlund at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. During his master thesis, he had been working with "Structural and biochemical characterization of Rea1 and its associated factors in 60S ribosomal sub unit biogenesis" in the laboratory of Professor Ed Hurt at Biochemistry center, University of Heidelberg. He had been awarded prestigious fellowships like "Erasmus Sokrates fellowship" Karolinksa Institutet, Sweden; "Summer Under graduate Research fellowship (SURF 2008)", University of Mississippi, USA; Fellowship at University of Basel, Switzerland; "Summer Research Fellowship 2008", Indian Academy of Sciences (IASC), India to perform research projects.