People

Dr. Christina E. Weinberg, née Lünse

Education
2017-present
Principal Investigator at Leipzig University
2013-2016
Postdoc with Ronald R. Breaker at Yale University, USA
2009-2012
PhD at University of Bonn with Günter Mayer, Thesis: Riboswitches as new antibacterial drug targets
2004-2009
Diplom in Molecular Biomedicine, University of Bonn, Thesis with Michael Famulok on primary micro RNA processing

Awards
2020 Postdoc fellowship Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation
2016 6-month return fellowship, DFG, LU1889/2-1, host: Mario Mörl
2013
2-year research fellowship, DFG, LU1889/1-1;
2-year research fellowship, German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD), declined

Dr. V. Janett Olzog

Education
since 2022 – Postdoc
2018-2022
PhD at Leipzig University with Christina Weinberg; Thesis: Activity-based screening for self-cleaving ribozymes in bacteria and Schistosoma mansoni
2017-2018 
Pre-Doc Award of the Research Academy Leipzig with Christina Weinberg (Leipzig University)
2015-2017
Master of Science in Biochemistry (Biotechnology and Environmental Biochemistry, Leipzig University)
2012-2015
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Thesis in the laboratory of Mario Mörl (Leipzig University)

Activities and interests
since 2019             member of the t.e.a.m. program for graduate students
since 2017             member of the student initiative btS Leipzig
since 2016            partner acrobatics, dancing Rock’n’Roll

phone: +49 341 97 38523 mail: janett.olzog@uni-leipzig.de

Jan A. Dewald, MSc.

Education
10/2021-09/2022
Pre-Doc Award of the Research Academy Leipzig with Christina Weinberg (Leipzig University)
2019-2021
Master of Science in Biochemistry (Leipzig University)
2019
Research assistant with Bachelor degree in the lab of Andreas J. Müller (University of Magdeburg)
2015-2019
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg); Thesis in the laboratory of Andreas J. Müller (University of Magdeburg)
10/2017-02/2018
Internship at Strathclyde University Glasgow in the group of Paul Herron

Activities and interests
almost any kind of ball sport (football, volleyball, handball etc.), bouldern, jogging, badminton, board games, casual gaming

phone: +49 341 97 36974 mail: jan.dewald@studserv.uni-leipzig.de

Anna Szynkarek

Education
2018-present

Student at the Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy (Leipzig University)

Activities and interests
reading books, learning foreign languages, cooking, contemporary dance, swimming

phone: +49 341 97 36974 mail: anna.synkarek@studserv.uni-leipzig.de

Lisa-Maria Wagner, BSc.

Education
2018-2022

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Leipzig University); Thesis in microbial interaction ecology in the laboratory of Antonis Chatzinotas at the Helmoltz Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig

06-07/2022
Commerzbank Environmenal Internship at the visitor center of the tideland UNESCO World Heritage site in Wilhelmshaven

Activities and interests
active member of NaturFreunde, member of DRK-Wasserwacht, guild dance

phone: +49 341 97 36974 mail: lisa-maria.wagner@studserv.uni-leipzig.de

Former Group Members

  • Lena I. Freist (master’s thesis)
  • Dominik Tegl (bachelor’s thesis)
  • Andrine Frank (internship)
  • Richard Friedrich (master’s thesis, pre-doc)
  • Maria Dittmar (internship, master’s studies, Münster University)
  • Melanie Schulz (master’s thesis)
  • Yuliia Lihanova (master’s thesis)
  • Lena Philipp (bachelor’s thesis)
  • Caroline De Feyter (bachelor’s thesis, Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Marina Wolff (research assistant)

Group Fotos

2020/21

Back row: Dominik Tegel, Richard Friedrich
Middle row: Lena Freist, Melanie Schulz, Jan Dewald
Front row: Janett Olzog, Christina Weinberg
Left to right: Richard Friedrich, Dominik Tegl, Melanie Schulz, Lena Freist, Janett Olzog, Jan Dewald, Christina Weinberg

2018/2019

Back row: Richard Friedrich, Janett Olzog
Front row: Christina Weinberg, Yuliia Lihanova

2017

Christina Weinberg, Janett Olzog
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