HONOR: Dr. Michael A. Boemo

Dr. Michael A. Boemo has received the Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship (Medical Sciences) at St. Cross College. The fellowship is for medical graduates of any university who have completed their doctorate and who are in a funded research post in any area of the Medical Sciences at the University of Oxford.michael-boemo_picture-cut

Since May 16, 2016, Michael has been employed as a postdoctoral research assistant at Oxford’s Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in the group of Conrad Nieduszynski. 

EScoDNA careers: Valentina Cassinelli

Valentina Cassinelli was employed as a PhD student at the EScoDNA partner Baseclick GmbH in Germany from 1 September 2013. She handed in her PhD thesis (Title:”Click chemistry as bioconjugation tool applied to DNA nanotechnology and cytogenetic analysis”) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich in September 2016 and will defend it shortly.Valentina Cassinelli Photo

Even before Valentina Cassinelli finished her PhD thesis she was employed at Sandoz as a Quality Assurance Manager. At Sandoz she is reviewing analytical documentation, standard operating procedures, and she is training QA employees. Finally, she is performing quality management of documentation, and planning and conducting internal inspections as well as inspections by authorities.

Valentina Cassinelli holds a master degree in industrial biotechnology from Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy, where she later worked as a researcher 2011-2012 in CARIPLO project “Development and safety assessment of nanostructurated compounds applicable to boron neutron capture theraphy.”

Valentina has 5 scientific publications (Chromosome Res., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Int J Artif Organs., Nanomaterials, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids)

EScoDNA careers: Dr. Laura Thomas

laura_thomas-5Dr. Laura Thomas holds a PhD degree in organic chemistry from University of Siegen. She earned her PhD in 2013 with the title: “The interaction of ligands with telomeric and ILPR quadruplex DNA.”
In October 2013 she was hired for a one year Postdoc position at the EScoDNA partner Vipergen ApS. During her fellowship she worked in developing and expanding yoctoreactor chemistry (read about the yoctoreactor here) in close collaboration with Ana Suárez, who was employed as PhD student at Vipergen ApS.
Dr. Laura Thomas is currently employed as Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, division Bioprocess Engineering, in Magdeburg (Germany). Her first project at the Max Planck Institute was about the optimization of glycoanalytical applications. In May 2016 she started a new project concerning the field of downstream processing of viral vaccines.

Dr. Laura Thomas has 7 scientific publications (Beilstein J. Org. Chem., Analyst, J. Org. Chem., Chem. Eur. J., Org. Biomol. Chem., Materials Science of DNA, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.)

EScoDNA careers: Dr. Birgit Oberleitner

Photo Birgit OberleitnerDr. Birgit Oberleitner holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry, which she received from Institut Curie, Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France. She earned her PhD in 2013 with the title: “Targeted Gold Nanorods for Cancer Imaging and Therapy.”

Prior to her doctoral degree, she earned a Master degree in chemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany, in 2009. She specialized in “Condensed Soft Matter and Materials (COSOM).”

Dr. Birgit Oberleitner has 5 scientific publications (JACS, Journal of Polymer science part A: Polymer Chemistry, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, ASC nano) and 2 filed patent applications.

Dr. Birgit Oberleitner was employed May 1 2013, as the first experienced EScoDNA researcher. She was hired by the EScoDNA partner baseclick GmbH as a postdoctoral research assistant. Right after her 1 year employment as EScoDNA fellow, she was hired at Baseclick GmbH and is currently the Head of Business Development and Marketing.

We are happy that Birgit is still “around” and that she has taken part in several EScoDNA events after her EScoDNA employment ended.

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