Lab News

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Welcome to Johannes

01 Oct 2023

A very warm welcome to Johannes, our newest PhD student in the Pauli lab!

Johannes is joining our fertilization team, and we are really excited to have him on board since he will strengthen our team with his biochemical expertise that he acquired in Regensburg during his studies and also during his master thesis in the Vannini lab at the Human Technopole in Milan. We are glad to have you on board!

Picture: Johannes together with his fellow 3 PhD students from the Pauli lab, already fully integrated into the lab after the 1st days here at the IMP - thanks to the whole lab for making Johannes feel so welcome from day one!

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Collaborative paper on DNA methylation in zebrafish-medaka hybrids published in NAR

26 Aug 2023

Published in Nucleic Acids Research (NAR): a new collaborative paper led by Ozren Bogdanovic’s lab with first author Sam Ross on the evolutionary conservation of embryonic DNA methylome remodelling in medaka and zebrafish. Thanks for allowing us, in particular Krista who provided the essential zebrafish-medaka hybrids, to contribute to this interesting work!

Congratulations to all authors!

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Frieda defends her PhD

25 Aug 2023

Immensely proud of Frieda for defending her PhD with flying colors! Big congratulations to Dr. Leesch for a brilliant PhD defense on the ‘Characterization and function of maternal ribosomes during development’.

During her PhD, Frieda launched the entire area of biochemical and structural exploration of translation during zebrafish embryogenesis in a lab with very little expertise in these fields, and did this with great determination, efficiency and success! Thank you for forming a fantastic team with your ‘partner in crime’ in the lab, Laura, and for all your contributions in and outside of the lab, including for introducing us to your favorite hobby, the mushroom ‘hunting’ around Vienna! We wish you all the best for your future postdoc, whereever it will take you!

A huge thank you also to Frieda’s examiners Elif Cenik (Austin University, Texas, USA), Elif Karagöz (Max Perutz Labs, Vienna) and Sebastian Falk (Max Perutz Labs, Vienna) for their insightful questions and discussion during the defense.

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