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2023

Meet Seval and Daniëlle, our newest PhD and Master’s students!

Seval earned her B.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Üsküdar University. She completed her Master’s degree at Koç University School of Medicine in Immunology. During her M.Sc, she studied the T-regulatory cell and Notch axis in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) inflammation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hasan Bayram. In the Dierickx lab, she will focus on disease progression in human metabolic heart failure. She loves photography (unfortunately, her friends’ pe...

DZHK funds the Circadian Cardiometabolism lab

We are extremely grateful to receive support from the German Heart Foundation: DZHK. In the next 6 years we will study how the cardiac circadian clock drives rhythmic process in the heart. In addition, based on knowledge of the circadian clock, we are aiming to devise new strategies to treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases. Thank you very much, DZHK. Please find the links below: https://dzhk.de/en/news/latest-news/article/two-new-junior-research-groups-started-at-the-dzhk/ https://dzhk.de...

Happy New Year from our lab!

New year, new resolutions, but never forget old traditions. Cake to celebrate each other’s birthday is truly important. Today we belatedly celebrate Kai’s birthday with homemade Belgian cake. This is also a great moment to celebrate the great bunch we have together in the lab. Of course, this begs for a new year’s lab gift: the Circadian Cardiometabolism 2023 beanie! These ones look good on all of our members and will keep us warm during the winter months. We...

2022

Adwitiya just joined our lab as an undergrad Intern

Adwitiya is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Health Informatics at the Technical University of Deggendorf. Simultaneously, she is also studying Software Engineering from 42 school, Wolfsburg. From January 2023, she will start her Master’s program in Applied Neuroscience from King‘s College London. Her future plans are to move in the field of Research and Development. Currently, Adwitiya is an undergraduate intern in the Dierickx Lab and she believes that this is an excellent opportunity f...

Welcome to Yannick Mangold, our fifth lab member!

Welcome to Yannick Mangold, who just joined our lab as a TA. Yannick just finished his apprenticeship at the university clinic in Homburg and will start working his first full time job as a TA in the Dierickx group. He is also studying at the university of applied sciences Kaiserslautern and wants to obtain his B.Sc. After that he is looking into options of continuing his part time studies to get a Master’s degree. When he’s not in the lab Yannick is the singer for a local band in his hometow...

New member, who dis?

Welcome to Ankita Jha, who just joined our lab as a TA. Ankita comes from a small lovely town Darbhanga in India. She obtained her bachelor’s in Biotechnology in Jaipur (India) and her master’s degree from the Technical University Dresden (Germany) in the field of Molecular Bioengineering. During her studies, she worked on neurons, brain organoids, and cardiomyocytes. She started enjoying cardiac cells more and could not stop thinking about how to use stem cells as a model to gain some insigh...

Kai and Bryce had a fantastic first IMPRS retreat.

The annual retreat is a highlight of the IMPRS year. It is an opportunity to discuss science off the bench or desk and get to know each other better. We go as a student group, with our coordinator. Sometimes, we invite post-docs along to share their expertise and experience with us.

Our review article just got published in the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology

In this review article we describe the links between the transcriptionally regulatory mechanisms of the circadian clock in the heart, NAD+ rhythms and heathy aging. Big congratulations to first author Bryce Carpenter! Download Here.

Welcome to Kai and Bryce, our very first 2 PhD students!

Bryce studied at the University of Pennsylvania for a B.A. in Cellular and Molecular Biology. While there, he worked as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Mitchell Lazar in the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, starting off his interest in circadian rhythms and metabolism research. Unrelatedly but simultaneously, he discovered a love for Lindy Hop, food from around the world, and social story games. Kai studied the genomics and evolution of endangered ani...

The Dierickx lab at the MPI-HLR officially opened its doors. Stay tuned for more research to come!