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Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Irene Coin

Prof. Dr. Irene Coin

Professor

Brüderstraße 34, Room 258
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36996
Fax: +49 341 97-36919

Irene Coin studied chemistry at the University of Padua (Italy) and completed her Diploma work in the group of Claudio Toniolo. She did her Ph. D. work at the Leibniz-Institute of Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) in Berlin (Germany) under the guidance of Michael Beyermann, and defended her thesis at the University of Leipzig in 2008. After a post-doctorate in the group of Sidney Hecht at the Biodesign Institute at ASU (Tempe, AZ, USA), she joined in 2009 the group of Lei Wang at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA, USA) as DFG and Marie Curie Fellow. She returned to Germany in 2013 as research associate in the group of Claus Scheidereit at the MDC-Berlin. In the same year she was awarded the Emmy-Noether Grant by the DFG to set up her independent research group. Since 2019, she is full professor of Synthetic Biochemistry at the University of Leipzig.

  • 2015 German Life Science Award by the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V., sponsored by Roche Diagnostic GmbH
  • 2015 Research fellowship by the Max-Buchner-Forschungsstiftung
  • 2013 Emmy-Noether Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2010 Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship of the European Commission, IOF-FP7 
  • 2009 Post-doctoral fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2009 Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin-Preis (Young Scientist Award) by the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
  • 2009 Friedrich-Weygand-Award (Outstanding Ph.D. Student) by the Max-Bergmann-Kreis 
  • 2004 Research fellowship by "Fondazione Aldo Gini" (Italy)

Office & Technicians

 Anna Lewen

Anna Lewen

Research Group Assistant

Brüderstraße 34, Room 210
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36910

 Simone Hamann

Simone Hamann

Biological Laboratory Technician

Brüderstraße 34
04103 Leipzig

Lab Manager

Dr. Dorota Kaniowska

Dr. Dorota Kaniowska

Brüderstraße 34, Room 171
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36979

Scientific Staff

Dr. Anna Fortmann

Dr. Anna Fortmann

Brüderstraße 34, Room 174
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36981

Dr. Stefan Ernicke

Dr. Stefan Ernicke

Brüderstraße 34, Room 174
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36981

Doctoral Candidates

M.Sc. Ammar Alkara

M.Sc. Ammar Alkara

Brüderstraße 34, Room 174
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36981

M.Sc. Varvara Apet

M.Sc. Varvara Apet

Brüderstraße 34, Room 171
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36979

M.Sc. Yasmin Aydin

M.Sc. Yasmin Aydin

Brüderstraße 34, Room 27
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36834

M.Sc. Chiara De Faveri

M.Sc. Chiara De Faveri

Brüderstraße 34, Room 27
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36834

M.Sc. Sabine Fürst

M.Sc. Sabine Fürst

Brüderstraße 34, Room 174
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36981

Dipl.-Pharm. Timo Müller

Dipl.-Pharm. Timo Müller

Brüderstraße 34, Room 174
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36981

M.Sc. Karolin Philipp

M.Sc. Karolin Philipp

Brüderstraße 34, Room 171
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36979

M.Sc. Antonio López Sierra

M.Sc. Antonio López Sierra

Brüderstraße 34, Room 171
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-36979

  • Dr. rer. nat. Thore Böttke (2022) - Canopy Biosciences
  • Dr. rer. nat. Robert Serfling (2019) - Fraunhofer IZI Leipzig
  • Dr. rer. nat. Lisa Paschold, née Seidel (2018) - UK Halle