Group Members

Summer 2017

Matthias Altmeyer
Research Group Leader

Born and raised in
Germany

Scientific Education
2014 – present: SNF Professor, Principal Investigator, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 – 2014: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
2010 – 2012: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 – 2010: Ph.D. Candidate (Molecular Biology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2001 – 2006: Diploma Candidate (Biology), University of Konstanz, Germany

Research interests
Genome instability in cancer and aging
Chromatin modifications in response to DNA damage
Cancer-specific alterations in the cellular DNA repair network and their therapeutic potential

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Jone Michelena
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Spain

Scientific Education
2016 – present: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 – 2015: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
2009 – 2014: Ph.D. student (Molecular Biology and Biomedicine), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
2008 – 2009: M.Sc. (Molecular Biology and Biomedicine), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and University of Cantabria, Spain
2003 – 2008: B.Sc. (Biochemistry), University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain

Research interests
Cell cycle, DNA replication and genome stability
Gene expression regulation in response to DNA damage

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Sinan Kilic
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Denmark

Scientific Education
2017 – present: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 – 2017: Ph.D. Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
2011 – 2012: Master’s Thesis, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, USA
2009 – 2012: M.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 – 2009: B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Research interests
Chromatin dynamics at the single cell and single molecule level
Effectors and post-translational modifications in the DNA damage response
Cellular heterogeneity

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Marco Gatti
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Italy

Scientific Education
2017 – present: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 – 2017: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
2014: Triennial Fellowship, FIRC, Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro
2009 – 2013: Ph.D. student (Pharmaceutical and Food Biotechnology), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
2009: Doctorate Scholarship, Progetto Lagrange, Fondazione CRT (Torino)
2007 – 2009: M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology), Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
2004 – 2007: B.Sc. (Biotechnology), Universita’ del Piemonte Orientale, Italy

Research interests
Role of the ubiquitin system in genome stability
Chromatin modifications after DNA damage

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Edison Carvalho
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Born and raised in
Cap Verde

Scientific Education
2019 – present: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 – 2018: Ph.D. student at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) and Nova Universisty, Portugal
2010 – 2013: Research Assistant at Center of Marine science (CCMAr), University of Algarve, Portugal
2007 – 2009: M.Sc. Marine Biology at University of Algarve, Portugal
2001 – 2007: B.Sc. Marine Biology at University of Algarve, Portugal

Research interests
DNA damage and genome instability
Cancer and aging-related diseases
Protein modifications after DNA damage

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Federico Teloni
PhD Student (MLS)

Born and raised in
Italy

Scientific Education
2014 – present: Ph.D. student (Molecular Biology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2013 – 2014: Scholarship for Abroad Training, University of Michigan, United States of America
2010 – 2013: M.Sc. (Biology, Curriculum: Molecular Diagnostics and Biotechnology), University of Camerino, Italy
2006 – 2010: B.Sc. (Biotechnology), University of Camerino, Italy

Research interests
Genome instability and DNA repair in cancer
Microscopy techniques
Cell biology

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Aleksandra Lezaja
PhD Student (Cancer Biology Program)

Born and raised in
Serbia

Scientific Education
2016 – present: Ph.D. student (Cancer Biology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 – 2016: M.Sc. (Biology, Curriculum: Genetics, Development and Evolution), Master Excellence Fellowship, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2010 – 2014: B.Sc. (Molecular Biology and Physiology), University of Serbia, Belgrade

Research interests
DNA replication
Signaling pathways involved in DNA damage repair, cancer genetics, cell cycle progression

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Vincent Spegg
PhD Student (Molecular Life Sciences Program)

Born and raised in
Germany

Scientific Education
2018 – present: Ph.D. student (Molecular Biology), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 – 2017: M.Sc. (Biology), University of Konstanz, Germany
2011 – 2014: B.Sc. (Biology), University of Konstanz, Germany

Research interests
Signaling pathways involved in the DNA damage response
Regulation of the cell cycle
In vitro toxicology

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Ralph Imhof
Research Technician

Born and raised in
Switzerland

Scientific Education
2007 – present: Lab Technician mbA, IT-Management & Support, Financial Controlling, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2005 – 2007: Lab Manager & new Lab Establishment, Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, Dept. of Biochemistry & Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Canada
1998 – 2005: Lab Technician, IT-Management & Support, Institute for Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Research interests
Protein Purification & Protein Interaction Methodologies
Molecular Biology
Analytical & preparative HPLC

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Lab Alumni

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