The In-Cell NMR Team

Philipp (Phil) Selenko PhD (Group Leader)

Phil studied Chemistry/Biochemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria. He did his Diploma with Thomas Jenuwein at the IMP (1996-1997) and his PhD with Michael Sattler at the EMBL (1998-2002). He was a PostDoc with Gerhard Wagner at Harvard Medical School (2003-2008) and is heading the In-cell NMR group at the FMP since 2008.

Stamatis (Akis) Liokatis PhD (PostDoc)

Akis studied Chemistry at Ioannina University, Greece. He did his Master with Marilena Lekka (2000-2002) and his PhD in the Medical School (Department of Biological Chemistry) with Anastasia Politou (2004-2009). He is a PostDoc in the Selenko Lab since 2009. Akis is interested in chromatin and how post-translational protein modifications affect histone structures and dynamics.

François Xavier Theillet PhD (PostDoc)

François studied Physics and Chemistry at the ENS of Lyon, France. He did his PhD with Muriel Delepierre at the Institut Pasteur (2005-2009). Francois joined the Selenko Lab in 2010. He develops experimental NMR techniques to detect cellular post-translational protein modifications of human p53.

Honor May Rose PhD (PostDoc)

Honor studied Biology at Melbourne University, Australia. She did her PhD at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute (2004-2006) and a PostDoc in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne (2007-2009). Honor joined the Selenko Lab in 2010. She works on cellular signaling pathways in different cancer models.

Andres Binolfi PhD (PostDoc)

Andres studied Biotechnology at the National University of Rosario, Argentina. He did his Diploma with Marisa Biasoli (2000-2004) and his PhD with Claudio Fernandez at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (2005-2010). He joined the Selenko Lab in 2011. Andres is interested in human alpha-synuclein and its structural and functional properties in neuronal cells.

Rossukon (Tim) Thongwichian (PhD Student)

Tim studied Chemistry at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. She did her Bachelor's degree with Prasat Kittakoop and Jirundon Yuvaniyama (2000-2004) and her Master at Osaka University with Shigenori Kanaya (2005-2007). Tim joined the Selenko Lab in 2008. She is interested in eukaryotic signaling pathways and cellular kinase functions.

Beata Bekei (PhD Student)

Bea studied Biotechnology at the National Academy of Science in Budapest, Hungary. Bea joined the Selenko Lab in 2008. She didn't send me her text in time, so I can't give you any more information than that. Bea works on novel cellular protein delivery methods for the generation of mammalian in-cell NMR samples.

Silvia Verzini (PhD Student)

Sivia studied Biotechnology at the University of Verona, Italy. She did a Bachelor with Roberto Chignola (2005) and a Master with Henriette Molinari (2007-2008). Silvia joined the Selenko Lab in 2008. She works on cellular aggregation models of human alpha synuclein.


Jonas Kosten (PhD Student)

Jonas studied Biophysics at the TU Kaiserslautern and HU Berlin, Germany. He did his Diploma with Matthias Bethge & Jason Kerr at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen (2008). He joined the Selenko Lab in 2010. Jonas is interested in cancer signaling pathways.

Marleen van Rossum (Lab Manager)

Marleen trained to be a Chemistry laboratory technician in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She joined the Selenko Lab in 2008 and is in charge of organizing everyone else in the lab (including the group leader). Marleen is an expert in recombinant protein expression and purification, database management and financial wizardry. 

Sandy Goyette BSc (Technical Assistant)

Sandy studied Biology at the University of Missouri Columbia, USA. She graduated with a bachelor of science in 2010. Sandy joined the Selenko Lab in 2011. She is establishing and maintaining the mammalian cell culture library. Sandy is interested in cancer related signaling pathways.

Christoph Naumann PhD (Visiting Scientist)

Christoph is a visiting scientist from Philip Kuchler's lab at the University of Sidney, Australia. His field of expertise are NMR anisotropy effects in different in vitro and in vivo environments.