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Lab Members

We are an international group with laboratories based at the University of Cologne and at University College London.

Research in the Walczak Laboratory is focused on the study of the functional interplay between cell death, ubiquitin and inflammation in cancer, (auto-)immunity and infectious diseases. The group is particularly interested in unravelling the mechanisms of how this functional interplay, when triggered by different death receptor-ligand systems, affects the (patho-)physiology in cancer, (auto-)immunity and the body’s response to infection. By gaining a better understanding of this functional interplay, the Walczak lab aims to devise novel therapies for these diseases.


Principal Investigator

Professor Henning Walczak, PhD


Coordination

Anna Vanessa Breutner
Scientific Coordinator 
Phone:  +49 221 478 81975 (Biochemistry building)
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Dr. Helena Hinterding
Coordination CANTAR
Phone:  +49 221 478 84079 (CECAD building)
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Postdocs

Dr. Marie-Christine Albert
Phone: +49 221-478 84080 (CECAD building)
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Alexis Betrancourt
Phone:  +49 221 478 84067
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Dr. Florian Malchers
Phone: +49 221 478 81978
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Dr. Eva Rieser
Phone: +49 221 478 84072
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Dr. Santiago Serrano-Sáenz
Phone:  +49 221 478 84074
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Dr. Jakob Suckale
Phone:  +49 221 478 81977 (Biochemistry building)
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PhD Students

Debora Bonasera
Phone.:  +49 221 478 81971
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Fabian Brensing (MD candidate)
Phone.: +49 221 478 84073
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Omar Hassan, MD
Phone: +49 221 478 37432
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Julia Saggau
Phone: +49 221 478 81967
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Ana Beatriz Varanda
Phone.: +49 221 478 84073
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Katharina Witt
Phone.: +49 221 478 84277
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Scientific Lab Members

Charles Rauch
Phone:  +49 221 478 84073
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Technical Assistants

Birgit Hops
Phone:  +49 221 478 84075
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Britta Jenke
Phone:  +49 221 478 84075
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Martina Munck
Phone:  +49 221 478 81974
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Venelin Nikolov
Phone:  +49 221 478 84067
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Ismail Sarwari
Phone: +49 221 478 84067
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Maria Stumpf
Phone: +49 221 478 81973
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Members of our Team in London

Walczak Lab – UCL Cancer Institute