Molecular Cell Biology
Head: Dr. Anja Bremm
Our group is located at the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (Campus Riedberg), in close vicinity to the natural sciences faculties of the Goethe University and the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysics and Brain Research.
Dr. Anja Bremm
Anja studied Biology at the Georg-August University Göttingen and obtained her PhD from Technical University Munich (TUM). Her dissertation focused on the crosstalk between the cell adhesion molecule E-cadherin and EGF receptor signalling in gastric cancer. For her post-doctoral studies, Anja moved to Cambridge (UK) where she worked on atypical K11-linked ubiquitin chains in David Komander's group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). After four years in UK, Anja returned to Germany and joined Ivan Dikic's group at Goethe University Frankfurt. Since 2014, she is an independent group leader and head of an Emmy Noether research group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Mila comes from Croatia. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Molecular biology at the University of Zagreb. After spending a year abroad during her ERASMUS exchange program at the TU Dresden, she decided to continue her education there and obtain her master’s degree from biotec, studying Molecular bioengineering. For her master thesis she joined the lab of Francis Stewart, where she was introduced to gene expressing systems in stem cells. In particular, she was interested in auxin-inducible degron system for expressing epigenetic regulators and investigation of their influence on the gene expression. Afterwards, Mila joined the new lab of Anja Bremm, where her interest shifted towards protein biochemistry. She is now investigating the roles of deubiquitinating enzymes in autophagy regulation. When not in lab, she can be found passionately doing various sports or enjoying a nice cup of coffee in a relaxing atmosphere.
Verena obtained her Bachelor´s degree in Biology at the Philipps University Marburg, where she studied protein trafficking events in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum during the course of her Bachelor's thesis. Subsequently, she moved to Heidelberg to study Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Ruprecht Karls University. For her Master's thesis, Verena joined the lab of Sebastian Schuck to find potential ER-phagy substrates as a tool to study selective autophagy of the ER in yeast. In May 2016, Verena joined the Bremm lab and shifted her focus on selective autophagy in human cells.
Alexandra obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg and moved to Frankfurt to focus her Master’s studies on Biochemistry at the Goethe University. For her Master’s thesis, she joined the group of Anja Bremm, where she investigated the role of deubiquitinating enzymes in retromer-mediated protein trafficking and autophagy. Alexandra started her PhD in the lab in January 2016 and continues with her project working on DUBs in protein trafficking and sorting.
Anja, also known as little Anja, to avoid confusion with the boss, studies Biochemistry at the Goethe University Frankfurt. After an internship in the Bremm lab in the fall/winter 2015 she is now back for her Master's thesis working alongside Mila Bašić to characterize the role of deubiquitinating enzymes in autophagy.
Julia did her Bachelor´s degree in Biology at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg. She obtained her Master´s degree in Biological Science at the University of Konstanz. For her Master´s thesis, Julia joined the group of Martin Scheffner and studied mechanisms involved in regulation of p53 ubiquitination and neddylation. In April 2014, she started her PhD in the Molecular Cell Biology group and is currently investigating the functional role of atypical protein ubiquitination in hypoxia signaling and mechanisms in regulating DUB activity.
Head: Dr. Anja Bremm
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (BMLS)
Goethe University Frankfurt
60438 Frankfurt am Main