People

Lab Members

STEPHAN A PLESS

Professor, University
of Copenhagen, Denmark,
from 2020

Associate Professor, University
of Copenhagen, Denmark,
from 2014

Postdoctoral fellow, University of British
Columbia, Canada, until 2013

PhD
University of Queensland,
Australia, 2008

JANNE M COLDING

Senior Laboratory Technician, University
of Copenhagen, Denmark,
from 1997

Mette Homann Poulsen

Postdoctoral fellow, University
of Copenhagen, Denmark,
from 2016

Postdoctoral fellow,
Leibniz Institute, FMP,
Germany, until 2016

PhD in chemical biology,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2013

BSc & MSc in pharmacy,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2009

Han Chow Chua

Assistant Professor,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2020

Postdoctoral fellow,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2016

BPharm and PhD in Neuropharmacology,
University of Sydney,
Australia, 2011 and 2016

Iacopo Galleano

Postdoctoral fellow
University of Leiden,
Netherlands, since 2019

Postdoctoral fellow
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2018-2019

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2014-2017

BSc & MSc (Medicinal) chemistry
University of Turin, Italy and
University of Lund, Sweden, 2008-2013

Claudia Weidling

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

MSc Microbiology & Biochemistry
University of Gottingen,
Germany, 2018

BSc Biology
University of Kiel,
Germany, 2015

Stephanie A Heusser

Postdoctoral fellow
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

PhD Biochemistry,
Stockholm University,
Sweden, 2018

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences,
ETH Zurich, Switzerland and University of Texas, Austin, USA
2008-2013

Hendrik Harms

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2021

Visiting MSc student
Christian-Albrechts University Kiel,
Germany, since 2019

 

Feng Xue

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2020

MSc in Biomedical Engineering
University of Sydney,
Australia, 2019

BSc in Agriculture
Sichuan Agricultural University,
China, 2015

Debayan Sarkar

Postdoctoral fellow
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2020

PhD student
IISER Pune,
India, 2020

MSc in Genomics
Madurai Kamaraj University,
India, 2013

BSc in Microbiology
St Xaviers College Kolkata,
India, 2010

Marijana Oljica

Laboratory Technician Intern
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2021-2022

Katharina Schott

External MSc thesis student,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2021

MSc in Drug Discovery and Development,
University of Vienna,
Austria, since 2019

BSc in Human Biology,
University of Greifswald,
Germany, 2019

People

FORMER LAB MEMBERS

TIMOTHY LYNAGH

Postdoc & Assist Prof, University
of Copenhagen, Denmark and Technical University
Darmstadt, Germany, 2012-2017

PhD in neuroscience,
University of Queensland,
Australia, 2011

BSc in biomedical sciences,
University of Queensland,
Australia, 2006

 

VITALY KOMNATNYY

Postdoctoral fellow, University
of Copenhagen, Denmark,
2015 (now at Novo Nordisk)

Postdoctoral fellow, Technical University
of Denmark, Denmark, until 2014

PhD in Chemical Biology and Organic Chemistry,
Technical University of Denmark,
Denmark, 2012

MSc in organic chemistry,
Lomonosov Moscow State University,
Russia, 2009

FEDERICA GASPARRI

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2014-2017

MSc in biology & biomedical research
University of Milan,
Italy, 2013

BSc in biology,
University of Milan,
Italy, 2011

MING S SOH

Visiting PhD student from the University of Queensland, Australia

MATTHIAS WULF

Postdoctoral fellow
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2015

MSc in experimental & clinical neuroscience
University of Regensburg,
Germany, 2014

PharmD,
University of Kiel/Bonn,
Germany, 2011

NINA BRAUN

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2016

MSc in Biochemistry
University of Bayreuth,
Germany, 2015

BSc in Biochemistry
University of Bayreuth,
Germany, 2013

Jose R Rojo

MSc student in Human Biology
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, from 2014

PharmD
Complutense University of Madrid,
Spain, 2014

Michael C Yau

Visiting student from the
University of British Columbia,
Canada

Christian Bernsen Borg

Postdoc
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2019

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2016

BSC and MSc in Biochemistry
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2014

BRITT TANNEHILL

Laboratory Technician Intern
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2016

Laborant in Chemical and Biotechnical Sciences
Business Academy Aarhus
Denmark, since 2014

 

ALBA SANTOS HIPOLITO

Summer intern
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2016

MSc in Biomedicine
University of Valladoid,
Spain, 2015

BSc in Biochemistry
University of Castilla-La Mancha,
Spain, 2014

Jianmin Cui

Visiting Professor
Washington University
St Louis, MO, USA

Vaida Juozaityte

Visiting Postdoc

Keith Koo

Postdoctoral fellow, University
of Copenhagen, Denmark,
from 2016

Postdoctoral fellow, CSIRO
Melbourne, Australia, until 2016

PhD in Pharmaceutical Science,
University of Melbourne,
Australia, 2012

BSc in Biomedical Science,
University of Melbourne,
Australia, 2007

Anna Schoenrock

ERASMUS student
Technical University Darmstadt
Germany

Camilla Lund

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2015-2018

BSc in Pharmacy,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2016

Sarah Elizabeth Yandura

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2015

Senior Research Assistant,
MTN, Pittsburgh
USA, until 2015

BSc in Biology,
University of Pittsburgh,
USA, 2010

Daniel Callau Vazquez

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, from 2015

PharmD,
University of Barcelona,
Spain, 2015

Natasha Gray-Garney

Laboratory Technician Intern
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2017

Laborant in Chemical and Biotechnical Sciences
Business Academy Aarhus
Denmark, since 2015

Caroline Schmidt

Erasmus student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2017

BSc in Biochemistry
University of Halle-Wittenberg,
Germany, 2015

Zeshan Sheikh

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2017

MSc in Biochemistry
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2016

BSc in Biochemistry
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2014

Lise P. Rasmussen

PhD student
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2017-2019

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry
University of Aarhus,
Denmark, 2016

BSc in Medicinal Chemistry
University of Aarhus,
Denmark, 2014

Daniel Weis

Visiting student from the
Brandenburg University of Technology
Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany

Cristiana Chirvas

Laboratory Technician Intern
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

Laborant in Chemical and Biotechnical Sciences
Business Academy Aarhus
Denmark, since 2016

Yasmin Bay

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2017-2019

BSc in Pharmacy,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2017

Sarune Bielickaite

MSc Medicinal Chemistry,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2017-2019

BSc in Bioengineering,
Vilnius Technical University,
Lithuania, 2017

Jamie Fang

MSc Human Biology,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2017-2019

BSc in Biological Sciences,
MacEwan University, Edmonton
Canada, 2017

Cristina Bulancea

Laboratory Technician Intern
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2019

Laborant in Chemical and Biotechnical Sciences
Business Academy Aarhus
Denmark, since 2017

Fabian Hink

Visiting MSc student
University of Konstanz,
Germany, since 2019

 

Aisha Ameen

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

BSc in Biological Sciences,
University of Southampton,
United Kingdom, 2015

Asli Topaktas

MSc in Biochemistry,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

BSc in Chemistry,
Bagazici University,
Turkey, 2018

Peilin Tu

MSc Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Freiburg,
Germany, 2017

Johann Sigurdsson

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2018

BSc in Biochemistry,
University of Iceland,
Iceland, 2017

Oskar Bahlke

Scholar student

BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, since 2016

Alexandru Palade

Laboratory Technician Intern
University of Copenhagen,
Denmark, 2020-2021