(April 2018, from left to right: Max, Petra, Benjamin, Kasia, Jörg)
Jörg Renkawitz. Jörg studied biochemistry at the LMU Munich and the TU Munich, with research stays at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Gene Center, the ETH Zurich and the NIH-US National Cancer Institute. For his PhD research, he investigated the molecular mechanisms of DNA repair in the lab of Stefan Jentsch at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry. In 2014, he joined the lab of Michael Sixt at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria in Vienna for his postdoctoral research to study the principles of cellular navigation through three-dimensional micro-environments. In 2018, Jörg has been awarded with the endowed Peter Hans Hofschneider Professorship for Molecular Medicine (Foundation Experimental Medicine) and established his research group at the Biomedical Center Munich. Jörg’s research has further been awarded and supported by the Junior Research Award of the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the EMBO LTF postdoctoral fellowship, the ISTFELLOW postdoctoral fellowship and the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation (BIF) PhD fellowship.
Malte Benjamin Braun. Benjamin studied molecular biotechnology at the university of Bielefeld and the RWTH Aachen. In his master thesis he worked on the subject of genetically encoded FRET based zinc sensors at the Institute of Immunology. In 2019 he joined the Renkawitz lab and the IRTG 914 graduate program of the SFB 914 for his PhD. His main research interest is to achieve a better understanding of the spatio-temporal dynamics and molecular principles of macropinocytosis in immune cells.