With our MPI Age alumni database we aim to keep track of our alumni employees for statistical reasons and more importantly we aim to stay in contact with all alumni’s in order to be able to share important news with them and invite them to upcoming events.

It would be great, if you could provide us with the some information that is important for us using the Admission Form MPI Age Alumni Network. Please send the filled form back to alumni-office(at)!

Dear alumni of the MPI for Biology of Ageing,

We cordially invite you to join the LinkedIn network group of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing. We would be happy, if you sign up and become a member of our network group!

The main purpose of the group is to promote collaboration and exchange between current members and alumni of our institute and to inform about upcoming, interesting events. Within our LinkedIn group you can share any career-related information i.e. your own experience and success stories, provide tips, post events and job offers.

Of course, being a member of our network group allows you to view the professional profiles of other group members for your networking purposes - no matter if you have a scientific or a non-scientific background.

In addition to your group membership, we kindly ask you to provide us with your current, valid email address and your current position. Having your updated contact allows us to keep you up to date about new developments and upcoming events at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing.

Please send your email contact details to the MPI alumni office:

We are looking forward to getting in contact with you!

Alumni Team of the MPI for Biology of Ageing

Alumni Antebi

Department Antebi

At the MPINameFunctionrelocated to
10/2011 - 03/2019Özlem Karalay-KarabiberPostdocSenior Scientist, QIAGEN
08/2010 - 02/2018Christoph GeisenScientific and Personal AssistantScientific Coordination, Behavior and Brain Organization, caesar, Bonn, Germany
11/2012 - 11/2017Varnesh TikuPhD Student, then PostdocPostdoctoral Scientist at Genentech, San Francisco, CA, USA
07/2016 - 08/2017Natalie BeckMaster Student 
10/2015 - 05/2017Parul MehrotraPostdocPostdoctoral fellow, VIB, Ghent, Belgium
10/2013 - 04/2017Philipp JägerPhD StudentLab head at Eurofins Umwelt West GmbH, Germany
03/2013 - 12/2016Megumi HashiguchiPostdocProject Manager at BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH, Munich, Germany
08/2014 - 12/2016Sina ReichardtTechnical AssistantTechn. assistant at Uni-Cologne, Germany
09/2014 - 07/2016Hanjie LiPostdocPostdoctoral fellow at Weizmann Institut, Israel
09/2014 - 05/2016Julia NoackPostdocPostdoc, UCSF, San Francisco, USA
11/2011 - 03/2016Shuhei NakamuraPostdocAssociate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan
02/2013 - 03/2016Kayo NakamuraTechnical AssistantUsaka University, Japan
09/2009 - 12/2015Makoto HorikawaPostdocAssistant professor at Hamamatsu Univ School of Medicine, Japan
09/2009 - 05/2015Ben Becker, PhDPhD Student, then PostdocScientist/Group leader at Eurofins Umwelt West GmbH, Germany
09/2012 - 01/2015Sabine FinklerPhD StudentCharité Berlin, Germany
08/2009 - 10/2014Yidong Shen, PhDPostdocGroup leader at Chinese Academy of Science, Institution of Biochemistry and Cell biology, Shanghai, China
10/2010 - 08/2014Martin DenzelPostdocResearch group leader at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
05/2009 - 08/2014Simone IhloffTechnical AssistantTechn. assistant at MPI for Physics of Light
01/2011 - 08/2014Nadia Jin Storm HansenPhD StudentInnovation and Life Science Advisor at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
09/2009 - 10/2013Daniel Magner, PhDPostdocPresident and Co-Founder, IAM Scientific, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
09/2009 - 03/2013Joshua Wollam, PhDPhD Student, then PostdocPostdoctoral fellow at UCSD, Study Director: Inflammation and Immunology, Crown Bioscience, San Diego, USA
02/2011 - 08/2012Caroline HoppeTechnical AssistantStudies of Biotechnology
07/2011 - 06/2012Carmen MontinoTechnical AssistantTechn. assistant in industry
03/2010 - 02/2011Anne-Francoise RuaudPostdocBoston Consulting, Paris, France
NameStatusAt the MPIrelocated to
Beylebens, MariusTechnician01/2014-05/2015 
Dirksen-Schwanenland, CarenMaster Student09/2015-12/2016Amgen, Munich, Germany
Filipovska, AleksandraGuest Scientist01/2014-06/2016 
Freyer, ChristophPostdoc10/2008-09/2012clinical chemist & junior group leader at the Karolinska University Hospital/ Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden
Gaschina, StefanieTechnician10/2012-09/2016 
Gorsler, VanessaTechnician04/2012-10/2012 
Harmel, JuliaPhd Student10/2009-01/2014Clinical Monitoring Associate, Parexel International, Berlin, Germany
Hempenstall, SarahGuest Scientist08/2012-10/2012 
Jiang, MinPostdoc06/2014-06/2019Assistant Professor in Westlake University
Kauppila, JohannaPhD Student, Postdoc09/2012-12/2018Cologne, Germany
Kauppila, TimoPhD Student09/2012-08/2018Bioinformatic Scientist, NEO New Oncology Gmbh (Siemens Healthineers), Cologne, Germany
Kühl, IngePostdoc04/2011-12/2016Researcher at CNRS, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule (I2BC), Paris, France
Kukat, ChristianPostdoc02/2009-12/2013Head of Imaging Facility, MPI-AGE
Lagouge, Marie Postdoc01/2013-12/2014Researcher Level 2 at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Paris, France.
Lee, Hyun JuPostdoc06/2012-05/2015PostDoc, CECAD, Cologne, Germany
Matic, StankaPhd Student04/2012-01/2017PostDoc, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
Meiners, BanuTechnician09/2009-02/2010 
Metodiev, MetodiPostdoc10/2008-09/2012Researcher Level 1 at the INSERM (French Institute of Health and Medical Research), Paris, France.
Miranda Vergara, Maria del PilarPhD Student, Postdoc08/2013-03/2019 
Misic, JelenaMaster Student01/2017-05/2017 
Mourier, ArnaudPostdoc11/2009-12/2015Researcher Level 1 at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Bordeaux, France.
Paganelli, AriannaGuest Scientist06/2011 
Park, Chan BaeGuest Scientist02/2010-08/2014 
Polosa, PaolaGuest Scientist02/2012-04/2016 
Preilowski, JuliaTechnician07/2014-06/2016 
Rackham, OliverGuest Scientist05/2016-06/2016 
 Guest Scientist06/2015-08/2015 
 Guest Scientist06/2014-12/2014 
Ruzzenente, BenedettaPostdoc04/2010-08/2015Associate Professor, Université Paris Descartes - Paris 5, Paris, France
Schäfer, SarahBachelor Student03/2013-05/2013 
Schwab, StephanieBachelor Student06/2011-08/2012 
Stewart, James BrucePostdoc03/2009-02/2014Research Group Leader, MPI-AGE
Terzioglu, MügenPostdoc10/2008-01/2014PostDoc, University of Helsinki, Finland
Todorova, VyaraMaster Student11/2015-01/2017PhD student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Waclawek, SimoneTechnician04/2011-04/2013 
Wredenberg, AnnaPostdoc01/2010-03/2012junior group leader at the Karolinska Institutet/ Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Sweden

Department Partridge

At the MPINamePositionRelocated to
03/2015 - 09/2018Oliver HahnPhD studentPostdoctoral researcher at Wyss-Coray lab, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA
09/2011 - 07/2018Victor BustosPostdoc (PhD student until 10/2016)Fellow, Apollo Ventures, Hamburg, Germany
03/2011 - 05/2016Sylvie BurnoufPostdocHealth and Science Journalist at APM International, France
10/2015 - 03/2016Marianna GorskyPostdoc (PhD Student until 01/2016)Consultant at Monitor Deloitte Strategy
03/2014 - 03/2016Paul EssersPostdocBioinformatics at Nederlands Kanker Instituut, The Netherlands
02/2014 - 01/2016Julia HoffmannPostdocProject manager Clinical Studies AMEDON GmbH, Lübeck, Germany
01/2011 - 08/2015Sonita AfscharPostdoc (PhD Student until 12/2014)Clinical research associate at Acromion GmbH, Frechen, Germany
06/2012 - 05/2015Corinna HopfenPostdocRegulatory affairs specialist at Stryker Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
11/2011 - 02/2015Andrew FinlaysonPostdocMedical Writer at infill healthcare communication, Königswinter, Germany
05/2012 - 09/2014Parisa KakanjPostdocPostdoc at the Institute for Genetics, University Cologne
01/2009 - 06/2014Jennifer WernerPostdoc (PhD Student until 04/2014)Freelance clinical research associate
10/2008 - 02/2014Brit NeuhausPostdocMedical writer at Medproduction Redaktionsbüro für Medizin und Gesundheit, Cologne, Germany
08/2009 - 12/2013Andrea MesarosSenior PostdocHead of phenotyping facility, Max Planck Istitute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
02/2010 - 12/2012Athanasios MetaxakisPostdocResearch associate at the University of Crete, Greece
06/2009 - 10/2011Samira BinaPostdocClinical Research Associate at INC Research, Munich, Germany
NameStatusAt the MPIrelocated to
Makkou, MariaGuest scientist05/2017 - 07/2017 
de Polo, AnnaPostdoc03/2017 - 07/2017 
NameStatusat the MPIRelocated To
Brutscher, FabienneIntern04/2017 - 05/2017 
Dehnen, JasminIntern02/2015 - 04/2015 
Drescher, IngmarTechnical Staff01/2014 - 06/2016 

Research Group Habermann

At the MPINamePositionRelocated to
04/2010 - 06/2013Bianca H. HabermannGroup LeaderMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
05/2011 - 06/2013Marius GarmhausenStudent AssistantPostdoc Data Science bei Roche, Roche Diagnostics GmbH (since Feb 2017)
05/2012 - 06/2013Falko HofmannMaster Student 
05/2011 - 06/2013Kapil JhalaniStudent AssistantMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
01/2012 - 06/2013Krishnakumar KandaswamyPostDocMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
02/2013 - 08/2013Daniel KellermannStudent Assistant 
01/2011 - 06/2013Prasanna KotiPhD-StudentMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
05/2011 - 06/2013Arno MeilerStudent AssistantMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
01/2011 - 06/2013Serghei NovojilovPhD StudentMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
09/2011 - 01/2014Nicole PhilippiPostDoc 
11/2011 - 12/2012Caroline Meharg (nee Reiff)PostDoc 
09/2010 - 06/2013Su SunPhD-StudentMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
02/2011 - 06/2013José VillavecesPhD-StudentMax Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
NameStatusAt the MPIrelocated to
Isokallio, MaritaPhD Student01/2014 - 12/2017Bioinformatician, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), Helsinki, Finland.


Bachelor students:
2016    Maribel Schönewolff

Master students:
2012    Christian Pichlo (Fast track)
2015    Nadja Breidenbach
2016    Stavroulla Artemiou

PhD students:
2010-2014    Jessica Morgner (now postdoc Hubrecht Institute, NL)
2011-2015    Sushmita Ghatak (now postdoc University of Cologne, GE)
2013-2016    Le Quang Huy (now postdoc at NKI, NL)

2013-2018    Carlos Andrés Chacón Martínez
2011-2013    Kristina Behrendt (now Bayer Healthcare GmbH)
2013-2016    David Schneider (now Bayer Technology Services GmbH)
2014-2015    Ching-Yan Chloe Yeung (now postdoc University of Copenhagen, DK)
2014-2015    Jessica Morgner (now postdoc Hubrecht Institute, NL)
2016-2017    Saman Honarnejad (now scientist at Pivot Park Screening Centre, NL)

NameStatusat the MPIrelocated to
Burdeos, Gregor CarpenteroPostdoc05/2015-05/2017 
Neuber, SophieTechnical Staff10/2014-09/2016 
Yu, QianhuiGuest09/2015-11/2015 

Core Facility Bioinformatics

At the MPINamePositionRelocated to
01/2017 - 12/2018Rafael Ricardo de Castro CuadratBioinformaticianPostdoc scientist,DIfE, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Germany
01/2018 - 12/2018Camila DuitamaResearch Assistant 
04/2010 - 06/2013Michael Volkmer Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
05/2010 - 06/2013Assa Yeroslaviz Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
11/2011 - 12/2012Caroline Meharg (nee Reiff) Queen's University Belfast

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