Alumni Network

With our MPI Age alumni database 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)!

LinkedIn Network Group

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 MPI Name Function relocated to
11/2013 - 09/2020 Sarah Denzel PhD Student Project Manager EIT Health, Cologne, Germany
11/2010 - 07/2020 Thorsten Bücher Master Student PhD student at nephrolab (CECAD), Cologne, Germany
10/2014 - 05/2020 Kew Chun PhD Student, then Postdoc Postdoc at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
11/2014 - 03/2020 Isabelle Schiffer PhD Student PR&Scientific Outreach, Forever Healthy Foundation, Karlsruhe, Germany
07/2018 - 07/2019 Maribel Schonewolff Master Student PhD student, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
10/2011 - 03/2019 Özlem Karalay-Karabiber Postdoc Senior Scientist, QIAGEN
08/2010 - 02/2018 Christoph Geisen Scientific and Personal Assistant Scientific Coordination, Behavior and Brain Organization, caesar, Bonn, Germany
11/2012 - 11/2017 Varnesh Tiku PhD Student, then Postdoc Postdoctoral Scientist at Genentech, San Francisco, CA, USA
07/2016 - 08/2017 Natalie Beck Master Student  
10/2015 - 05/2017 Parul Mehrotra Postdoc Postdoctoral fellow, VIB, Ghent, Belgium
10/2013 - 04/2017 Philipp Jäger PhD Student Lab head at Eurofins Umwelt West GmbH, Germany
03/2013 - 12/2016 Megumi Hashiguchi Postdoc Project Manager at BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH, Munich, Germany
08/2014 - 12/2016 Sina Reichardt Technical Assistant Techn. assistant at Uni-Cologne, Germany
09/2014 - 07/2016 Hanjie Li Postdoc Postdoctoral fellow at Weizmann Institut, Israel
09/2014 - 05/2016 Julia Noack Postdoc Postdoc, UCSF, San Francisco, USA
11/2011 - 03/2016 Shuhei Nakamura Postdoc Associate Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan
02/2013 - 03/2016 Kayo Nakamura Technical Assistant Usaka University, Japan
09/2009 - 12/2015 Makoto Horikawa Postdoc Assistant professor at Hamamatsu Univ School of Medicine, Japan
09/2009 - 05/2015 Ben Becker, PhD PhD Student, then Postdoc Scientist/Group leader at Eurofins Umwelt West GmbH, Germany
09/2012 - 01/2015 Sabine Finkler PhD Student Charité Berlin, Germany
08/2009 - 10/2014 Yidong Shen, PhD Postdoc Group leader at Chinese Academy of Science, Institution of Biochemistry and Cell biology, Shanghai, China
10/2010 - 08/2014 Martin Denzel Postdoc Research group leader at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
05/2009 - 08/2014 Simone Ihloff Technical Assistant Techn. assistant at MPI for Physics of Light
01/2011 - 08/2014 Nadia Jin Storm Hansen PhD Student Innovation and Life Science Advisor at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
09/2009 - 10/2013 Daniel Magner, PhD Postdoc President and Co-Founder, IAM Scientific, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
09/2009 - 03/2013 Joshua Wollam, PhD PhD Student, then Postdoc Postdoctoral fellow at UCSD, Study Director: Inflammation and Immunology, Crown Bioscience, San Diego, USA
02/2011 - 08/2012 Caroline Hoppe Technical Assistant Studies of Biotechnology
07/2011 - 06/2012 Carmen Montino Technical Assistant Techn. assistant in industry
03/2010 - 02/2011 Anne-Francoise Ruaud Postdoc Boston Consulting, Paris, France
Name Status At the MPI relocated to
Beylebens, Marius Technician 01/2014-05/2015  
Dirksen-Schwanenland, Caren Master Student 09/2015-12/2016 Amgen, Munich, Germany
  Intern 09/2014-12/2014  
Filipovska, Aleksandra Guest Scientist 01/2014-06/2016  
Freyer, Christoph Postdoc 10/2008-09/2012 clinical chemist & junior group leader at the Karolinska University Hospital/ Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden
Gaschina, Stefanie Technician 10/2012-09/2016  
Gorsler, Vanessa Technician 04/2012-10/2012  
Harmel, Julia Phd Student 10/2009-01/2014 Clinical Monitoring Associate, Parexel International, Berlin, Germany
Hempenstall, Sarah Guest Scientist 08/2012-10/2012  
Jiang, Min Postdoc 07/2014-06/2019 Assistant Professor in Westlake University
Kauppila, Johanna PhD Student, Postdoc 09/2012-12/2018 Cologne, Germany
Kauppila, Timo PhD Student 09/2012-08/2018 Bioinformatic Scientist, NEO New Oncology Gmbh (Siemens Healthineers), Cologne, Germany
Kühl, Inge Postdoc 04/2011-12/2016 Researcher at CNRS, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule (I2BC), Paris, France
Kukat, Christian Postdoc 02/2009-12/2013 Head of Imaging Facility, MPI-AGE
Lagouge, Marie Postdoc 01/2013-12/2014 Researcher Level 2 at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Paris, France.
Lee, Hyun Ju Postdoc 06/2012-05/2015 PostDoc, CECAD, Cologne, Germany
Matic, Stanka Phd Student 04/2012-01/2017 PostDoc, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
Meiners, Banu Technician 09/2009-02/2010  
Metodiev, Metodi Postdoc 10/2008-09/2012 Researcher Level 1 at the INSERM (French Institute of Health and Medical Research), Paris, France.
Miranda Vergara, Maria del Pilar PhD Student, Postdoc 08/2013-03/2019  
Misic, Jelena Master Student 01/2017-05/2017  
  Intern 12/2016  
Mourier, Arnaud Postdoc 11/2009-12/2015 Researcher Level 1 at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Bordeaux, France.
Paganelli, Arianna Guest Scientist 06/2011  
Park, Chan Bae Guest Scientist 02/2010-08/2014  
Polosa, Paola Guest Scientist 02/2012-04/2016  
Preilowski, Julia Technician 07/2014-06/2016  
Rackham, Oliver Guest Scientist 05/2016-06/2016  
  Guest Scientist 06/2015-08/2015  
  Guest Scientist 06/2014-12/2014  
Ruzzenente, Benedetta Postdoc 04/2010-08/2015 Associate Professor, Université Paris Descartes - Paris 5, Paris, France
Schäfer, Sarah Bachelor Student 03/2013-05/2013  
Schwab, Stephanie Bachelor Student 06/2011-08/2012  
  Technician 04/2010-05/2011  
Stewart, James Bruce Postdoc 03/2009-02/2014 Research Group Leader, MPI-AGE
Terzioglu, Mügen Postdoc 10/2008-01/2014 PostDoc, University of Helsinki, Finland
Todorova, Vyara Master Student 11/2015-01/2017 PhD student, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  Intern 09/2015-10/2015  
Waclawek, Simone Technician 04/2011-04/2013  
Wredenberg, Anna Postdoc 01/2010-03/2012 junior group leader at the Karolinska Institutet/ Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Sweden

Department Partridge

At the MPI Name Position Relocated to
02/2014 - 02/2020 Paula Juricic Dzankic PhD Student, Postdoc Postdoc, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
03/2014 - 10/2019 Carina Weigelt PhD Student, Postdoc Postdoc, Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach, Germany
03/2015 - 09/2018 Oliver Hahn PhD student Postdoctoral researcher at Wyss-Coray lab, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA
09/2011 - 07/2018 Victor Bustos Postdoc (PhD student until 10/2016) Fellow, Apollo Ventures, Hamburg, Germany
03/2011 - 05/2016 Sylvie Burnouf Postdoc Health and Science Journalist at APM International, France
10/2015 - 03/2016 Marianna Gorsky Postdoc (PhD Student until 01/2016) Consultant at Monitor Deloitte Strategy
03/2014 - 03/2016 Paul Essers Postdoc Bioinformatics at Nederlands Kanker Instituut, The Netherlands
02/2014 - 01/2016 Julia Hoffmann Postdoc Project manager Clinical Studies AMEDON GmbH, Lübeck, Germany
01/2011 - 08/2015 Sonita Afschar Postdoc (PhD Student until 12/2014) Clinical research associate at Acromion GmbH, Frechen, Germany
06/2012 - 05/2015 Corinna Hopfen Postdoc Regulatory affairs specialist at Stryker Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
11/2011 - 02/2015 Andrew Finlayson Postdoc Medical Writer at infill healthcare communication, Königswinter, Germany
05/2012 - 09/2014 Parisa Kakanj Postdoc Postdoc at the Institute for Genetics, University Cologne
01/2009 - 06/2014 Jennifer Werner Postdoc (PhD Student until 04/2014) Freelance clinical research associate
10/2008 - 02/2014 Brit Neuhaus Postdoc Medical writer at Medproduction Redaktionsbüro für Medizin und Gesundheit, Cologne, Germany
08/2009 - 12/2013 Andrea Mesaros Senior Postdoc Head of phenotyping facility, Max Planck Istitute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne, Germany
02/2010 - 12/2012 Athanasios Metaxakis Postdoc Research associate at the University of Crete, Greece
06/2009 - 10/2011 Samira Bina Postdoc Clinical Research Associate at INC Research, Munich, Germany
Name Status At the MPI relocated to
Makkou, Maria Guest scientist 05/2017 - 07/2017  
de Polo, Anna Postdoc 03/2017 - 07/2017  
Name Status at the MPI Relocated To
Brutscher, Fabienne Intern 04/2017 - 05/2017  
Dehnen, Jasmin Intern 02/2015 - 04/2015  
Drescher, Ingmar Technical Staff 01/2014 - 06/2016  
Pascual Velazquez, Ariadna PhD student, then Postdoc 02/2014 - 08/2020 Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec, Bergisch Gladbach

Research Group Habermann

At the MPI Name Position Relocated to
04/2010 - 06/2013 Bianca H. Habermann Group Leader Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
05/2011 - 06/2013 Marius Garmhausen Student Assistant Postdoc Data Science bei Roche, Roche Diagnostics GmbH (since Feb 2017)
05/2012 - 06/2013 Falko Hofmann Master Student  
05/2011 - 06/2013 Kapil Jhalani Student Assistant Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
01/2012 - 06/2013 Krishnakumar Kandaswamy PostDoc Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
02/2013 - 08/2013 Daniel Kellermann Student Assistant  
01/2011 - 06/2013 Prasanna Koti PhD-Student Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
05/2011 - 06/2013 Arno Meiler Student Assistant Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
01/2011 - 06/2013 Serghei Novojilov PhD Student Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
09/2011 - 01/2014 Nicole Philippi PostDoc  
11/2011 - 12/2012 Caroline Meharg (nee Reiff) PostDoc  
09/2010 - 06/2013 Su Sun PhD-Student Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
02/2011 - 06/2013 José Villaveces PhD-Student Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried
Name Status At the MPI relocated to
Albaran Gutierrez, Sara PhD Student 02/2015 - 08/2020
Isokallio, Marita PhD Student 01/2014 - 12/2017 Bioinformatics Software Developer at Blueprint Genetics, Espoo, Finland
Name Status relocated to
Kochan, David PhD Student Trainee Patent Attorney, Munich, Germany
Reichert, Christina Master Student PhD student, University of Dusseldorf
Maleszewska, Monika Postdoc Senior Technical Project Manager, Personalis Inc., San Francisco, USA
Mylonas, Constantine PhD Student Postdoc, MIT, Cambridge, USA
Grabenhorst, Niklas Master Student Study Director, Charles River, Cologne


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)

Name Status at the MPI relocated to
Burdeos, Gregor Carpentero Postdoc 05/2015-05/2017  
Neuber, Sophie Technical Staff 10/2014-09/2016  
Yu, Qianhui Guest 09/2015-11/2015  

Core Facility Bioinformatics

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

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