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Team Leader


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Messerle


Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Virologie, OE 5230
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1
30625 Hannover


Phone: +49 511 532 - 4320

Department Secretary: +49 511 532 - 6736

Fax: +49 511 532 - 8736

Email: Messerle.Martin[at]MH-Hannover.De


Dr. Messerle studied biology at the University of Tübingen and graduated in 1986. He obtained his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1990 with a dissertation on the analysis of the structure of the immediate-early (IE) genes and of the functional and immunological properties of the IE proteins of mouse cytomegalovirus. Following several years as a postdoc and scientific assistant at the universities of Ulm, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Munich, he obtained his "Habilitation" in Experimental Virology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich in 2002. In 1997 he stayed as a guest scientist at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. In 2001 he got a position as an assistant professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Halle-Wittenberg and was head of the Virus-Cell-Interaction Unit. He was appointed as Associate Professor of Molecular Virology at the Hannover Medical School in Jan. 2005.




Borst, Eva Maria , Dr. biol. hum., Senior Scientist
    +49 511 532-4320 | Borst.Eva[at]


Dezeljin, Martina, Dr., Postdoc

    +49 511 532-6493 | Dezeljin.Martina[at]MH-Hannover.De


Kutle, Ivana, PhD student

    +49 511 532-6493 | Kutle.Ivana[at]MH-Hannover.De


Nahrevanian, Shahab, PhD student

    +49 511 532-4321 | Nahrevanian.Shahab[at]MH-Hannover.De


Steinbrück, Lars, Research assistant

    +49 511 532-4321 | Steinbrueck.Lars[at]MH-Hannover.De


Wagner, Karen, Research assistant

    +49 511 532-4321 | Wagner.Karen[at]MH-Hannover.De



Alumni of the Group

Sebastian Neuber – Master of Science in Biochemestry, Dr.rer.nat. (Metanomics, GER/Berlin)
Nadine Thiel – Master of Science in Biochemestry, Dr.rer.nat., (DSMZ GmbH Braunschweig, GER/Brunswick)
Adriana Tomic – Dipl. Biol., PhD, Postdoc "promotion winner", (Stanford University, CA)
Daniel Malouli, Dipl.Biochem., Dr. rer. nat. (Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, Oregon, USA)
Endrit Elbasani – Dipl. Biol., PhD, Postdoc, (University of Helsinki, FI)
Ildar Gabaev – Dipl. Biol., PhD, Postdoc, (University Cambridge, UK)
Kirsten Keyser – Dr.rer.nat., Postdoc (Sysmex Inostics, GER/HAM)
Andreas Busche - Dr.rer.nat., (Biotech Burgwedel MSD, GER)
Mandy Glaß – Dipl.Biochem., Dr. rer. nat., (University of Western Scotland, GL)
Penelope, Kay-Jackson - PhD, Postdoc (Institute of Virology, GER/Hannover)
Jennifer Kleine-Albers - PhD student, Dr.rer.nat. (Mylan Healthcare, GER/Hannover)
Anja Marquardt - Dipl. Biol., PhD student, Dr.rer.nat. (Octapharma, GER/Springe)
Nadine Müther - Dipl. Biol., PhD student, Dr.rer.nat., (Novartis, GER/Marburg)
Christoph Peter - Dipl. Biol., PhD student, Dr.rer.nat.
Corinna Benkartek - Dipl. Biol., PhD student, Dr.rer.nat., (Xcenda GmbH, GER/Hanover)
Sarah Sengstake - Dipl. Biol., PhD student, Dr.rer.nat., (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerpen, BEL)