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Class of 2014

Iratxe Estibariz

Research Topic: The dynamics of the methylome of Helicobacter pylori during human infection

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum, Department of Medical Microbiology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Applied Microbiology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Ana Hickford-Martinez

Research Topic: Cell-type specific cytosolic host factors interacting with HSV1 capsids

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Sodeik, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Biomedicine, University of Lancaster, UK

Nationality: Spanish

Shahab Nahrevanian

Research Topic: Strategies for identification and characterization of antivirals against cytomegalovirus

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Messerle, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Molecular Biology, Umea University, Sweden

Nationality: Iranian

Ginka Nikolova

Research Topic: Role of memory T cells in adaptive immune responses

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster, Institute of Immunology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Molecular Immunology, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Nationality: Bulgarian

Brenda Raud

Research Topic: Metabolic influences that regulate CD4 T cell function

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tim Sparwasser, Institute for Infection Immunology, Twincore

Academic Background: Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina

Nationality: Argentinian

Thomas Schirdewahn

Research Topic: The role of NK cells and T cells in the pathogenesis of hepatitis delta 

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Wedemeyer, Dept. of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Microbiology, Carl von Ossietzky Uni Oldenburg, Germany

Nationality: German

Julio Cesar Villalvazo Guerrero

Research Topic: Molecular characterization of small chemical compounds blocking HSV1 replication

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Beate Sodeik, Institute of Virology, Hannover Medical School

Academic Background: Molecular and Physiological Biology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Nationality: Mexican