Team

DR. SASCHA SAUER

Head of the Group
 
Sascha Sauer studied Biochemistry at the Free University Berlin. After his PhD at the Centre National de Genotypage in Paris in 2001, he has worked in the department of Hans Lehrach at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics. During this time he has developed a number of mass spectrometric assays for DNA analysis, bacterial identification and small molecule detection. These techniques are now widely used, for example in the clinics.

In 2008, Sascha Sauer established the independent "Nutrigenomics and Gene Regulation" research group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics. Since summer 2015, he has additionally been managing the Systems Medicine unit of the medical faculty of the University of Würzburg. In summer 2016, Sascha Sauer moved to the MDC to head the Scientific Genomics Platform and the Laboratory of Functional Genomics, Nutrigenomics and Systems Biology.

The focus of his current research lies i) in establishing novel powerful methods for functional genomics analysis and disease monitoring, ii) in the analysis of the interplay of small (dietary) molecules with cellular and physiological processes, iii) and in studying the mechanisms of cellular stress response and plasticity by using single cell analyses and computational biology methods.

All these efforts shall eventually lead to fundamental insights and contribute to the development of concrete concepts for preventing age-related diseases or for inhibiting in general age-related health decline.

 

Timoféeff-Ressovsky-Haus Building 87 - Room 1.16
Phone: 0049-30-94062995
Email: Sascha.Sauer @ mdc-berlin.de

DR. TATIANA BORODINA 
Next Generation Sequencing Application Specialist and Laboratory Manager
Building 64 - Room 212
Phone: 0049-30-94063104
Email: tatiana.borodina @ mdc-berlin.de

CLAUDIA QUEDENAU 
Engineer (University Diploma/Master) 
Building 87 - Room 1.55
Phone: 0049-30-94063048
Email: Quedenau @ mdc-berlin.de

CLAUDIA LANGNICK 
Technical Assistant
Building 64 - Room 215
Phone: 0049-30-94063119
Email: claudia.langnick @ mdc-berlin.de

MADLEN SOHN 
Technical Assistant
Building 87 - Room 0.23/1.55
Phone: 0049-30-94063266/3042
Email: madlen.sohn @ mdc-berlin.de

KIRSTEN RICHTER 
Technical Assistant
Building 87 - Room 0.23
Phone: 0049-30-94063266
Email: Kirsten.Richter @ mdc-berlin.de

CORNELIUS FISCHER
Scientist 
Building 64 - Room 212
Phone: 0049-30-94063104
Email: Cornelius.Fischer @ mdc-berlin.de

CAROLINE BRAEUNING 
Engineer (University Diploma/Master) 
Building 87 - Room 1.55
Phone: 0049-30-94063041
Email: caroline.braeuning @ mdc-berlin.de

SARAH NATALIE VITCETZ 
Technical Assistant
Building 87 - Room 0.23/1.55
Phone: 0049-30-94063041
Email:  Sarah.Vitcetz @ mdc-berlin.de


DR. THOMAS CONRAD

Senior Scientist 
Building 87 - Room 1.55
Phone: 0049-30-94063043
Email: Thomas.Conrad @ mdc-berlin.de

YULIIA DRAMARETSKA 
Ph.D. student
Building 87 - Room 0.23/215
Phone: 0049-30-94063041
Email: Yuliia.Dramaretska @ mdc-berlin.de

MARIA ALCOBENDAS 
Student Worker 
Building 87 - Room 1.55
Phone: 0049-30-94063048
Email: Maria.Alcobendas @ mdc-berlin.de

 

DR. DANIELE YUMI SUNAGA-FRANZE 
Bioinformatics Scientist
Building 64 - Room 214
Phone: 0049-30-94063102
Email: Daniele.Franze @ mdc-berlin.de

DR. RAMON OLIVEIRA VIDAL 
Bioinformatics Scientist
Building 64 - Room 214
Phone: 0049-30-94063102
Email: Ramon.Vidal @ mdc-berlin.de

MAGDALENA KLIEM 
Engineer/ Project Manager (University Diploma/Master) 
Building 87 - Room 1.16
Phone: 0049-30-94062995
Email: Magdalena.Kliem @ mdc-berlin.de

MARIA METSGER
Guest Scientist 
Building 64 - Room 212
Phone: 0049-30-94063104
Email: Maria.Metsger @ mdc-berlin.de

SABRINA DETER 
Secretary
Building 87 - Room 1.17
Phone: 0049-30-94062920
Fax: 0049-30-94063073/49171 
Email: sabrina.deter @ mdc-berlin.de