Mentees 2022/23

  1. Dr. Hilal Alkan

    Research focuses:

    Care in the context of migration | Neighborhoods | Multispecies studies | Human-plant relations | Gender/ Ethnography | Turkey | Germany | Middle East

    Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin

  2. Dr. Mine Altinli

    Research focuses:

    Mosquito-virus interactions | Insect-specific viruses | Mosquito-borne viruses | Virus Evolution | Vector Ecology | Antiviral RNA interference response

    Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg

  3. Dr. Christine Anderl

    Research focuses:

    Social interaction and networking via digital media | Socio-economic decision-making | Leveraging digital technologies to study and promote well-being and health

    DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Frankfurt am Main

  4. Dr. Umilaela Arifin

    Research focuses:

    Amphibians and reptiles’ diversity of Asia, with special emphasizes on their phylogenetic systematics, evolution, and conservation

    Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB), Bonn

  5. Dr. Lisa Belkacemi

    Research focuses:

    Crystallography and crystal defects | Mechanisms and effects of atomic diffusion | Radiation damage in metallic structures | Hydrogen embrittlement | Phase transformations in alloys

    Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering — IWT, Bremen

  6. Handan Melike Dönertaş, Ph.D.

    Research focuses:

    Computational biology | Machine Learning | Aging | Host-microbiome interactions

    Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena

  7. Dr. Theresa Entringer

    Research focuses:

    Personality traits | Personality change | Interaction between personality traits and social norms | Culture | loneliness | Mental Health

    German Institute for Economic Research Berlin (DIW Berlin)

  8. Dr. Gohar Ghazaryan

    Research focuses:

    Remote Sensing | Data fusion | Sustainable land management | Crop stress

    Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg

  9. Dr. Elisa-Maria Hiemer

    Research focuses:

    Eastern European Studies | Polish Literature | German-Polish Relations| Family Planning through a historical lens | City Transformations in Belarus, Ukraine and Poland

    Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association (HI), Marburg

  10. Dr. Lisa Höckel

    Research focuses:

    Applied Microeconomics | Migration Economics | Education Economics | Development Economics

    RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Essen

  11. Dr. Antje Jantsch

    Research focuses:

    Measuring the quality of life of rural populations with a focus on place attachment in Southeast Europe and East Germany | Empirical Microeconomics | Household Finances in Relation to Subjective Well-being | Social Comparisons

    Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Halle

  12. Dr. Sigrid Milles

    Research focuses:

    Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy | Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy | Intrinsically disordered proteins | Protein dynamics | Clathrin mediated endocytosis

    Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP), Berlin

  13. Dr. Christin Naumann

    Research focuses:

    Nutrient perception in Arabidopsis thaliana roots | Local phosphate sensing | ER stress-mediated plant autophagy | Plant and protein biochemistry | Protein-protein interaction | Enzyme kinetics | Ferroxidases

    Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS), Halle

  14. Prof. Hanna Pfeifer

    Research focuses:

    Islamist and jihadist actors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) | State and non-state violence in the MENA region | Global and regional politics of order-making in the MENA region | Democratic and non-democratic foreign and security policy | Challenges and transformation of the liberal world order

    Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)

  15. Dr. Małgorzata Popiołek-Roßkamp

    Research focuses:

    History of Architecture and Urban Planning | Heritage Studies | Preservation of Historical Monuments | East-Central Europe | History of Transformation | Conversion of Former Military Areas

    Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Erkner/Berlin

  16. Dr. Jana Raupbach

    Research focuses:

    Effect of dietary Maillard reaction products on human cells and in mice | Uptake, transport and reactions of Maillard reaction products | Studies of pro- and anti-inflammatory signaling pathways | Instrumental analysis techniques and mass spectrometry

    German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE)

  17. A.K.M. Skarpelis, Ph.D.

    Research focuses:

    Computer vision | Artificial intelligence | Facial recognition | Science and technology studies | State power | Race and ethnicity | Sociological theory | Cultural sociology | Comparative historical sociology

    WZB Berlin Social Science Center

  18. Dr. Stephanie Spahr

    Research focuses:

    Organic chemicals in the aquatic environment and the urban water cycle | Water treatment | Organic trace analysis | Impact of storm events on water quality | Sustainable stormwater management

    Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin

  19. Dr. Susanne Thürigen

    Research focuses:

    Scientific instruments and clocks | Gold- and silversmith’s art | Artistic knowledge | Art and nature | History of collecting

    Germanisches Nationalmuseum (GNM), Nürnberg

  20. Sara Trujillo Muñoz, Ph.D.

    Research focuses:

    Engineering tissue mimics | Translational medicine | Cell microenvironments | Cell-material interactions | In vitro and in vivo models

    INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken

  21. Dr. Anna Ullrich

    Research focuses:

    German-Jewish history in the 20th century | History of the Holocaust | History of Emotions | Digital Humanities | European Project Coordination “European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)”

    Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ), München/Berlin

  22. Dr. Sabine Undorf

    Research focuses:

    Climate and climate impact science for risk characterisation and adaptation | explaining observed and projecting future regional climate | impacts of extreme weather events and their attribution to anthropogenic climate change | climate impacts on agriculture and food security | anthropogenic aerosols as confounding factor and source of uncertainty in climate projections and attribution statements | use of climate-scientific results for decision-making and influence of societal values on climate science | climate and climate impact modelling, interdisciplinary research

    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

  23. Dr. Constance Vennin

    Research focuses:

    Stress resilience | Molecular biology | Epigenetics | Non-coding RNA | Stem cells | Brain development | Tumorigenesis

    Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR), Mainz

  24. Dr. Ariani Wartenberg

    Research focuses:

    Biophysical and Socioeconomic Dimensions in Agroecosystems | Ecosystem Indicators| Land Use Change Impacts & Trade-offs | Natural Resource Use Equity | Agroforestry | Soil Science | Sustainability Narratives

    Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg

  25. Dr. Sibylle Wolf

    Research focuses:

    The processing of organic raw materials in the Palaeolithic | The role of women in the later Palaeolithic | Ice Age art | Social interactions in the Palaeolithic

    Senckenberg Society for Nature Research - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research (SGN), Frankfurt am Main

  26. Dr. Mingyun Yuan

    Research focuses:

    Acoustic control of elementary excitations | Surface acoustic wave devices | Quantum nanostructures in semiconductors | Quantum light sources and nanophotonics | Optomechanical interactions | Open quantum systems

    Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI), Berlin