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PhD Lab:

Christoph Borner

Department: Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research
Address: Stefan-Meier-Straße 17
79104 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 9630
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Research Area: Molecular Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Country: India
Education/Training: MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the University of Freiburg, Germany (joint program - graduated 2017)
Start of PhD Thesis: January 2018
Subject of Thesis: Molecular mechanisms of virus-induced cell death
Research Interests: To investigate the mechanisms involved in the cell death induced by various RNA and DNA viruses.
Research Techniques: Cell culture, Immunofluorescence, Fluorescence activated cell sorting, CRISPR-Cas 9 gene knockouts


1.: 10/2016: Outstanding international student award for 2015-2016 awarded at the 'Science, Ethics and Arts' symposium



Peintner L, Venkatraman A, Waeldin A, Hofherr A, Busch T, Voronov A, Viau A, Kuehn EW, Köttgen M, Borner C. Loss of PKD1/polycystin-1 impairs lysosomal activity in a CAPN (calpain)-dependent manner. Autophagy. (2020) 6:1-17. Abstract

Thesis Committee

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