Fellows round 2006
In the second round, Rosalind Franklin fellowships were awarded to:
Prof.dr. Martina Schmidt - full professor
Martina Schmidt specialized in molecular pharmacoloy - " Challenges to unravel novel signalling routes "- after completing her Ph.D. at the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum, Germany. In December 2005 she was awarded with the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship and started her research at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Already in September 2006 she was promoted to associate professor in molecular pharmacology. In 2007 she received the Organon Prize for Pharmacology. Her research aims at the molecular pharmacological aspects of the development and progression of chronic inflammatory disorders of the cardiovascular, respiratory and neuronal system in the framework of GUIDE, Griac, ERIBA and the Healthy Ageing initiative of the RUG. She is member of the board of the Dutch society of pharmacology, Commissie ter beoordeling and GRIAC; she chairs the topmaster programme of the RUG, Medical Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation and the GRK880 "Vascular Medicine" of the UniversityMedical Center.
Prof. dr. Irene Tieleman - associate professor
Research interest: Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology
Irene Tieleman (1973) completed her Ph.D. at the University of Groningen. She worked at universities in St. Louis and Columbus in the US, and at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Andechs, Germany, before she was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship. She started her research at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES), Faculty of Science and Engineering in Groningen in October 2005, where she is an assistant professor in Animal Ecology. Her research focuses on how animals cope with environmental challenges, with an emphasis on the role of physiological systems in ecological processes.
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Email: B.I.Tieleman rug.nl
Prof. Dr. Maria Antonietta Loi - Associate professor
Research interest: Photophysics and OptoElectronics
Maria Antonietta Loi (1973) received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Cagliari (Italy) (2001). She worked as post doctoral fellow at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, and at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials of the Italian Research Council. From January 2003 to January 2006 she has been staff member with a temporary position at the Institute for Nanostructured Materials of the Italian Research Council in Bologna, Italy. She started her Rosalind Franklin fellowship in March 2006 at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials of the Faculty of Science and Engineering in Groningen. In 2010 she was promoted associate professor and in 2011 she became chair of the Photophysics and OptoElectronics department. In 2012 she received the ERC starting grant. Here research focus on optical and optoelectronic properties of organic semiconductors and nano-materials.
Email: M.A.Loi rug.nl
Prof. dr. Roberta Croce – associate professor
Research interest: molecular mechanisms of the light reactions of photosynthesis
Roberta Croce studied chemistry at the University of Padova, Italy, and completed her Ph.D. in Plant Biology at the University of Milano in 1998. After two postdoc periods in Germany and in Italy, she received a permanent appointment at the Institute of Biophysics of the Italian Research Council in 2001. In March 2006 she was appointed as Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute ( GBB ), Faculty of Science and Engineering and in July 2008 she was promoted to associate professor in Molecular Photobiology. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of the light reactions of photosynthesis. In 2006 she received a VIDI grant. r.croce rug.nl.
As of September 2011 she is head of the Biophysics Group at VU University Amsterdam.
Dr. Eriko Takano – assistant Professor
Major subject: Synthetic biology in Streptomycetes
- Regulation of antibiotic production
- Signalling molecules
- Metabolome analysis
- Novel antibiotic discovery
- Systems biology
Eriko Takano (Japan) completed her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia, School of Biological Sciences. After finishing a postdoctoral position at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, she moved to the University of Tübingen, Germany, as an Assistant Professor. In 2006 she was awarded the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship to work at the Department of Microbial Physiology in the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB). Recently, she has been awarded 1 million Euro from STW, for a GenBiotic project on the synthetic biology of antibiotics production, for which she coordinates an international consortium including industrial partners, such as DSM. She is also involved in the BE-Basic program for the development of sustainable new biomaterials.
As of September 2012 she is a professor in Synthetic Biology at the University of Manchester.
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