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Dunja Petrovic (Dun)

She is too busy to care what's written here; she has to hang out with her friends (the worms). Somewhat different product of Serbia, Dun started her PhD thesis in 2018, to constantly challenge the boss with her skepticism. Generates great results and still thinks they are product of a mistake! Hates the color code of this webpage.


Thibaut Vignane (Thib)

The only French student who survived more than 2 months in the lab. Far from the biochemistry world, he is actually interested in cellular genetics but really happy to combine ageing,  biochemistry and genetics for his PhD thesis. Thib is also a musician who plays drums and saxophone (when he has free time). Playing music and drinking beer is what he "prefers" as a stress relief outside the lab.


Yiorgos Paikipoulos

A biologist from Greece. His passion was protein biochemistry until he met C. elegans. Now he aspires to make this species live longer. His decision to join the team for his PhD is towards this goal. His fascination with research can only be matched by his love for education. He is excited to be in Germany as he loves green and running waters, although he misses the sea. In his free time, he finds balance in music, reading and martial arts.


Jovan Petric

A chemist turned biochemist, Jovan graduated from University of Belgrade and arrived at ISAS to further explore the depths of science. Being curious about chemistry behind biological phenomena he is interested in such things as effects of H2S on proteins, liquid-liquid phase separation, both in vitro and in vivo. In his free time he likes to read, watch movies, play board games and expand his knowledge of niche topics.


Davide D'Andrea

The Italian of the group, Davide comes from a city between Venice and Trieste. After reaching his Masters degree in Chemistry at the Padua University he wants to get more involved in the Biochemistry world and he hopes to find an accommodation in Dortmund even faster than Ferran (and definitely faster than Dunja). He has a lot of interests like music, cinema and traveling; for the latter you might find him searching for a good flight price.

Luke Slade

Luke is our most recent lab member, coming from the UK where he did his PhD exploring targeted hydrogen sulfide donors in C. elegans models of mitochondrial disease and ageing. Clearly, the 2 months he spent with the group back in 2021 doing worm persulfidomics (somehow) left him wanting more. Like the worms, Luke might be small (scale below) but powerful, where if he manages to escape these needy creatures in time you’ll find him down the gym throwing as much weight above his head as possible. Retaining his true British heritage, Luke is an avid larger drinker and needs no persuasion to be met down the pub after work. 


Ferran Comas Vila

A Spaniard who received his PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Biomedicine and Health from IDIGBI of Girona, working on the role of H₂S in adipose tissue physiology. He is originally from Vic, near Barcelona. Interested in H₂S and its role in redox signaling, metabolism and aging. He was lucky to find an apartment in less than seven months. Outside of the lab, you can find him spending time running, watching basketball, listening to music, or drinking beer.

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