Structure of the Group


Group leader


PD Dr. Torsten K. Roepke studied medicine at the University of Leipzig (Germany), Charité (Germany), Yale University (USA), and the University of Bern (Switzerland). He received his M.D. certificate from Charité in 2004. After his postdoctoral work (2005 – 2008) at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City (USA) he returned as a physician scientist to the Charité Berlin. He was accepted to faculty rank (Habilitation) at the Charité in 2012. Since 04/2011 Dr. Torsten K. Roepke leads this ECRC research group.


email: torsten-kai.roepke@charite.de

phone: +49-(0)30-450-540-133

fax: +49-(0)30-450-540-934

 




Assistent group leader


Dr. Ulrike Lisewski studied biochemistry at the Free University Berlin, Germany. 2006, she started her PhD research work at the MDC in the group of Prof. Dr. Gotthardt in the field of cardiovascular cell biology. 2009, she received her PhD certificate in Translational Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine and obtained a post-doctoral fellowship. 2011, she started her PostDoc and assistant group leader position in the research lab of PD Dr. Torsten Roepke. Her main interests are based in cardiovascular research and arrhythmia disease models.

 

email: lisewski@mdc-berlin.de

phone: +49-(0)30-450-540-133

fax: +49-(0)30-450-540-934

 




Scientists


Dr. Clemens Köhncke studied medicine at the Charité University Medicine (Germany), the University of Sydney (Australia), and the University of Valencia (Spain). He received his M.D. certificate from Charité in 2006. He started working as a physician scientist at the Charité Berlin in the Department of Cardiology at the Virchow Campus in 2007. In 2010 he was awarded a scholarship from the Max-Delbrück-Center (MDC) Berlin and worked as a postdoc in the group of Prof. I. Morano. During that time he established in close collaboration with Dr. Roepke this ECRC research group and has been working together with Dr. Roepke since then.


email: clemens.koehncke@charite.de

phone: +49-(0)30-450-540-133

fax: +49-(0)30-450-540-934

 




Dr. Janine Lossie studied biology at the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. She started 2008 as a PhD student in the group of Prof. Dr. I Morano (Molecular Muscle Physiology) at the MDC and received her PhD certificate in 2012. In the same year she started her PostDoc in the research lab of PD Dr. Torsten Roepke. Her main interests are based in cardiovascular research and cardiac disease models.


email: janine.lossie@charite.de

phone: +49-(0)30-450-540-535

fax: +49-(0)30-450-540-934

 


 



Technical Assistants


Carolin Gaertner started her apprenticeship as a biology lab assistant at the MDC 2007 and completed her education 2010. Subsequently, she worked on MDC in the lab of Prof. Dr. Gotthardt in the field of cardiovascular cell biology. Then, she moved to the ECRC and started her technical assistant position in the group of PD Dr. Torsten Roepke. In 2011 she made a continuing education as a biological-technical assistant and got her certificate. She knows many techniques in molecular biology, histology, protein biochemistry and microbiology.

 

email: carolin.gaertner@mdc-berlin.de

phone: +49-(0)30-450-540-133

fax: +49-(0)30-450-540-934

 




Nora Lange started as a lab assistant student at the MDC 2010 and received her certificate 2013. 2014, she finished successfully an additionally education as a biological-technical assistant. Since 2014, she worked as a technical assistant in the group of PD Dr. Torsten Roepke. Her skills include techniques in molecular biology, histology, protein biochemistry and microbiology.


email: nora.lange@mdc-berlin.de

phone: +49-(0)30-450-540-535

fax: +49-(0)30-450-540-934

 





Medical Doctoral candidates


Leonhard Schleußner studied medicine at Charité Berlin (Germany) and Hebrew University Jerusalem (Israel) and will graduate in 2015. He received a Boehringer Ingelheim Travel Grant (2012) for advanced training in electrophysiology at University of California, Irvine (USA). He joined Torsten Roepke's lab in 2011 to work on his MD thesis, focusing on the effects of KCNE2 deletion in aging mice.


email: leonhard.schleussner@charite.de

 






David Mundinger started his medical study at the Charité Berlin 2008. Since 2012, he works as MD candidate in the research group of PD Dr. Torsten Roepke. The aim of his research is to find new KCNE mutations in patients with arrhythmia.


email: david.mundinger@charite.de

 







Alesja Gaburro studied biology at the E. Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany. 2008, she worked at the Innsbruck University in the group of Prof. Dr. M. Kress and Prof. Dr. N Singewald in the field of Neuroscience. 2011, she started her medical study at the Humboldt University Berlin and 2014 she started with her Doctor theses in the research lab of PD Dr. Torsten Roepke. Her main interests are based in cardiovascular research and arrhythmia disease models.

 

email: alesja.gaburro@charite.de