Who we are

We are a team of enthusiastic young scientists, who love to work with NMR and RNA.

The projects of the individual lab members are focusing on the structural dynamics of different RNAs and RNA protein complexes. The complete workflow in the individual projects is always in the hand of one person. Therefore, our work covers biochemical wet lab work, work at the spectrometer and data analysis.

 

 

Yet, we are a team. We help each other and troubleshoot together, in the lab and at the magnet. We also meet often to discuss ideas, share results and talk about papers. And we are not alone: we are hosted by the Schwalbe Lab and together with them and the Hengesbach Lab we do not only share space but also projects and a lot of fun.

The Team

In the following find a short description of all lab members. Please complement the email addresses with nmr.uni-frankfurt.de

Boris Fürtig

Principal Investigator

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Vanessa de Jesus

Ph.D. Student

Vanessa is a trained biochemist. She obtained a master in biochemistry in 2017 from Goethe University. Her main project focusses on the interaction of translational riboswitches with 30S ribosomes. 

Katharina F. Hohmann

Ph.D. Student

Katharina is a trained chemist. She obtained a master in chemistry in 2017 from Goethe University. Her main project focusses on the the dynamics of bistable RNAs under the influence of RNA chaperones.

Stefanie Rückriegel

PhD Student

Stefanie is a trained chemist. She obtained a master in chemistry in 2021 from Goethe University. Her main project focusses on the structural dynamics of unusual base interactions in riboswitches by hetero nuclear direct detected NMR spectroscopy.

Heidi Zetzsche

Research Assistant

Heidi is a trained biochemist. She obtained a diploma in biochemistry in 2014 from Goethe University. Her main project focusses on the the dynamics of RNAs under the influence of RNA helicases.