I study Molecular Biotechnology at the FH Campus Wien and am currently in my Bachelor's degree. During my semester abroad I have the chance to work on my bachelor thesis here at CeRA. I am working on idiopathic male infertility. Certain polymorphisms (SNPs) in the promoter region of the FSH gene have an influence on FSH activity. Using promoter studies and luciferase assays on different cell lines, I will further analyse the functional significance of these SNPs in my work.
In addition to the research in the laboratory, the extensive clarification of patients and partners plays an important role, I am looking forward to gaining a comprehensive insight into reproductive medicine through job shadowing in the consultation hours, the andrology laboratory and the IVF laboratory.
Personally, I am an extroverted, open person who loves going out for coffee or dinner and always enjoys trying new places and food. I also enjoy hiking, sailing and playing tennis, and my dog is always with me whenever possible.
Tel.: +49 (0)251 83 56096
E-Mail: Lukas Lohkamp
I am studying medicine in the 9th semester and am working on unexplained or idiopathic male infertility as part of my doctoral thesis. I am evaluating data from the special consultation for infertile men at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology Münster, looking in particular at FSH polymorphisms. The special consultation was introduced in 2018 and, in addition to standard parameters, collects extended findings, e.g. special hormone values (Anti-Müller Hormone, Inhibin B) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP). The aim is to gain more information about the heterogeneous group of infertile men. In my medical thesis I would like to compare the special consultation - with the standard consultation hour to find out if the unexplained and idiopathic infertile men can be better diagnosed and/or cared for with the special consultation. I am particularly moved by the fact that the reason for patients' infertility often cannot yet be adequately explained. I would like to help identify new patient groups to make diagnoses more explainable and to enable new targeted therapies.
Tel.: +49 (0)251 83 56096
E-Mail: Yuhe Tang
Since 2018 I am working on my medical thesis "Semen cryopreservation in patients with testicular germ cell cancer - the timing matters!" at the Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology under the supervision of Dr. med. Maria Schubert and Prof. Dr. med. Sabine Kliesch. In this project we compare the semen quality of testicular cancer patients before and after orchiectomy. For this reason, I recruited patients who performed semen cryopreservation or semen analysis before and after their surgery. The recruitment ended at the beginning of 2021. I am currently in the practical year of my medical studies, and I am now preparing to write a manuscript. At the virtual DVR congress in October 2021, I had the opportunity to present the results of my thesis. What I particularly like about working at CeRA are the various opportunities to gain different insights into clinical and scientific work.