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E-Mail: Sven Berres
I am interested in ageing of both somatic and germ cells currently focusing on using human male sperm and blood cells. As a bioinformatician I analyze huge data sets like NGS and microarray data, generated by Whole Genome Bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) arrays. To process the data I apply various algorithms and visualization tools to generate relevant biological information. Combining this information with our institute’s expertise I would like to answer the following questions: Do germ cells age in the same way as somatic cells? What effects has germ cell ageing on male fertility? Is there a link between genetic and epigentic factors in male germ cell ageing? Outside the institute I try to spend my freetime as active as possible with all kind of sports and lately enjoy listening to audiobooks.
Juan Manuel Paturlanne
I’m a biochemist by training with a PhD in Biomedicine. Spermatogenesis and the male germline have been my main research focus since I was a graduate student. I’m fascinated by transcriptional regulation in testis, particularly in epigenetic and hormonal control of gene expression. My work focuses on molecular changes to the male germline occurring not only during physiological processes such as development and ageing, but also in the case of sex chromosome alterations and male infertility. I use a range of tools to answer my study questions, namely next generation sequencing, single-cell and high resolution methods, and bioinformatics analyses. Outside of work, I enjoy relaxing activities like origami and reading.
Tel.: +49 (0)251 83 58654
E-Mail: Lara Marie Siebert-Kuss
I am a biological PhD student and my main research interests lie in the molecular mechanisms behind spermatogonial dysfunction leading to male infertility. My work is part of the clinical research unit (CRU) „Male Germ Cells”. I study normal and impaired spermatogenesis of human testicular tissues at transcriptional and epigenetic level. I would do anything for a good Thai-Curry and enjoy exploring the Münsterland on my racing bike.