Vanessa Stempel, Group Leader


PhD in Neuroscience, Free University Berlin, Germany
MSc by Research in Biomedicine, University College London, UK
BSc in Biology, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Jagiellonian University, Poland

Academic positions and research experience

from 01/2021             
Max-Planck Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
2015 – 2020               
Postdoc with Prof. Tiago Branco, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL, UK (2016 – 2020), MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK (2015 – 2016)
Visiting scientist with Prof. István Katona, Momentum Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, KOKI, Budapest, Hungary
2009 – 2015               
PhD student with Prof. Dietmar Schmitz, Neuroscience Research Centre, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2008 – 2009               
MSc student with Profs Mark Farrant and Stuart Cull-Candy, Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL, UK
2007 – 2008               
BSc student with Prof. Marta Dziedzicka-Wasylewska, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotech., Jagiellonian University, Poland

Awards and honours

Alfred Dollwet Foundation
‘Free floater’ Max Planck Research Group
UCL Early Career Neuroscience Prize, Junior Scientist Category

2017 – 2020             
Postdoctoral research fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2007 – 2008             
Undergraduate scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), ‘Go East’ Initiative

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