Vanessa Stempel, Group Leader

Education

2015                             
PhD in Neuroscience, Free University Berlin, Germany
2009                             
MSc by Research in Biomedicine, University College London, UK
2008                             
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)
2015                             
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

2022
Alfred Dollwet Foundation
2020  
                         
‘Free floater’ Max Planck Research Group
2019                           
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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