Zentrum für Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen (ZMBP)

Research Group Üstün

Proteolytic degradation pathways and their role in plant immunity

Lab Members

Dr. Suayib Üstün, PI

since 09/2018 Emmy Noether Research Group Leader in Tübingen

2016-2018 Postdoc (FEBS Long-Term Fellowship) at SLU, Uppsala, Sweden

2013-2016 Postdoc with Frederik Börnke (Leibniz Insitute of Vegetables and Ornamental Crops)

2010-2013 PhD Thesis with Frederik Börnke (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)

2005-2010 Study of Cell and Molecular Biology (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)

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Paul Gouguet, PhD

since 02/2019 Postdoctoral Scientist in Tübingen

2016 EMBO Short-term Fellowship, The Sainsbury Lab, Norwich, UK

2015-2018 Ph.D. Universite de Bordeaux

2013-2015 Master's in Plant Biology & Biotechnology

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Gautier Langin

since 03/2019 PhD student in Tübingen

2016-2018 Master studies, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse/France - Adaptions, Development, Plant Improvement in association with Microorganisms

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Jia Xuan Leong

since 10/2020 PhD student at ZMBP in Emmy Noether funded project

01-09/2020 master thesis at ZMBP

2018-2020 Master studies, Molecular Biosciences, University of Heidelberg

2015-2018 Biotechnology and Microbiology BSc., University of York, United Kingdom

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Shanshuo Zhu

since 05/2021 Postdoc at ZMBP in ERC funded project DIVERSIPHAGY

09/15-09/2020 PhD at VIB Ghent

2012-2015 Master in Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

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Manuel Gonzalez-Fuente

since 05/2021 DFG funded Walter Benjamin Postdoc Position at ZMBP

06/20-03/2021 Research Associate at CNRS/INRAE, Toulouse, France

01/17-06/2020 PhD at CNRS/INRAE, Toulouse France

2014-2016 MSc in Agricultural Genomics, University of Kiel, Germany

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Shiji Hou

since 05/2021 Postdoc at ZMBP in ERC funded project DIVERSIPHAGY

09/16-01/2021 PhD at MPI Cologne, Germany

2013-2016 Master of Science in Ecology, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Current students and student helpers/Hiwis:

David Biermann (Bachelor student and research assistant)

Gaiea Izzati (Bachelor student)

Former members/students:

Lucas Freidel (Research assistant)

Dr. Hsin-Chiech Lee (Research assistant)

Pia Lutz (rotation master student)

Ophélie Léger (research assistant)