TSI Lab - Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab
There are three major areas of focus in the laboratory. First, we are interested in transplant immunology after heart and lung transplantation with particular focus on translational research and investigation of underlying mechanisms of acute and chronic graft rejection.
The second area of study addresses the immunobiology of adult and embryonic stem cells as well as iPS cells. In particular we are applying our knowledge of transplant immunology to the field of stem cell transplantation to provide novel therapeutic options in the future.
The third major interest is cardiovascular biology focusing on pathways related to the development of intimal hyperplasia and re-stenosis.
Our lab is located on the 1st floor within the "Campus Forschung" at the University Medical Center Hamburg. The "Campus Forschung" was built in 2007 and combines all areas of research within one building, encouraging interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations.
Our lab belongs to the University Heart Center Hamburg and provides techniques in cell culture, molecular biology, histopathology, confocal imaging, small animal surgery, and novel molecular in vivo imaging.
Welcome to TSI Lab
Open Positions in our team
We are currently accepting applications for technicians, postdoctoral fellowships and MD/PhD students (doctoral thesis).
Please email your application in English (letter of intend including your specific research interests, two references and CV) to:
Prof. Dr. med. Sonja Schrepfer
Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
University Heart Center Hamburg
Campus Forschung, N27
MTA (lab technician) for in vitro imaging
We are seeking lab technicians interested in cell culture work, in vitro imaging and molecular biology. The ideal candidate is already trained in confocal microscopy and fluorescence staining and highly motivated to support the team. The applicant will participate in teaching lab techniques to students and scholars and assist in lab management and organization, including administrative documentation (e.g. antibody lists, etc). Lab language is English and computer skills (Microsoft office) are appreciated.
Postdoc position in vascular biology
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with strong interest in cardiovascular biology. Ideal for candidates with experience in appropriate in vivo models, cell culture and molecular biology, seeking to acquire or strengthen her/his expertise in integrative methodology and research topics. The applicant is expected to participate in the supervision of PhD students and in teaching. Prerequisite is a PhD in a discipline relevant for the project. The successful candidate should have special expertise in DNA work, and cloning, a strong background in cell culture and imaging methods and a solid publication record. Doctoral degree in biology, medicine or biomedically relevant sciences required.
The position is available immediately. The salary will be at the level of TV-L13 to TV-L15 (depending on qualification and experience).
Postdoc position in transplant immunology/ stem cell immunology
A postdoc position is available for an ambitious coworker with strong interest in transplant immunology and stem cell research. Ideal for candidates with experience in molecular biology or biochemistry, seeking to acquire or strengthen her/his expertise in integrative methodology and research topics. We study the immunobiology of stem cells using gene therapy to investigate immune responses. The applicant is expected to participate in the supervision of PhD students and in teaching. Prerequisite is a PhD in a discipline relevant for the project. The successful candidate should have special expertise in DNA work, and cloning, a strong background in molecular genetic methods and a solid publication record. Doctoral degree in biology, medicine or biomedically relevant sciences required.
The position is available immediately and the initial one-year contract can be extended for another two years. The salary will be at the level of TV-L 13.
Doctoral Fellowships in vascular biology, stem cell research and transplant immunology
We are looking for highly motivated PhD students (Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or similar) with excellent scientific and practical background in molecular biology and transplant immunology to complement our team. The successful candidate will be driving individual projects and will work in a highly collaborative environment involving various scientists at the University of Hamburg and Stanford (California).
The successful applicant is expected to work full-time in the lab for a minimum of 12 months.
Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Prof. Dr. Sonja Schrepfer erhält den Paul-Martini-Award 2015 in Mannheim
The NDR is filming Qimu Wang. His "Jugend forscht" project received the 1. prize (Regional/ Landeswettbewerb)
Leopoldina Award Ceremony in Halle. Angela Merkel is talking about "Asymetry and Dyssemetry"