Team

Team

Hilgers Lab

Group Leader Valérie Hilgers

Valérie Hilgers

Valérie Hilgers, born 1982, studied Biology at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. She earned her PhD at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany and the Temasek Life Sciences Institute, Singapore.

From 2010 to 2016, Valérie Hilgers was a Postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Since 2016, Valérie Hilgers is Group Leader of a Max Planck Research Group at Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany.

With her lab in Freiburg she studies the genetics and epigenetics of the nervous system. The team investigates neuron-specific RNA signatures and their role in neuronal development and function by using technologies range from functional Drosophila genetics, behavior studies, and imaging, to RNA biochemistry and transcriptomics approaches.

Qualifications and history

  • 1982 Born in Saarbrücken, Germany
    Undergraduate Studies in Biology at Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  • 2006-2010 PhD studies at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany, and Temasek Life Sciences Institute, Singapore
  • 2010-2016 Postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Since October 2016 Group Leader at Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany

Team

Name
Phone
Alfonso Gonzalez, Carlos
PhD Student
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Carrasco Sala, Judit
PhD Student
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Gorey, Sakshi
PhD Student
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Grzejda, Dominika
PhD Student
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Hilgers, Valérie
Group Leader
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Holec, Sarah
Postdoc
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Hummel, Barbara
Postdoc
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Mach, Jana
Postdoc
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Mateos, Fernando
Technical Assistant
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Rauer, Michael
Bioinformatician
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Rezansoff, Andrew Mischa
Postdoc
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Tsagkris, Stylianos
PhD Student
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Alumnae & Alumni

Name Position Years active Current affiliation
Marion Thomas Master Student 2018 PhD student, University Heidelberg
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