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Dr. Madeleine Opitz (née Leisner)

Dr. Madeleine Opitz

Senior Researcher

Contact

Theresienstr. 37
D-80333 Munich

Room: A304
Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-4603

Research Interests

Bacterial Interactions

Curriculum Vitae

Scientific Experience

07/2010-present: Groupleader/Postdoctoral fellow at the LMU Munich with Prof. Dr. E. Frey
10/2008-05/2010: Postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University, FAS Center for Systems Biology, Boston, with PhD Kobi Benenson
05/2008-09/2008: Postdoctoral fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany with Prof. Dr. B. Maier and Prof. Dr. J. Rädler.
12/2004-05/2008: PhD in physics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany, “Switching into the K-state; Bacillus subtilis: a single cell approach”, Department of Physics (advisors: Prof. Dr. J. Rädler, Prof. Dr. B. Maier)
01/2004-09/2004: Diplomathesis: “Archeal cellapendages, mobility, characterisation…” at the University of Regensburg, Germany (advisor Prof. Dr. Wirth)
2004: student trainee, university of Regensburg, with Prof. Dr. Wirth, studies on archaeal cell-apendages
2003: student trainee, university of Regensburg, with Prof. Dr. Thomm, molecular studies on Pyrococcus furiosus
08/2002-06/2003: Independent studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • NO-production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (with Prof. Dr. Poyton)
  • N2-fixation in Pseudomonas M19 (with Prof. Dr. Schmidt)

Education

12/2004-05/2008: PhD in physics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany, “Switching into the K-state; Bacillus subtilis: a single cell approach”, Department of Physics (advisors: Prof. Dr. J. Rädler, Prof. Dr. B. Maier) (magna cum laude, GPA 1.0).
1999–2004: Diploma in biology (GPA 1.2), University of Regensburg, Germany.
1986–1999: Highschool (GPA 1.8) and elementary school.

Scholarships

10/2009-05/2010: DFG Forschungsstipendium
10/2008-09/2009: DFG Forschungsstipendium
Since 2006: Member of the international graduate school Nano-bio-technology (IDK-NBT) CeNS associate
2006-2007: Scholarship of the ENB
2002-2003: DAAD scholarship for graduate students for studies abroad