Dr. Oliver Rocks

Education & Professional experience

2021 –                      Group Leader | Charité University Medicine, Berlin

2011 – 2020            Group Leader | Max Delbrück Center, Berlin

2007 – 2010           Postdoctoral Fellow | Tony Pawson Lab, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

2005 – 2007           Postdoctoral Fellow | Philippe Bastiaens Lab, EMBL, Heidelberg

2001 – 2005           PhD Student | Fred Wittinghofer Lab, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund

1994 – 2000           Studies in Biochemistry, University of Bielefeld

 

Honours and Awards

2011       Helmholtz Young Investigator 

2007       Human Frontiers in Science Program Long Term Fellowship

2005       Otto-Hahn Medal by the Max-Planck Society  

2005       Best Thesis Award, Faculty of Biology, University of Bochum

Current Lab Members

PhD

Celina Wortmann  Regulation of Rho GTPase Signalling by Phosphoinositides

Robert William Welke  Thermal Adaption by Segregation of Membrane Lipids

 


Alumni

PhD

Dr. Rebecca Eccles (Editor at Molecular Cell)

Dr. Matti Baumann (Executive Assistant to the Scientific Directorate of the MDC)

Dr. Juliane Brümmer (Business Consultant at d-fine)

Dr. Markus Müller (Post-Doc Helge Ewers Lab, FU Berlin)

Dr. Carolin Barth (Data and Strategy Analyst at HotSpot Therapeutics)

Keziban Merve Alp (now Mertens Lab, MDC Berlin)

PostDoc

Dr. Maciej Czajkowski (Myelo Therapeutics GmbH)

Master

Sebastian Reusch (Reber Lab, IRI Berlin)

Laura van Berg (née Reckzeh) (Joachim Herz Stiftung, Hamburg)

Moritz Sorg (Pinho Lab, Lisbon)

Bachelor

Jana Kollasser (Stradal Lab, HZI Braunschweig)

Philip Trnka (Niehrs Lab, IMB Mainz)

Carolin Rünger (Charité Berlin)

Kristin Frensemeier (Hoppe-Seyler Lab, DKFZ Heidelberg)

Saskia Loth (Potsdam University)

Simon Heller (FU Berlin)

Students

Linda Silina (Teulade-Fichau Lab, Curie Paris)

Efraim Culfa (Koç University Instanbul)

Dr. Victoria Casado Medrano (Children’s Hospital Philadelphia)

McKenzie Lee (MPI Göttingen)

Lennart Brandenburg (Heidelberg University)

Kiara Freitag (Heppner Lab, Charité)

Björn Perder (Cornell University)

David Pride (Pombo Lab, MDC Berlin)

Trendelina Rustemi (Selbach Lab, MDC Berlin)

Elmehdi Belbaraka (MDC Berlin)