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Dr. Cornelia Lee-Thedieck


Academic and working experience

Since 03/2012
Junior Group Leader at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Functional Interfaces
Focus: Stem cells at micro- and nanostructured interfaces
06/2009 – 02/2012 Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (formerly MPI for Metals Research)
Focus: Nanostructured biomaterials for adult stem cells
06/2007 – 05/2009 Post Doc at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems with Prof. Spatz
Project: Interaction analyses of hematopoietic stem cells with biofunctionalized, nanostructured surfaces
07/2004 – 05/2007 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Tübingen with Prof. Klein and Prof. Rammensee
Thesis title: On cadherins and their potential as biomarkers in the kidney



10/1998 –04/2004
Diploma Studies of Biochemistry at the University of Tübingen
Thesis: Expression of type II-cadherins in renal cell carcinom
06/1998 Abitur (König-Wilhelm-Gymnasium Höxter)


Awards and Scholarships

03/2011 02/2012 Scholarship of the Schlieben-Lange-Programme of the state of Baden-Württemberg for support of excellent young scientists
10/2010 Poster prize of the BioStar 2010, 4th Congress on Regenerative Biology and Medicine
07/2008 GRC travel award of the “Gordon Research Conference on Signal Transduction by Engineered Extracellular Matrices”
07/2005 – 05/2007 Scholarship of DFG research training group (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) GK 794 “Cellular Mechanisms of Immune-Associated Processes”
06/2006 Participant of the 18th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Chemistry
10/2004 Poster prize of the graduate day “Advances in Cancer Therapeutics” in Ulm
07/2004 MoBBEL prize for outstanding diploma thesis