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"For me, one of the biggest advantages of being part of the RTG is the exchange with other students and the possibility to cooperate with scientists beyond my own topic."


  • Since 2022:  PhD student  
  • 2020-2022:  MSc in Biology, Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany
    Thesis: Investigation of non-ciliary localisation of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome proteins
  • 2016-2019:  BSc in Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
    Thesis: CO2-effect on predator-induced swimming behaviour on different Daphnia pulex clones


Working Experience

  • 2022:  Internship, Wickstead lab, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 2021:  Student Assistant (animal physiology and metabolism course), Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany
  • 2015-2016:  FSJ Project, Archaeology and Archaeozoology

Brücker L., Becker S.K., Maissl V., Harms G., Parsons M., May-Simera H.L. (2023). 
The actin-bundling protein Fascin-1 modulates ciliary signalling. J Mol Cell Biol.
DOI: 10.1093/jmcb/mjad022


Ewerling A., Maissl V., Wickstead B., May-Simera H.L. (2023)
Neofunctionalization of ciliary BBS proteins to nuclear roles is likely a frequent innovation across eukaryotes. iScience
DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2023.106410