JansenLab Members

It´s all about people

Lars Jansen, Group Leader

Example content image My job is to motivate others. Have a look at my CV for career path.







Sam East, Masters student

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Sahar Tehrani, PhD student

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Inês Milagre, Postdoc

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Bas van den Berg, PhD student

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Marina Murillo, Postdoc

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Wojtek Siwek, Postdoc

Example content image I´m a biochemist with a PhD from Warsaw University in Poland and I´m aiming to determine high resolution nucleosome dynamics in human cells and its relation to transcription using a novel pulse labeling strategy.



Sreyoshi Mitra, Postdoc

Example content image I´m from India with a PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bangalore on centromere biology of Candida Albicans. I aim to determine the role of novel factors involved in assembly and maintenance of the unique CENP-A-based chromatin structure at human centromeres.

João Mata, Lab manager & tech

Example content image I keep the lab running and am the master of human somatic cell genome editing.






Former Members

Gone but not forgotton!

Dragan Stajic

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Current position:

Postdoc with Isabel Gordo, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal


Ana Stankovic

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Current position:

Postdoc with Sebastian Jessberger, University of Zurich



Ruben Abreu

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Current position:

PhD student with Markus Landthaler, MDC Berlin



Dani Bodor

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Current position:

Postdoc with Ewa Paluch, UCL, London.



Maximiliano De Napoli

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Current position:

MaterCell, Argentina.




Mariluz Gomez

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Current position:

Researcher at Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia


Ana Filipa David

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Current position:

PhD Student with Daniel Gerlich, IMBA Vienna.



Luis Valente

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Current position:

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)



Mariana Silva

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Current position:

Postdoc with Jan-Michael Peters, IMP Vienna.



Nuno Martins

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Current position:

Postdoc with Ting Wu, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Lab Pics

Azores joint lab retreat with Oliveira Lab, June 2018

Xmas dinner 2017

Ana Stankovic defends her PhD! April 2017

Sam East ends his internship, October 2016

was great to have you with us!

Ana Stankovic and her colleagues, March 2016

a race against the cell cycle clock, harvesting 5 billion cells from a 100 plates. Way to go!

Joint lab retreat with Reto Gassmann´s lab in the Douro valley, April 2015

The lab in December 2014

November 18th, 2013.
Mariluz defends her PhD!

November 5th, 2013
Ana Filipa defends her Master´s thesis at the University of Lisbon

October 2013
Joint lab retreat with Patrick Heun´s lab at Zmar, Alentejo, Portugal

January 2011, Annual report photo shoot

World cup 2010

The Lab in December 2009

August 20th, 2009. Respect for chickens day (ask Mariana)

August 2009

April 2009

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Dragan is now Dr.Dragan! March 2018

The lab, December 2017

Last day of Danica´s summer internship, September 2017

Lab day out at Tomar, July 2016

September 2013

The lab during the visit of Phuc Hoang, summer student from Oxford Universiy (3rd from right)

The lab in March 2013.

July 2012

High school teachers receiving a crash course in cell biology

July 2012. Hup Holland! It didn´t help ...

June 2012
Zuza and Diego helping out in the lab

June 2012
Zuza and Diego helping out in the lab

April 2012
Mariana´s PhD defense

August 2011
Lost in Colares