We are always looking for motivated and talented students and interns. If you are interested in our group and want to join for an internship or a thesis project, please send an email to gsuperti@cemm.at with your CV and a letter of motivation.

If you are interested in joining our group for a PhD, please apply to the CeMM PhD programme: https://cemm.at/phd-program/

Master projects

Benedikt Neumayer, BSc

Studies “Pharmaceutical Sciences” at the University of Vienna, where he also completed his Bachelor. After working at a pharmacy compounding and dispensing medications he joined the Superti-Furga group for his Master Thesis. In the Superti-Furga-Lab his research focuses on the regulation and effects of the Hypusine Pathway. Thereby, Benedikt will be supervised by Patrick Essletzbichler.

Duration: July 2020 – February 2021

Ludwig Bauer, BSc

Studies Biochemistry at the Technical University Munich (Germany), where he also completed his Bachelor’s. During his Master’s he participated in iGEM, an international student competition in Synthetic Biology, as member of the joint team of both Munich universities. After internships at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego (USA) working on PROTACs and Roche in Basel (Switzerland) developing a LC-MS method for mAb quality control, he joined the Superti-Furga lab for his Master Thesis. His project focuses on characterizing protein-protein interactions involving transporters of the Solute Carrier family by MS-based proteomic approaches. Thereby, Ludwig will be co-supervised by Ariel Bensimon.

Duration: October 2019 - April 2020

LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/ludwig-bauer-727651153

Eva Meixner, BSc

Studies Bioinformatics at the University of Vienna and completed her Bachelor studies in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences, FH Campus Vienna. For her bachelor thesis she worked at Karolinska Institute in Sweden, studying the role of STAT3 in memory T-cells during infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In Superti-Furga lab she is trying to identify and annotate SLC co-regulatory modules, supervised by Vitaly Sedlyarov and Ulrich Goldmann.

Duration: February 2019 - February 2020

Nadine Tüchler, BSc

Studies “Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology” at the IMC UAS in Krems (Austria) where she also completed her Bachelor. For her bachelor thesis she worked at the King’s College London focusing on the investigation of genes in DRPLA (Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy) Drosophila models. After internships at the LBI for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology and the Medical University Vienna (Center of Pathobiochemistry and Genetics, Austria), she joined the Superti-Furga group for her Master thesis. Her research concentrates on studying genes influencing the expression of SLCs. Thereby, Nadine will be supervised by Ruth Eichner.

Duration: January 2018 - December 2018


Janette Pfneissl

Janette is currently finishing her Master in Molecular Medicine at the University of Vienna. Under the supervision of Andrea Casiraghi (Postdoc) and Adrijana Stefanovic (Technical Assistant), Janette joined the GSF lab to investigate genetic interactions of SLC proteins. Her daily lab routine includes CRISPR-Cas9 technology, FACS, microscopy and tissue culture in addition to general wet lab techniques.  

Duration: March 2021 – June 2021

Theresa Patsch

Theresa is a first-year medical student at the Medical University of Vienna, and she performs a summer internship with postdoc and MD Johannes Bigenzahn.

Duration: August 2020 – September 2020

Michael Hoskovec

Michael went to the high school “Höhere technische Bundeslehranstalt Wien Rennweg” (specializing on mechatronics) and joined the lab for a summer internship through the Studienstiftung of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). In the lab he was supervised by PhD student Ben Haladik, a bioinformatician, who is interested in using image analysis to identify drugs that help against leukemia. Michael assisted in basic cell culture experiments, he prepared specimen for imaging and image analysis, and he learned computational analysis of imaging data.

Duration: 27.07. - 07.08.2020

Lisa Daniel, BSc

Lisa is currently studying molecular biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences Campus Vienna. After internships at the University of Amsterdam, the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna and Boehringer Ingelheim RCV she joined the GSF lab at CeMM for one month to support the RESOLUTE strain construction team. She will be carrying out daily laboratory work including strain analysis on nucleic acid and protein level.

Duration: 07.01. - 31.01.2020

Alexandra Waldherr

Interested in science and programming, Alexandra Waldherr works on implementing a sorting approach for sequencing and genome annotation data together with Vitaly Sedlyarov. The work at CeMM allows Alex to improve her Python-programming skills, as well as getting familiar with data structures, syntax and modules typically used in computational biology. As a student of the HBLVA Rosensteingasse in Vienna, laboratory work is equally important for her: She gets the opportunity to help working on solute-carrier projects and is introduced to various laboratory methods by Patrick Essletzbichler.

Duration: 16.07.-27.07.2018

Ida Hipfinger & Teresa Horak

Ida and Teresa are students in their last year at HBLVA17 Rosensteingasse, a higher secondary technical and vocational school for chemical industry. Currently they are doing a five-week internship at the GSF-lab under the supervision of Ruth Eichner during which they work on a small project that will be part of their high school graduation. They are investigating a certain SLC protein and its regulatory mechanisms using laboratory techniques like the CRISPR-Cas9 technology, FACS, western blotting and tissue culture.

Duration: 02.07.-03.08.2018

Emilie von Einsiedel

Having finished her A-levels in Stuttgart in July 2017, she is currently doing a Gap Year to gain practical experience before starting her bachelor studies in biochemistry at ETH Zurich in autumn 2018. After several internships in hospitals in Germany and Switzerland, she is now getting insights during a four weeks internship at CeMM on daily laboratory work, like PCR, DNA extraction, microscopy, PAGE-gels and work in the tissue culture.

Duration: 22.01.-16.02.2018

Felix Czernilofsky

He is studying Medicine at Karl Landsteiner University in Krems in his 8th semester and is currently doing a one month internship working with Ruth Eichner and Tea Pemovska (Postdoctoral Fellows) on their solute carrier studies. During his time at the GSF lab he will gain insights into laboratory techniques like cell culture, immunoblots, PCR, DNA transfection and flow cytometry.

Duration: 04.09.-29.09.2017

Katharina Ledebur-Wicheln

She is studying Biophysics (Bachelor Studies) in her 3rd year at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. Currently she is doing a one month internship with us, working with Kai-Chun Li (Postdoc) on the solute carrier essentialome project. During her time with us, she will gain insights into the experimental day-to-day life and working with viruses. In addition, she is going to collect experiences in general laboratory techniques like tissue culture, DNA extraction, flow cytometry and PCR.

Duration: 04.09.-29.09.2017

Teresa Horak

She is student in her 4th year at HBLVA17 Rosensteingasse, a higher secondary technical and vocational school for chemical industry. Currently she is doing a one-month internship with us, during which she is working with Manuela Bruckner and Stefania Scorzoni (TAs) under the supervision of Manuele Rebsamen (PostDoc) on the solute carriers project. During this month with us, she will collect first experiences on general laboratory techniques like tissue culture, CRISPR-Cas9 technology, proteomic sample preparation, PCR, cloning, mice genotyping and western blotting.

Duration: 07.08.-01.09.2017

Alissa Freilinger

Studying Medicine at Medical University Vienna in her 2nd semester and at University of Applied Arts in her 4th semester. Currently she is doing a one month internship with us, working with Felix Kartnig (PhD Student) on high-content-high-throughput-microscopy and data analysis. During her time with us she will get insights into all steps of the experimental workflow; from sample preparation and tissue culture, via fixation, staining and imaging to the analysis, using CellProfiler and the programming language R.

Duration: 03.07.-01.08.2017

Luca Ploderer

Studying physics at the University of Vienna in his 4th semester (Bachelor Studies). Currently he is doing a one month internship at CeMM with us. He is working with Nikolaus Krall (PostDoctoral Fellow) on data analysis and the study of cell-to-cell-interactions. During his internship he will get an insight into general laboratory methods, cell staining, imaging and analyzing the extracted data through the programming language R.

Duration: 03.07.-31.07.2017

Desideria Marenzi

Studying Nutritional Sciences (Bachelor Studies) at Universität Wien, Faculty of Life Sciences in her last semester. Currently she is doing a one month internship with us, in which she is working with Mari Hashimoto (PostDoc) on her solute carrier studies. During her time with us, she will get an insight into general laboratory methods like Tissue culture, qPCR, RNA extraction, CRISPR and FACS.

Duration: 12.06.-14.07.2017

Bachelor projects