Malaria 2: Frischknecht


Our team: (from left standing) front: Hirdesh Kumar (PhD student), Freddy Frischknecht (Group leader), Kartik Bane (PhD student, alumni), Konrad Beyer (PhD student)Madlen Konert (MSc student, alumna), mid: Miriam Ester (lab manager), Mirko Singer (PhD student), Dennis Klug (PhD student), Catherine Moreau (PhD student), Katharina Quadt (PhD student), Anna Battista (PhD student, AG Schwarz, alumna), Mendi Muthinja (PhD student), back: Noa Dahan (Postdoc, alumna), Ross Douglas (Postdoc), Gunnar Mair (visiting group leader), not in the picture: Jessica Kehrer (lab manager), Julia Sattler (Postdoc), Saskia Egartner (Postdoc), Benjamin Spreng (PhD student), Johanna Kratzer (MSc student), Hannah Fleckenstein (MSc Student), Rebekka Weber (MSc student), Henriette Prinz (MD), Julia Aktories (MD)



Job offers


We have currently open positions for medical doctoral students as well as master students. We always welcome PhD students and postdocs who bring their own funding. If you are interested in working in a highly interactive team within an interdisciplinary environment using reverse genetic approaches, state-of-the-art microscopy techniques and are not afraid of new challenges and biophysical methods, please send us your CV, 2 letter of recommendation and a one page statement of motivation within a single pdf. We usually have some vacancies for short term stays of a minimum of 6 weeks. For those send an informal enquiry to "fratsch(at)"




  • SFB1129:

  • Cell Networks:

  • Life cycle: 

  • Walt Disney’s classic “The winged scourge”:

  • BBC documentary on malaria (part 1 of 6)):

  • 2007 documentary:

  • "Dr. Seuss On Malaria: This is Ann"

             download pdf

  • Art and malaria:

  • Music and malaria:

<wbr>v=UIkA628zqsw (Stieber Twins-Malaria)


  • Others:

       Barcelona against Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes




       Baden-Württemberg promotional movie


       EMBL student symposia         


      The Hartmut Hoffmann-Berling International Graduate School (HBIGS)     


       The homepage for EMBL-Alumni



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October 2015: former PhD student among Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winners

Dr. Mikhail Kudryashev, former PhD student in the Frischknecht lab (2005-2009) is one of six winners of this year's Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. Congratulations!


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is granted to young exceptionally promising researchers from abroad in recognition of outstanding academic achievements.