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Research Technicians

Claudia Stroh

Claudia Stroh is born 1981 in Karlsruhe. She is a technican and works since 2003 in the University Hospital Heidelberg.

Verena Kamuf-Schenk

She is a technician and joined our team in 2015.

Sophia Siegmund (Trainee)


Aga Górska

Aga Górska studied Biotechnology at University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Poland where she specialized in Molecular Diagnostics. During her Master program she was investigating the RNA structure and function of Hepatitis C Virus IRES element.

In 2014 she obtained her PhD in Chemical Sciences in the field of Biochemistry from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. She performed her thesis work in the Department of RNA Biochemistry under supervission of Professor Jerzy Ciesiołka. Her PhD research concerned translation mechanisms of the main tumor suppressor p53.

In 2016 she joined Dr. Mirko Völkers group as a post-doctoral researcher. Here, she is studying gene expression regulation at transcriptional and translational level in the context of physiological and pathological cardiac hypertrophy. She is also interested in the role and mechanism of PRAS40 synthesis.

Master Studenten

Ellen Malovrh

Ellen Malovrh is a second-year master student of Molecular and Cell Biology at University of Heidelberg.


She joined the lab of Dr. Völkers in the beginning of 2017 and is currently working on her master’s thesis. She is particularly interested in the discovery and characterization of small open reading frames in the context of pathological heart hypertrophy.