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April 15, 2024

Dr. Stephanie Neumann Wins Award for Good Teaching

Dr. Stephanie Neumann wins this year's award for good teaching. She was rewarded for her outstanding dedication as a lecturer in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Augsburg. Bavarian minister of science and art Markus Blume presented the price which is awarded annually.

Feb. 7, 2024

New position paper on vesicle research released

The new position paper on the minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles (MISEV) has been released. Our team member Konxhe Kulaj has made valuable contributions to the position paper as part of the MISEV Consortium. https://isevjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jev2.12404

Jan. 26, 2024

Doctorate successfully completed

Congratulations! Dr. rer. nat. Konxhe Kulaj has successfully defended her doctoral thesis "Adipocyte-derived Extracellular Vesicles in Metabolic Disease: Regulators of Insulin Secretion with Diagnostic Potential". Her research demonstrated that extracellular vesicles can enhance insulin secretion by delivering specific proteins to pancreatic beta cells. Additionally, her findings emphasize the promising role of these vesicles as diagnostic tools for metabolic diseases.

Jan. 24, 2024

Publication Award of the Faculty of Medicine

We are delighted to receive the 2023 Publication Award of the Faculty of Medicine! Our publication "Adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles increase insulin secretion through transport of insulinotropic protein cargo" was published in Nature Communications in February 2023 and investigates the influence of extracellular vesicles from adipose tissue on pancreatic insulin secretion.

Oct. 24, 2023

Invitation for a plenary talk at the MOVE international EV conference

Fantastic news! Our dedicated PhD student, Konxhe Kulaj, has been selected by the MOVE (MObility for Vesicles research in Europe) Consortium to give a plenary talk at their annual conference in Malaga. This presents a great opportunity for her to discuss her research with international experts in the field of extracellular vesicles.

Sept. 30, 2023

DZD international Research School

We take pride in the accomplishment of our PhD student, Sneha Prakash, who earned the opportunity to participate in the international Diabetes Research School organized by the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) in Hamburg. She presented her research project on diabetic nephropathy through a poster presentation addressing queries from esteemed experts in the field.

Feb. 1, 2023

Doctoral examination successfully passed

Hats off to Dr. rer. nat. Michaela Bauer for the successful defense of her doctoral thesis "The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Metabolic Diseases." Her research centered on the characterisation of extracellular vesicles from adipocytes, studying their changes in obesity, and understanding their impact on metabolically active cells, especially pancreatic islet cells.

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Student jobs available

We are looking for highly motivated students (m/f/d) to join our team in Garching near Munich as soon as possible. You will support our ongoing projects by technically and indepently carry out biochemical and molecular biological experients. Payment is per hour according to the legal minimum wage.


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Bachelor or Master studentships

We constantly offer bachelor or master theses within our research focus on intramembrane proteases. Starting dates are flexible as we have a variety of ongoing projects. Please contact us in case of interest.



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Until the completion of the new ITM research building at the Medical Campus of the University of Augsburg (progress and live camera) the chair currently uses state-of-the-art laboratories at the Business Campus in Garching near Munich, as well as office spaces at Gutenbergstraße in Neusäß.


Visiting address laboratory (Business Campus Garching):

University of Augsburg

Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Parkring 11-13

85748 Garching near Munich


Visiting address administration:

University of Augsburg

Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Building A, ground floor

Gutenbergstraße 7

86356 Neusäß


Mailing address:

University of Augsburg

Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Universitätsstraße 2

89159 Augsburg

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