Andreas Pichlmair

Andreas Pichlmair

The main focus of my laboratory lies in the interaction between viral pathogens and their hosts. We are using a combination of systems biology and hypothesis-driven approaches to understand on a functional and mechanistic basis which proteins and pathways are involved in the host’s antiviral defense. A particular research focus lies in interactions between viral nucleic acids or viral proteins with cellular factors as well as the organization of a general antiviral response mastered by the innate immune system.

I studied Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and performed my doctoral thesis (DVM, 2004) at the Institute of Virology of the University of Freiburg (Prof. Otto Haller). Thereafter I joined the Cancer Research UK (LRI – now Francis-Crick Institute) (Prof. Caetano Reis e Sousa) for a PhD (finished 2008) followed by a post-doc at the Center for Molecular Medicine (Prof. Giulio Superti-Furga). In 2011, I established my own laboratory at the Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry (Munich, Germany) that moved to the Institute of Virology at the Technical University Munich in 2017.
Line Lykke Andersen

Line Lykke Andersen

PhD Student

Aleksandra Babnis

PhD Student
Robert Baier

Robert Baier

Technical Assistant
Valter Bergant

Valter Bergant

PhD Student

Quirin Emslander

PhD Student

Dorsa Farhadnia

PhD Student
Virginie Girault

Virginie Girault

PhD Student

Vincent Grass

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Sabri Hamad

Data Scientist

Alexander Herrmann

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Yiqi Huang

PhD Student

Karsten Krey

PhD Student

Susanne Maidl

Technician

Lila Oubraham

Lab Manager

Antonio Piras

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Lara Rheinemann

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Andreas Risch

Master Student
Alexey Stukalov

Alexey Stukalov

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Christian Urban

Christian Urban

PhD Student

Melissa Verin

Data Scientist

Jyoti Vishwakarma

PhD Student

Anqi Wang

PhD Student

Alumni

  • Teresa Lavacca (Germany, Master student), now PhD student at Ralf Bartenschlager’s lab, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
  • Friederike Pennemann (Germany, PhD), now Risk Assessor at RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands
  • Darya Haas (Belarus, Post-Doc), now Scientist Vaccine Generation at Bavarian Nordic
  • Pietro Scaturro (Italy, Post-Doc), now Junior Research Group Leader at Heinrich Pette Institute, Hamburg
  • Beatrice Laudenbach (Germany, Post-Doc), now Scientist at Coriolis Pharma Research GmbH, Munich
  • Anna Gebhardt (Germany, Post-Doc), now Scientist at Coriolis Pharma Research GmbH, Munich
  • Arno Meiler (Germany, PhD)
  • Philipp Hubel (Germany, PhD), now Research Fellow at the Core Facility Hohenheim, Universität Hohenheim
  • Cathleen Holze (Germany, Post-Doc), now Trainee at Boehringer Ingelheim, Biberach
  • Angelika Mann (Germany, Lab Manager), now Research Technician at DKFZ, Heidelberg
  • Matthias Habjan (Austria, Post-Doc), now Research Scientist at Bavarian Nordic, Munich