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Dr. rer. nat. Michaela-Rosemarie Hermann, MBA
Health Research & Biotechnology
Munich

Dr. rer. nat. Michaela-Rosemarie Hermann, MBA

Dr. rer. nat. Michaela-Rosemarie Hermann, MBA

Head of Unit (on parental leave)

Phone : +49 89 9901888-154
Email : hermann@bayfor.org

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Mikhail Antonkin (Antonkine), Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Health Research & Biotechnology
Nuremberg

Dr. Mikhail Antonkin (Antonkine), Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Dr. Mikhail Antonkin (Antonkine), Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Scientific Officer

  • Health research
  • Biotechnology

Phone : +49 911 50715-950
Email : antonkin@bayfor.org

Expertise

Curriculum vitae

Referee Duties

2018 (Jan.) – present
Evaluator, ERA.NET RUS Plus, Joint Funding Program of Russia and the European Union.

2016 (Apr.) – present
Expert, EUROSTARS-2 Joint Program for the benefit of R&D performing small and medium-sized enterprises, European Union.

2015 (May) – present
Independent Reviewer, Russian Science Foundation, Russia.

2012 (Nov.) – present
Independent Reviewer of the Polish National Science Foundation (Narodowe Centrum Nauki - NCN), Poland.

2011 (April) - present
Independent Evaluator of the Russian Mega-Grants, German Aerospace Center (DLR – Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) and New Eurasia Foundation, Russia. Fields of expertise: Biological Sciences, Medical Biotechnology, Industrial Biotechnology, Medical Engineering.

2011 (Feb.) – present
Independent Reviewer, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst).

Positions Held

2012 (Oct.) – present
Scientific Officer Department of Health Research & Biotechnology, Bavarian Research Alliance, Nuremberg, Germany.

2010 (July) – 2012 (Sept.)
Guest Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

2008 (April) – 2010 (June)
Senior Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

2006 (Jan.) – 2008 (Dec.)
Project Leader within the Collaborative Research Center 498. Department of Physics, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2004 (Oct.) – 2005 (Dec.)
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physics, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2001 (Oct.) – 2004 (Sept.)
Postdoctoral Associate, Max Planck Institute for Bioinorganic Chemistry, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

2001 (March-Sept.)
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

1996 (Aug.) – 2001 (March)
Graduate Student/Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

1995 (Aug.) – 1996 (Aug.)
Graduate Student/Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.

Education

July 2017
Innovation Manager (IHK), Nuremberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Germany.

July 2010 – May 2012
German language courses (the most advanced (C2) level successfully finished), Goethe-Institut and Volkshochschule, Düsseldorf, Germany.

March 2001
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Highest grade for the final examination (summa cum laude). Title of the Ph.D. dissertation: “PsaC subunit of photosystem I: electronic structure of iron-sulfur clusters and NMR solution structure.” Thesis available on-line at: http://etda.libraries.psu.edu/theses/approved/WorldWideIndex/ETD-60/index.html

June 1997
M.S. in Chemistry, Higher Chemistry College of the Russian Academy of Sciences, faculty of the D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, Russia. Highest grade for the final examination. Title of the M.S. Dissertation: “Isolation, purification and identification of NifS homologues, possible sulfur donors for an iron-sulfur cluster formation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. In vitro, NifS-mediated, iron-sulfur and iron-selenium cluster formation.”
The practical part of the work was done at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

July 1995
B.S. in Chemistry, Higher Chemistry College of the Russian Academy of Sciences, faculty of the D.I. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, Russia.

Publication List

2010
Kulon, K., Lubitz, W., Antonkine, M.L., "Modelling the Binding Site of a Linear [3Fe-4S] Cluster" 10th European Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference EUROBIC10. International Proceedings (Kessissoglou, D., Salifoglou, T. Eds.), Medimond s.r.l., Bologna, Italy, M622C0001, 39-42 (2010).
Niklas, J., Gopta, O., Epel, B., Lubitz, W., Antonkine, M.L., "Investigation of the Stationary and Transient A1•– Radical in Trp→Phe Mutants of Photosystem I" Appl. Magn. Res., 38, 187-203 (2010).

2009
Niklas, J., Epel, B., Antonkine, M.L., Pandelia, M.-E., Sinnecker, S., Lubitz, W., "Electronic Structure of the Quinone Radical Anion A1•– of Photosystem I Investigated by Advanced Pulse EPR and ENDOR Techniques" J. Chem. Phys. B, 113, 10367-10379 (2009).
Antonkine, M.L., Koay, M., Breitenstein, C., Epel, B., Gopta, O., Gärtner, W., Bill, E., Lubitz, W., "Synthesis and Characterization of De Novo Designed Peptides Modelling the Binding Sites of [4Fe-4S] Clusters in Photosystem I"  Biochim. Biophys. Acta. Bioenerg., 1787, 995-1008 (2009).

2008
Antonkine, M.L., Breitenstein, C., Epel, B., Gärtner, W., Bill, E., Lubitz, W., "De Novo Designed Peptides Modelling the Binding Sites of [4Fe-4S] Clusters in Photosystem I" In: Photosynthesis. Energy from the Sun: 14th International Congress on Photosynthesis (Allen, J.F., Gantt, E., Golbeck, J.H., Osmond, B. Eds.), Springer, 1263-1266 (2008).
Savitsky, A., Heinnickel, M., Khuzeeva, L., Antonkine, M.L., Möbius, K., Golbeck, J.H., "Characterization of Homodimeric Type I Reaction Center Cores from Heliobacterium modesticaldum by High-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" In: Photosynthesis. Energy from the Sun: 14th International Congress on Photosynthesis (Allen, J.F., Gantt, E., Golbeck, J.H., Osmond, B. Eds.), Springer, 65-68 (2008).
Koay, M., Antonkine, M.L., Gärtner, W., Lubitz, W. (review) "Modelling Low-Potential [Fe4S4] Clusters in Proteins" Chemistry & Biodiversity, 5, 1571-1586 (2008).
Krzystyniak, M., Shen, G., Golbeck J.H., Antonkine, M.L. "Investigation of Water Bound to Photosystem I with Multiquantum Filtered 17O Nuclear Magnetic Resonance" J. Chem. Phys., 128, 01450301-01450315 (2008).

2007
Antonkine, M.L., Maes, E.M., Czernuszewicz, R.S., Breitenstein, C., Bill, E., Falzone, C.J., Balasubramanian, R., Lubner, C., Bryant, D.A., Golbeck J.H., "Chemical Rescue of a Site-Modified Ligand to a [4Fe-4S] Cluster in PsaC, a Bacterial-Like Dicluster Ferredoxin Bound to Photosystem I" Biochim. Biophys. Acta. Bioenerg., 1767, 712-724 (2007).

2006
Epel, B., Niklas, J., Antonkine, M.L., Lubitz, W., "Absolute Signs of Hyperfine Coupling Constants as Determined by Pulse ENDOR of Polarized Radical Pairs” Appl. Magn. Res., 30, 311-327 (2006).
Antonkine, M.L., Golbeck, J.H., "Molecular Interactions of the Stromal Subunit PsaC with PsaA/PsaB Heterodimer" In: Photosystem I: The Light-Driven Plastocyanin: Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase (Golbeck, J.H. Ed.), In series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, (Govindjee Ed), Springer Verlag Heidelberg, Vol. 24, 79-98 (2006).

2004
Antonkine, M.L., Golbeck, J.H., "Photosystem I: FX, FA and FB Iron-Sulfur Clusters" In: Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (Lennarz, W.J., Lane, M.D, Eds), Elsevier Science, Vol. 3, 348-356 (2004). Golbeck, J.H., Antonkine, M.L., Stehlik, D., "Breaking Biological Symmetry in Membrane Proteins: How PsaC Evolved to Orient Asymmetrically on the Photosystem I Core” Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters, 9, 24-28 (2004).

2003
Antonkine, M.L., Jordan, P., Fromme, P., Krauß, N., Golbeck, J.H., Stehlik, D., "Assembly of Protein Subunits within the Stromal Ridge of Photosystem I. Structural Changes between Unbound and Sequentially PS I-Bound Polypeptides and Correlated Changes of the Magnetic Properties of the Terminal Iron Sulfur Clusters" J. Mol. Biol., 327, 671–697 (2003). This paper was featured on the journal cover.

2002
Shen, G., Antonkine, M.L., van der Est, A., Vassiliev, I.R., Brettel, K., Bittl, R., Zech S., Zhao, J., Stehlik, D., Bryant, D.A., Golbeck, J.H., "Assembly of Photosystem I. II. Rubredoxin is Required for the In Vivo Assembly of FX in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 as Shown by Optical and EPR Spectroscopy" J. Biol. Chem., 277, 20355-20366 (2002).
Shen, G., Zhao, J., Reimer, S.K., Antonkine, M.L., Cai, Q., Weiland, S.M., Golbeck, J.H., Bryant, D.A., "Assembly of Photosystem I. I. Inactivation of the rubA Gene Encoding a Membrane-Associated Rubredoxin in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 Causes a Loss of Photosystem I Activity" J. Biol. Chem., 277, 20343-20354 (2002).
Antonkine, M.L., Liu, G., Bentrop, D. Bryant, D.A., Bertini, I., Luchinat, C., Golbeck, J.H., Stehlik, D., "Solution Structure of the Unbound, Oxidized Photosystem I Subunit PsaC, Containing [4Fe-4S] Clusters FA and FB. A Conformational Change Occurs Upon Binding to Photosystem I" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 4, 461-472 (2002).

2001
Vassiliev, I.R., Antonkine, M.L., Golbeck J.H. (invited review) "Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Type I Reaction Centers." Biochim. Biophys. Acta. Bioenerg. (special issue on Photosystem I), 1507, 139-160 (2001).
Vassilieva, E.V., Antonkine, M.L., Zybailov, B.L., Yang, F., Jakobs, C., Golbeck, J.H., Bryant, D.A., "Electron Transfer May Occur in the Chlorosome Envelope: the CsmI and CsmJ Proteins of Chlorosomes are 2Fe-2S Ferredoxins" Biochemistry, 40, 464-473 (2001).
Stehlik, D., Antonkine, M. L., Golbeck, J. H., Jordan, P., Fromme, P., Krauss, N., "Assembly of PsaC Subunit within Stromal Ridge of Photosystem I Core. Comparison of PsaC Bound and Solution Structure", PS2001 Proceedings, 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis, Brisbane, CSIRO Publishing, ISBN 0643 06711 6, www.publish.csiro.au/issue/1342.htm

2000
Leartsakulpanich, U., Antonkine, M.L., Ferry, J.G., "Site-Specific Mutational Analysis of a Novel Cysteine Motif Proposed to Ligate the 4Fe-4S Cluster in the Iron-Sulfur Flavoprotein (Isf) of the Thermophilic Methanoarchaeon Methanosarcina thermophila" J. Bacteriol., 182, 5309-5316 (2000).
Antonkine, M.L., Bentrop, D., Bertini, I., Luchinat, C., Shen, G., Bryant, D.A., Stehlik, D., Golbeck, J.H., "Paramagnetic 1H NMR Spectroscopy of the Reduced, Unbound Photosystem I Subunit PsaC: Sequence-Specific Assignment of Contact-Shifted Resonances and Identification of Mixed- and Equal-Valence Fe-Fe Pairs in the [4Fe-4S] Centers FA– and FB–" J. Biol. Inorg. Chem., 5, 381-392 (2000).

1998
Shen, G., Antonkine, M.L., Vassiliev, I.R., Golbeck, J.H., Bryant, D.A., "A Rubredoxin-Like Protein Plays an Essential Role in Assembly of the FA, FB & FX Iron-Sulfur Clusters in Photosystem I", In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab, G. Ed.), Kluwer Academic publishers, The Netherlands, Vol. IV, 3147-3150 (1998).
Antonkine, M.L., Falzone, C., Hansen, A., Yang, F., Golbeck, J. H., "Chemical Rescue of Site-Modified Ligands to the Iron-Sulfur Clusters of PsaC in Photosystem I", In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab, G. Ed.) Kluwer Academic publishers, The Netherlands, Vol. I, 659-662 (1998).

Dr. rer. nat. Saskia Graf
Health Research & Biotechnology
Munich

Dr. rer. nat. Saskia Graf

Dr. rer. nat. Saskia Graf

Scientific Officer (on parental leave)

  • Health research
  • Biotechnology

Phone : +49 89 9901888-153
Email : graf@bayfor.org

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Dr. rer. nat. Leonie Kertess
Health Research & Biotechnology
Munich

Dr. rer. nat. Leonie Kertess

Dr. rer. nat. Leonie Kertess

Scientific Officer

Phone : +49 89 9901888-152
Email : kertess@bayfor.org

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Malin Buitenweg
Health Research & Biotechnology and Project Management
Munich

 Malin Buitenweg

Malin Buitenweg

Student assistant


Email : buitenweg@bayfor.org

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