Our Team

PD Dr. Arijit Biswas

Group Leader

Arijit is one of the most passionate among us when it comes to structural analyses, and hence is the driving force of the group. Amongst us, he has professional expertise in computational biology, he manages the in-silico work-flow. He has secured his PhD from AIIMS, New Delhi-India, and joined IHT-Bonn as a postdoctoral fellow in 2008. After his academic habilitation in 2015, he presently holds the position of Staff Scientist (Sr.) in the IHT-Bonn. Arijit loves watching movies and playing Cricket.!

Contact: arijit.biswas@ukbonn.de

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Oldenburg

Head and Director, Institute of Experimental Hematology and Transfusion Medicine

Prof. Johannes Oldenburg, is a world renowned hematologist and Scientist. He currently serves as the Director of the institute of Experimental Hematology and Transfusion medicine. His energy, passion and good-to-go attitude keeps everyone motivated and focused. He has been solely responsible for providing state-of-art infrastructure at the institute, and we feel privileged to work under his tutelage, that led us to evolve as the Biswas lab in IHT-Bonn. His Research focusses on of blood coagulation factors (focus in haemophilia), vitamin K pathway (Genetics of VKCFD2 phenotype, discovery of VKORC1). Over years, he has presided a several global congresses such as ISTH, GTH etc. We thank and acknowledge him for his endless support.

Contact: johannes.oldenburg@ukbonn.de

Dr. Sneha Singh

Postdoctoral researcher

Dr. Sneha Singh joined our group in 2014 as a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Oldenburg and the direct mentorship of Dr. Biswas. During her PhD, she worked on structural characterization of the coagulation FXIII complex which not just yielded her a PhD degree with the highest possible score (0.0 with excellence), but also gave a competitive advantage to our group as a whole showing our stronghold in biochemistry. She is trained at the MPI Biophysics, CAESER Bonn and is in close collaboration with Prof Imhof (Pharmacy Institute), all these years. Continuing with us as a postdoc with her proven track record of funding procurement via state (DFG) and third-party fundings (GTH, HHS, etc), for her own position and projects, she is presently working on networking of FXIII and Fibrinogen. We wish her all the best in her plans and future endeavors.

Contact: Sneha.Singh@ukbonn.de

Haroon Javed, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student

Haroon has joined the Arijit Biswas lab in 2020, under a DFG program. He is presently working on the structure-functional characterization of FXIII-A and FXIII-B subunit missense mutations, looking deeply at the impact of mild FXIII deficiency among humans. Coming as a cell-biologist, he is now slowly transforming into an RDT specialist here. His hobbies are playing squash, which keeps him fit, alert and consumed, just like his thesis!

Contact:haroon.javed@ukbonn.de

 

Samhitha Urs R, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student

Samhitha has joined the Arijit Biswas lab in 2020. She is presently working on the structural characterization of the FVIII B-domain. She has a strong background in protein structural biochemistry. An ardent learner who is developing dry-lab and wet-lab skills at the same time now, along the course of her Ph.D. Additionally, she has learned and mastered Indian Classical-Carnatic vocal music.

Contact: samhitha_urs.ramaraje_urs@ukbonn.de

 

Md Mubassherul Islam, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Student

Mubassher is a computational biologist from his previous training, studies, and experiences. He has finished his masters from the University of Bonn and joined Arijit Biswas’s lab in 2022. He has a strong background in Structural Bioinformatics. He is currently working on the structural modeling of Factor XIII protein, structural modification of drug-like molecules, docking, virtual screening, MD simulations, and analysis of cryo-electronic data, etc. using different software, programming languages, and simulation tools. His hobbies are traveling, video editing, and model car collection.

Contact: MD.Islam@ukbonn.de

 

Dr. Amit Sharma, PhD

Guest Scientist

Dr. Amit is a very experienced scientist has joined Arijit Biswas’s lab in 2022 as a Guest Scientist. He has finished his Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral research at the All India Institute Of Medical Science and currently also working in the same institute as a Research Associate. He has a strong background in Hematology. His specific specialized interest of work is in hemostasis, thrombosis, molecular genetics and diagnostic, platelet function defects.

Contact: sharmaaiims@gmail.com

 

Previous members

Dr. rer. nat. Anne Thomas

Presently working as Clinical research Associate at the IQVIA, Germany. Dr Thomas worked in the Biswas lab for her Ph.D, characterization of FXIII missense mutations, establishing the role and burden of mild FXIII deficiency.

We wish her all the best for her future endeavors

Dr. Biol. Mohd. Suhail Akhter

Presently appointed as Assistant Prof. at the Jizan University, Saudi Arabia. Dr Akter worked in the Biswas lab for 3 years towards characterization of FXIII-B subunit sushi domains.

We wish him all the best for his future endeavors

Ms Nadia Mir-Montazeri

Presently working in as a medical intern in Bern. Ms Montazeri worked in Biswas lab for 1 year, helping towards WFH-CRGP study, aimed towards FXIII behavior among German population.

We wish her all the best for her future endeavors

Ms Sophie Lyonga

Presently working at the ZotzKlimas-Düsseldorf. Ms Lyonga served at the Biswas lab as an MTA keeping everything in order and the best of shape. We are always thankful to her for her dedication towards work.

We wish her all the best for her future endeavors