Doctoral research student Sabin-Christin Kornell, M.Sc.

Doctoral research student

Sabin-Christin Kornell (Germany, 1987)

M.Sc. in Biology [B.Sc. in Biology]

PhD project Reconstruction of ancient methylation maps in comparison to the ancient oral microbiome.
Research interests Epigenetics, ancient DNA, microbiome studies, forensic molecular biology, evolutionary biology.

Since January 2015
Member of the Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” at Kiel University.

October 2010 - March 2013
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel: Postgraduate studies Biology Main topics: Molecular Physiology & Developmental biology and Cell biology. Topic of the Master Thesis: Entwicklung eines Essays zur molekular-genetischen Abstammungs- und Identitätsanalyse bei der Familie der Equidae (Pferde).

October 2007 - September 2010
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel: Undergraduate studies Biology Degree: Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Biology Topic of the Bachelor Thesis: Untersuchung der funktionellen Bedeutung der NO-Synthase für die intestinale Immunabwehr der Frucht-fliege Drosophila melanogaster.

Work experience

May 2013 - December 2014
Research associate: University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Department of Internal Medicine I

  • Functional plasticity and epigenetic profiling of NKT cells.
  • Role of CD1d in colorectal cancer.
  • Phenotyping of lipidreactive TCR gamma delta cells.

October 2010 - September 2012
Research assistant: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Department of Zoophysiology

    Research topics:
  • The intestinal epithelium as a regulatory interface.
  • Nutrition, longevity and hormonal control.

August 2009 – September 2009 Veterinary practice Dr. Jan Behrend, Kiel
February 2012 - March 2012 Molecular Imaging North Competence Center, Kiel

    Research topic:
  • Establishing a reporter gene assay for monitoring glucocorticoid receptor signaling.

Selected publications

Lipid antigens in immunity, Biol Chem. 2014 Jan;395(1):61-81.