Our lab members

Principal Investigator

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Natalia Kononenko CECAD

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Natalia Kononenko



Center for Physiology and Pathophysiology & CECAD Research Center,
University of Cologne,
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

D-50931 Cologne

Senior Scientist


Melina Overhoff CECAD

Melina Overhoff



Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
D-50931 Cologne

PhD students

Santiago Camblor Perujo CECAD

Santiago Camblor Perujo

+49 221 478 84312


Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26

50931 Cologne

Janine Tutas CECAD

Janine Tutas

+49 221 478 84310


Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26
D-50931 Cologne


Mohamed Hamed


Now PhD student at Institute of Biochemistry, Göttingen University

Paß Thomas

+49 221 478 84310


Now PhD student at the University of Cologne

Shadi Albasset

now PhD student at University Hospital Heidelberg

Julia Racho

Now PhD student at the University of Cologne

Bilge Büyükdemirtaş


Now PhD student at Wesleyan University, USA

Albert Negrete CECAD

Albert Negrete

+49 221 478 84312


Now postdoctoral researcher at Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Sujoy Bera CECAD

Dr. Sujoy Bera

+49 221 478 84310


Now the researcher at School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr. Elodie De Bruyckere CECAD

Dr. Elodie De Bruyckere



Now scientific support specialist at Lonza Cologne GmbH

Hanna Küpper CECAD

Hanna Küpper

CECAD Research Center
University of Cologne

Group photo of all attendents from our latest organized conference, EMBO Workshop: Autophagy in Brain Health and Disease in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain 11-14 May 2022.

Congradtulations to Dr. Melina Overhoff!

Our lab activities

Lab Retreat in Köln, 2021

Lab Retreat in Liège, 2019

Lab Retreat in Aachen 2018

Lab Retreat in Münster 2017

2017 Spring Lab BBQ!

Upcoming Events

Past Events


Lab Retreat in Aachen, the 7th of December!

CECAD Xmas party, the 14th of December!


CECAD Xmas party, the 20th of December!

Lab Retreat in Münster, the 15th of December!

CECAD Summer party, 1st of July!

Spring  lab BBQ, 1st of April!


Summer lab BBQ party, 9th of July!

Xmas party in CECAD, 29th of November!