Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984 – 1991
    Studium der Biologie (Diplom) an der Universität Bielefeld

  • 1991
    Undergraduate Student in Tumorbiologie am Deutschen Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg

  • 1991 – 1995
    Promotion am Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie der Universität Heidelberg

  • 1995 – 1996
    Postdoc an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • 1996
    Postdoc an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

  • 1996 – 2001
    Wissenschaftliche Assistentin an der LMU München

  • 2001 – 2007
    Junior-Gruppenleiterin (Gruppe gegründet von der VolkswagenStiftung) an der LMU München

  • Seit 2007
    Forschungsgruppen- und Teamleiterin am Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnologie (IBN), Singapur

Selected publications

  • Li, Y. et al.: Effects of Quantum Dots on Different Renal Proximal Tubule Cell Models and on Gel-Free Renal Tubules Generated In Vitro. In: Nanotoxicology, in press.

  • Ni, M. et al.: Characterization of Membrane Materials and Membrane Coatings for Bioreactor Units of Bioartificial Kidneys. In: Biomaterials 32, 2011. S. 1465-1476.

  • Zhang, H. et al.: Generation of Easily Accessible Human Kidney Tubules on Two-Dimensional Surfaces. In: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, DOI: 10.1111/j.1582-4934.2010.01113.x.

  • Fedorova, E., Zink, D.: Nuclear Genome Organization: Common Themes and Individual Patterns. In: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 19(2), 2009. S. 166-171.

  • Zhang, H. et al.: The Impact of Extracellular Matrix Coatings on the Performance of Human Renal Cells Applied in Bioartificial Kidneys. In: Biomaterials 30(15), 2009. S. 2899-2911.

  • Luco, R.F. et al.: Targeted Deficiency of the Transcriptional Activator Hnf1alpha Alters Subnuclear Positioning of its Genomic Targets. In: PLoS Genet. 4(5), 2008. e1000079.

  • Martin, C. et al.: Genome Restructuring in Mouse Embryos During Reprogramming and Early Development. In: Developmental Biology 292(2), 2006. S. 317-332. See also comment "Assume the Position" in: Nature 440, Research Highlights 2006. S. 973.

  • Zink, D., Fischer, A.H., Nickerson, J.A.: Nuclear Structure in Cancer Cells. In: Nature Reviews Cancer 4, 2004. S. 677-687.

  • Zink, D. et a.: Transcription-Dependent Spatial Arrangements of CFTR and Adjacent Genes in Human Cell Nuclei. In: Journal of Cell Biology 166(6), 2004. S. 815-825. See also comment "Hitched Genes Still Independent" in Journal of Cell Biology 166(6), 2004. S. 716.

  • Akhtar, A., Zink, D., Becker, P.: Chromodomains are Protein-RNA Interaction Modules. In: Nature 407, 2000. S. 405-409.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Bioartifizielle Niere

  • Menschliche Gewebemodelle für In-vitro-Toxikologie und Nanotoxikologie

  • Charakterisierung von Zell-Substrat-Interaktionen und Entwicklung vollsynthetischer Substrate für menschliche Zellen

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Science Judge, National Science Challenge, Singapur, 2010

  • Expert Reviewer Panel Member, European Commission, 2005 und 2006

  • Mitglied im Leitungsgremium des Department Biologie II, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 2002 – 2007

  • Auswahlkommission, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1996 – 2007

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Verheiratet, ein Kind


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