- City/country of origin
- Braunschweig, Germany
- Scuba diving and photography (both in the water and on land), traveling, reading, admiring all the beautiful Japanese tea pots in the shops and I can’t wait to explore more of Tokyo and Japan.
- Places You Like
- Scotland, South of France and Italy, Thailand, New Zealand and JAPAN!
- Where for a big vacation
- Exploring as much of Japan as possible! (and visiting families and friends in Germany and England)
- What are your strong points?
- I guess I don’t give up easily and am very organised.
- What are people in the lab doing?
- Operating lots of fancy machines, going for lunch in the cafeteria, discussing science, getting a snack from around the corner… having a good time!
- What was surprising about the suga lab
- How many people there are in the group, how many different labs there are and the incredible amount of equipment! ☺
- Original motivation towards science?
- Probably the first microscope I got during my childhood - and the desire to contribute to a better world.
- A few words for future lab mates
- Be prepared to ask lots of questions and it would be useful to know a little Japanese too! Everyone here is very friendly though, so no worries there.
- Science is ……
- exciting, sometimes frustrating, but rewarding in most cases in the end. Just keep going!
- JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tokyo
- PhD in Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, Supervisors: Prof. David Spring and Dr. James Brenton
- MChem (Hons) Lincoln College, University of Oxford, Masters project with Dr. Jonathan Burton
- "Development of Cell-Permeable, Non-Helical Constrained Peptides to Target a Key Protein-Protein Interaction in Ovarian Cancer."
- M.M. Wiedmann; Y.S. Tan; Y. Wu; S. Aibara; W. Xu; H.F. Sore; C.S. Verma; L. Itzhaki; M. Stewart; J.D. Brenton; D.R. Spring
- Angewandte Chemie, (2016)
- "Structural and calorimetric studies demonstrate that the hepatocyte nuclear factor 1beta (HNF1beta) transcription factor is imported into the nucleus via a monopartite NLS sequence."
- M.M. Wiedmann; S. Aibara; D.R. Spring; M. Stewart; J.D. Brenton
- Journal of structural biology, 195, 273-281 (2016)
- E-mail… mmw@(@以下はchem.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp)