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I joined the MRC Toxicology Unit in February 2020 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Van de Pette programme.
I completed my PhD at the Leibniz-Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, my undergraduate degree at the University of Göttingen and postgraduate MSC program in Medical Biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen.


Research interests:

As part of the Van de Pette program, I study links between developmental exposure to environmental and pharmacological agents, and their impact on the embryonic and post-natal epigenome. Furthermore, I use my experience in structural biology to advance projects that rely on data mining approaches to integrate and model structural, genomic and disease-related contexts of RNA-binding proteins.



Key publications: 

Wallmann A, Kesten C. (2020) Common Functions of Disordered Proteins across Evolutionary Distant Organisms, Int. J. Mol. Sci., 21(6), 2105.
Kesten C*, Wallmann A*, Schneider R, McFarlane HE, Diehl A, Khan GA, van Rossum BJ, Lampugnani E, Cremer N, Schmieder P, Ford KL, Seiter F, Heazlewood JL, Rodriguez C, Oschkinat H. & Persson S. (2019) The companion of cellulose synthase 1 confers salt tolerance through a Tau-like mechanism in plants, Nature Communications, 10(1), 857.
* These authors contributed equally
Pellegrini E, Desfosses A, Wallmann A, Schulze WM, Rehbein K, Mas P, Signor L, Gaudon S, Zenkeviciute G, Hons M, Malet H, Gutsche I, Sachse C, Schoehn G, Oschkinat H & Cusack S. (2018) RIP2 filament formation is required for NOD2 dependent NF-κB signaling, Nature Communications, 9(1), 4043.

MRC Postdoctoral Fellow

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