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Head of Junior Ressearch Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Redox Effects":


Dr. Sander Bekeschus

phone: +49 (0)3834 - 554 3948



Project Coordination ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Redox Effects":


Christin Siedler

phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3319



Post-Doc Junior Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Redox Effects":


Dr. Rajesh Gandhirajan

phone : +49 (0)3834 554 3941



PhD Students Junior Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma-Redox-Effekte":


Ramona Clemen

phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3929




Christina Wolff

phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3953




Sanjeev Sagwal Kumar
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3938

(PhD student in the project "ONKOTHER-H" about the Excellence Research Programme of the Land M-V, funded by European Social Fund (ESF)


Julia Berner

phone.: +49 (0)3834 5543905

julia.bernerinp-greifswaldde (PhD student in the project "ONKOTHER-H" about the Excellence Research Programme of the Land M-V, funded by European Social Fund (ESF)


Scientific employees ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Redox Effects"

Technicians Junior Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Redox Effects":


Felix Nießner

phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3813



Student assistants, bachelor students, master students, diploma students, interns:

  • Carolina Pfohl - Trainee
  • Jonas Pommering - Medical PhD Student
  • Kevin Arlt - Medical PhD Student
  • Lea Miebach - Medical PhD Student, Student assistant
  • Melissa Mühl - Student assistant

Alumni ZIK plasmatis "Plasma-Redox-Effekte":



  • Jamileh Nabizadeh




  • Grit Liebelt


PhD Students


  • Gabriella Pasqual Melo
  • Katrin Rödder
  • Juliane Moritz


Medical PhD Students


  • Aydar Khabipov (18 month)
  • Broder Poschkamp (18 month)
  • Can Pascal Wulf (6 month)
  • Chiara Spadola (12 month)
  • Clarissa Schütz (12 month)
  • Fabian Wilken (18 month)
  • Konstantin Klaffus (2 month)
  • Maria Segebarth (12 month)
  • Mareike Hermes (9 month)
  • Mikael Ispirjan (12 month)
  • Paul Kraus (6 month)
  • Sebastian Eisenmann (6 month)
  • Tita Meder (6 month)
  • Verena Ressel (12 month)


Master of Science Thesis


  • Pepijn Heirman
  • Maxi Lippert
  • Rebecca Gebbe
  • Sanjeev Sagwal
  • Vivian Kollrepp
  • Grit Liebelt


Bachelor of Science Thesis


  • Anne Müller
  • Broder Poschkamp
  • Dorothee Meyer
  • Jonas Menz
  • Kan-Kau Chow


Student Assistants


  • Amanda Heidecke
  • Anne Müller
  • Clara Arend
  • Dorothee Meyer
  • Eric Freund
  • Jana Hinze
  • Janik Brüggemeier
  • Jonas Menz
  • Kan-Kau Chow
  • Maxi Lippert
  • Mikael Ispirjan
  • Rebecca Gebbe
  • Yana Bodnar




  • Amanda Heidecke
  • Charlie Fricke
  • Josephine Plocke


Guest Scientists


  • Angela Privat Maldonado (University of Antwerp, Belgien)
  • Hager Mohamed (Drexel University, USA)
  • Mohamed Hefny (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland)
  • Sara Bernandes (State University of Londrina, Brasilien)
  • Vandana Miller (Drexel University, USA)
  • Pepijn Heirman (Research group PLASMANT, University of Antwerp, Belgien)

Head of Junior Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Liquid Effects":


Dr. Kristian Wende
Tel.: +49(0) 3834 554 3923

Project Coordination ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Liquid Effects":



Christin Siedler
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3319

Post-Docs Junior Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Liquid Effects":


Dr. Zahra Nasri

phone: +49(0) 3834 554  3936


Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry in 2013 from the University of Isfahan, Iran

Electrochemical procedures for investigation of reactive species dynamics at the plasma-liquid interface and the liquid bulk, interaction of ROS/RNS with lipids and proteins



Dr. Yang Yu
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3809


PhD in Biomolecular Sciences, University of Trento, Italy

Analytical characterization mainly by GC MS and NMR for products generated by cold atmospheric pressure plasma treatment, with the focus on green synthesis introducing singlet oxygen species.
Tyrosine kinase inhibitor screening (inhibitors library) optimization and assay establishment.



Dr. Mohsen Ahmadi

Tel.: +49(0) 3834 554 308


PhD on the synthesis of co-factors of molybdoenzymes at the University of Greifswald (2019).

He received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Bioinorganic Chemistry in 2019 on the chemical synthesis of active sites of molybdoenzymes (University of Greifswald). His current research interests concern the design, development, and implementation of artificial enzyme mimetic systems together with drug discovery regarding redox-related diseases.


PhD Students Junior Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Liquid Effects":


Johanna Striesow
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3831

Research focus: Identification of biomolecular modifications that are evoked by treatment of physical plasma and on the functional consequences that can arise on the cellular level as a result.
PhD thesis: Investigation of the effects of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species released by physical plasma treatment on lipids.



Sebastian Wenske
Tel.: +49(0) 3834 554 3881

PhD thesis/ resear focus: post-translational modifications (PTMs) of proteins and peptides, which are generated by cold physical plasma.
Processing, measurement and evaluation of protein samples and proteomics data sets using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC/MS, HPLC-MS) as well as their subsequent analysis and bioinformatic evaluation.


Student assistants, bachelor students, master students, diploma students, interns:


  • Seyedali Memari (student - Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM), structure prediction of protein oxidation products))
  • Larissa Busch (student - Bioinformatics & Statistics)
  • Nasrin Bagherzadeh (student - Epidermis models to study the penetration of plasma-generated ROS/RNS)
  • Nick Plathe (student - Data management and data analysis Multi-omics)
  • Paul Schulan (master student - On the role of ROS/RNS in tyrosine kinase-inhibitor interaction - enzyme activity assays and cell viability assays)
  • Laura Krüger (Master student - Non-enzymatic protein modifications by ROS/RNS from cold plasmas and their relevance to protein-protein interactions)
  • Lar Minkus (PhD student (med.) - Domagk Fellowship with topic "The role of oxidative post-translational modifications on structure and activity of wound-relevant proteins") - from October 2021

Alumni ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Liquid Effects":




  • Dr. Jan-Wilm Lackmann (now: Cluster of Excellence Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases, University of Cologne)
  • Dr. Helena Jablonowski


Technical Staff


  • Dana Sponholz


PhD Students


  • Giuliana Bruno (now: Max-Delbrück-Zentrum Berlin)


Medical PhD Students


  • Malte Löhning
  • Paula Marx
  • Thea Häusler
  • Nora Wieland


Master of Science Thesis


  • Niklas Langner
  • Lisa Jatsch
  • Johann Volzke
  • Merit Schürmann




  • Jonas Raspe
  • Joachim Kretschmer
  • Dorothea Hallier
  • Theodor Bleul
  • Renko Kensbrock
  • Pardis Fotovatfard
  • Lennart Pauls
  • Daniel Kiesewetter
  • Le My




  • Anna Dorsch
  • Robin Specht
  • Tobias Plehn
  • Hamed Mahdikia
  • Larissa Busch
  • Aileen Weide
  • Mohsen Ahmadi


Guest Scientists


  • Vandana Miller (Drexel University, USA)
  • Zeinab Karbakouhi (Omar-Shariff-Unibersität Teheran)
  • Kerstin Sgonina (Universität Kiel)
  • Ivana Sremacki (Universität Gent, Belgien)
  • Sara Pereira (New University Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Colum Breen (Loughborough University)
  • Simon Kim (Universität Greifswald)
  • Julian-Dario Rembe (Universität Witten-Herdecke/Universität Düsseldorf)
  • Alec Wright (Loughborough University)

Network Coordinator and Project Manager of ZIK "PlasMark":



Dr. Kristian Wende
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3923


Deputy Project Manager ZIK "PlasMark":



Dr. Sander Bekeschus
phone: +49 (0)3834 - 554 3948


Post-Docs ZIK "PlasMark":



Dr. Anke Schmidt
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3958

Agrotechnician, Dipl.-Ing. in Biotechnology (Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg), PhD in Biochemistry at FMP (Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology resp. awarded by TU Berlin), topic: Interactions of proteins of the blood-brain barrier.

Research focus in the project PlasMark: Molecular biological studies of plastic particle effects on human cells (in vitro models) as well as on murine organs and tissues (in vivo models; coordination of the biological work



Dr. Jan Schäfer

phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3838



Experimental Physicist in the Materials & Surfaces department at INP, Ph.D. at the University of Greifswald in plasma physics, Inventor of several plasma sources. Currently working on advanced microscopic methods of heterogeneous materials. Research focus: surface and material diagnostics, in particular, electron microscopy (SEM) and chemical analysis (EDX, IRRAS, ATR FTIR, XPS, IR-AFM).



Dr. Mehdi Ravandeh
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3922


Biophysical chemist - PhD thesis completed in the Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Group at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Greifswald, Germany.

Current research focus: interaction of biomolecules with nano-/microplastics and the influence of plastic aging on protein and lipid corona formation.


Dr. Fiona Mutter
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3943


PhD in Pharmacology, at the Medical Research Council Centre for Drug Safety Science, University of Liverpool.

Research focus in the PlasMark project: To identify potential adverse effects associated with acute and chronic exposure to plastic particles, such as the oxidative and genotoxic potential of particles using both in vitro and in vivo models.



Dr. Bruno Honnorat
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3965


PhD Students ZIK  "PlasMark":



Anna Dorsch
phone: +49(0) 3834 554 3828


Studied molecular medicine and human biology at the University of Greifswald.

PhD Aim: to understand the formation and interaction of a lipid corona around different types of plastic nanoparticles, the potential of the formation of lipid oxidation products in the corona as well as physiological effects on cellular lipidomics.

Head of Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Woundhealing":


Dr. Kai Masur
Tel.: +49 3834 - 554 3322

Technicians Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Woundhealing"::


Maxi Uecker

Tel.: +49(0) 38355 6686 2526




PhD Students Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Woundhealing":

Scientific Staff Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Woundhealing":

Head of Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Source Concepts":


Dr. Torsten Gerling
Tel.: +49(0) 3834 554 3852

Scientific Staff Research Group ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Source Concepts":


Laura Vilardell Scholten
Tel.: +49(0) 3834 554 3803

Technicians ZIK plasmatis "Plasma Source Concepts":


Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology

plasmatis – Plasma plus Cell
Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald

Phone: +49 3834 - 554 3319
Fax: +49 3834 - 554 301