Group members

Yury Bykov - Junior-Prof.

building 13/room 441
Tel.: +49 (0)631-205-2885    Email:yury.bykov[at]

Simone Adkins -Secretary's office
Room: 13-447
Tel.: +49 (0)631-205-2490   Email:adkins[at]

Office hours: Monday - Friday from 08.00 - 11.30 am

Aleksandr Kirillov - PhD Student

Aleksandr is measuring how much time mitochondrial precursor proteins spend in the cytosol before they are imported. He is interested to find out how this timing is determined and what happens with precursors that hang around in the cytosol for a long time. Aleks uses novel and established ways to detect transient protein-protein interactions to find the factors that regulate cytosolic fate of mitochondrial precursor proteins. 

Tel.: +49 (0)631-205-2409 Room: 13-451  Email:aleksandr.kirillov[at]

Gülsah Göktas - Master Student

Gülsah is developing a reporter to measure the number of ribosomes in the proximity of mitochondrial membrane in living cells. Does this number change in different growth conditions, or cells keep it stable? What happens if the number of ribosomes on the outer membrane is perturbed? What are the translation quality control factors next to the outer membrane? These are some of the interesting questions she tries to answer using different reporters.

Tel.: +49 (0)631-205-4750   Email:goektas[at]   Room: 13-474

Former Students

Selime Ayvaz - Bsc Student

Nikita Kvasov - Msc Student

Yana Pirrotte - Msc Student

Celina Nauerz - Msc Student

Johanna Arnold - Msc Student