Franca Vulinović
Franca Vulinović, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow and MD student
Phone number:+49 451 3101 8202

Current Position:

Postdoctoral fellow and MD student

Research focus:

Functional investigation of proteins causing movement disorders, mainly dystonia and Parkinson disease

Curriculum vitae


10/2006 –05/2009 Studies of Biology at the University of Oldenburg

09/2008 – 03/2009 Bachelor thesis; University of Oldenburg, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences in the group ‘Neurobiology’ (Prof. R. Weiler) supervised by apl. Prof. Dr. U. Janssen-Bienhold

10/2009 – 09/2011 Studies of Biomedicine at the Hanover Medical School

03/2011 – 10/2011 Master thesis; Hanover Medical School, Department of Neurology (Prof. R. Dengler) in the group ‘Neuroimmunology’ (Prof. M. Stangel)
„Einfluss von epo- und CNTF-mimetischen Peptiden auf die Proliferation und Differenzierung von Oligodendrozyten“

12/2011 - 12/2016 Doctoral thesis; University of Lübeck, Institute of Neurogenetics (Prof. C. Klein) „ Molecular characterization of DYT-TOR1A dystonia and TUBB4A-linked diseases “ PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)
10/2016 – present Studies of Medicine at the University of Lübeck

Scientific training:

09/2008 – 03/2009 Section of Neurobiology (University of Oldenburg), supervised by apl. Prof. Dr. U. Janssen-Bienhold

08/2010 – 10/2010 Department Gynaecology and Obstetrics in the group Biochemistry and Tumorbiology, supervised by Prof. Dr. R. Hass

03/2011 – 10/2011 Section of Neuroimmunology (Hannover Medical School), supervised by Prof.Dr.M.Stangel

12/2011 – present Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics (University of Lübeck), supervised by Prof. Dr. C. Klein

Genetics and functional studies of movement disorders


2012 Travel Grant from the Renate-Maaß-Foundation

2013 Travel Grant from the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

2015 Junior Research Award from the German Society of Neurogenetics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurogenetik, DGNG)

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