The Team

Matthias J. Feige, Principal Investigator

Matthias Feige studied Biochemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) and the Technische Universität München (TUM), where he obtained his PhD in biochemistry. As a postdoctoral fellow at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, USA, he expanded his research towards cell biology. In 2014 Matthias Feige was appointed as a Rudolf Mößbauer Tenure Track Professor at the TUM-IAS and now heads the laboratory for Cellular Protein Biochemistry at the TUM Department of Chemistry (cv).

Stephanie Müller, PhD student

Stephanie Müller obtained her BSc in Biomedical Science at the Philipps-Universität Marburg and pursued her Master studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Universität Basel and Université de Strasbourg. During her Master thesis at NEB, she worked in the group of Peter Weigele, PhD on novel phage enzymes. Stephanie joined the lab in May 2015 to work on the folding and quality control of IL-12 cytokines. email: ste.mueller(at)

Susanne Reitberger, PhD student

Susanne Reitberger studied Biochemistry at the Technische Universität München (TUM). During her Master thesis under the guidance of Prof. Aymelt Itzen, she worked on the characterization of a newly identified Legionella pneumophila effector. In June 2015 Susanne started her PhD in the CPB lab, focusing on the folding and quality control of IL-12 cytokines. email: susanne.reitberger(at)

Yonatan Mideksa, PhD student

Yonatan Mideksa obtained his BSc in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the Jacobs University Bremen and continued his MSc studies at the Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. During his Master thesis Yonatan worked in the laboratory of Prof. Daniel Abankwa on the signaling mechanisms of small GTPases. In January 2016 Yonatan joined the CPB lab to study the folding of IL12 cytokines. email: yonatan.mideksa(at)

Joao Coelho, PhD student

Joao Coelho studied Biochemistry at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. As a Fundacao Amadeu Dias fellow and during his Master thesis, both under the supervision of Prof. Carlos Farinha, Joao has worked on the biogenesis and disease mechanisms of CFTR. In January 2016 Joao joined the CPB lab to study quality control mechanisms of integral membrane proteins. email: joao.coelho(at)

Nicolas Blömeke, PhD student

Nicolas Blömeke obtained his BSc in Biotechnology at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and continued his studies in Biochemistry at the TUM. During his Master thesis in the group of Stefan Jentsch at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Nicolas was working on repair mechanisms of DNA-protein crosslinks. In October 2016 Nicolas joined the CPB lab to study quality control mechanisms of integral membrane proteins. email: nicolas.bloemeke(at)

Beat Thippayajan, lab technician

Beat Thippayajan obtained her education as a chemical laboratory assistant at the TUM covering a broad background from analytical chemistry to protein biochemistry. In January 2016 Beat joined the CPB lab to support our work on interleukins and integral membrane proteins. email: beat.thippayajan(at)