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Amin ArdestaniAmin Ardestani, PhD (junior group leader)


  • March 2013, graduation of the thesis: "Targeting beta-cell apoptosis in
    diabetes: The role of mammalian
    Sterile Kinase 1 (MST1)", grade: summa cum laude
  • June 2008-March 2013 PhD at the Islet Biology Laboratory, Centre for Biomolecular Interactions, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • Oct 2004-Sep 2007. M.Sc. Degree of Science in Biochemistry, Institute of biochemistry and biophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Oct 2000-Oct 2004. Bachelors of Science in Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tarbeiat moalem, Tehran, Iran.


2004- Ranked 3th in Biochemistry among up to 7200 participants In the                                                National Exam for Entering Nationwide M.Sc Programs in Biochemistry.

2004- Ranked 3th in Clinical Biochemistry among up to 12000 participants in the National Exam for Entering Nationwide M.Sc. Programs in Clinical Biochemistry.

2007- Razi award for young scientists at the 9th Iranian Congress of Biochemistry & the 2nd International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Shiraz-Iran.

2008- Young scientist award at the 8th FEBS-IUBMB YOUNG SCIENTISTS FORUM in the the 33rd FEBS CONGRESS & 11th IUBMB CONFERENCE. Athens, Greece.

2008- Student prize, University of Tehran, Iran.

2013- Young scientist  at 1st DZD Diabetes Research School. Barcelona, Spain.

2014- BREMER STUDIENPREIS FÜR DIE BESTE DISSERTATION 2013 (Sonderpreis Rotary Club Bremen-Roland), see http://www.uni-bremen.de/aktuelle-meldungen/einzelanzeige/article/bremer-studienpreis-2013-verliehen.html?cHash=993de65774a6556cee0e343ccef461d7.

2014- Förderpreis, German Diabetes Society (DDG).


Preservation of PDX-1, a critical β-cell transcription factor, to maintain β-cell function and survival in type 2 diabetes.

MST1, a master regulator of beta-cell survival in diabetes.

The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) in the β-cell (supervision of Kanaka Durga Devi Gorrepati, PhD student).

New targets for β-cell-directed therapy in diabetes (supervision of Karthika Annamalai, PhD student).

Mammalian Hippo signaling in the β-cell: physiology and patho-physiology (supervision of Ting Yuan, PhD student).

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 00:07