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Michael Teske

Michael Teske, M.Sc

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Meet Michael Teske, a passionate and talented researcher in gene regulation, pursuing his doctoral degree at the Institute of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich. Using cutting-edge techniques, including large-scale CRISPR screens and scRNA-seq, he investigates the transcription factors and chromatin regulators that drive blood lineage commitment during embryonic development.

Michael's academic journey has taken him around the world, starting with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Bonn, Germany. He then obtained a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences with a specialization in Regenerative Medicine from Maastricht University, Netherlands. For his Master's thesis research project, Michael went to Kyushu University, Japan, where he studied how mechanical forces drive dormancy in oocytes. He highlighted the importance of cross-talk between oocytes and gonadal somatic cells, as well as the ambiguous role of stem cell factor (SCF) in the process. His outstanding work earned him the distinction of graduating cum laude and receiving a Master's thesis award.

Apart from his research work, Michael has industry experience in the life sciences and has also run his own small business as a web developer. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing the piano and staying abreast of the latest technological advancements.