Dr. Maryam Seif-Eddine

Post Doctoral Research Associate 

Maryam Seif Eddine : PDRABorn and raised in Lebanon, I did my undergraduate studies at the Lebanese University in Lebanon, and my Masters and PhD at Aix-Marseille University in France. I joined the Roessler group in July 2019 as PDRA. I have a background in physics. During my PhD at the BIP laboratory in Marseille, I studied the interactions between quinones and the membrane protein nitrate reductase using EPR spectroscopy. Currently, my main project focuses on coupling electrochemical techniques to EPR spectroscopy and developing its application.  

Email : mseifedd@ic.ac.uk

Dr. Jana Eisermann

Post - Doctoral Researcher 

Jana Eisermann

I was born on 25th March 1993 in Plauen, a rather small town in the Free State of Saxony mainly famous for its production of chemical lace (called Plauen lace) and the German cartoonist Erich Ohser and his strip ‘Vater und Sohn’ (‘Father and Son’). After graduating from Gymnasium in 2011, I moved from my hometown to Halle/Saale and started studying Chemistry and Physics to become a secondary school teacher. Near the end of my teacher's studies I started working in the research group of Prof Dariush Hinderberger to examine the formation of small, colloid-like ionic clusters in solution, also referred to as ‘Ionoids’. After receiving my first state examination for teachers at the beginning of 2016, I pursued these studies throughout my PhD from April 2016 till December 2019.

Since the beginning of 2020, I started working as a Research Associate at Imperial College. My studies here are, in collaboration with the research group of Dr James Wilton-Ely, focussed on probing and comparing the mechanism of quinone reduction by photosynthetic and respiratory complex I. At this point, I would like to highlight the financial support from the 'Fonds der Chemischen Industry’ (https://www.vci.de/fonds/startseite.jsp) as well as the ‘Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’ (http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/home.html) for financial support for my past and present academic research.

Besides working at Imperial, one of my favourite things to do is listening to music and scouting for new bands and songs. Therefore, my old colleagues and I regularly exchange new music findings via email which are known as ‘music tips for the week’.