- 1987 primary,secondary & high school (Hamburg, Germany)
- 1993 B.Sc in Biology at the University of Trakya (Edirne, Turkey)
04 / 94 - 08 / 97 M.Sc in Biology with the combination of subjects Genetics,
Microbiology and General Botany (Hamburg, Germany).
/ 95 - 05 / 96 Laboratory research activities at the University of Leeds
(UK) with a scholarship from the University of Hamburg, Department of
Genetics, in Prof. David Cove's group.
/ 97 - 02 / 01 Ph.D., in Biology at the University of Hamburg, Institut
für Zellbiochemie und klinische Neurobiologie, supervised by Prof. Dr.
D. Richter. Thesis title: Identification and characterisation of a novel
allatostatin receptor and its neuropeptide (Hamburg, Germany)
- 09/01 Postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Gaede at the University
of Cape Town (South Africa)
- Present Lecturer. Bosphorus University, Department of Molecular Biologyand
Genetics (Istanbul, Turkey)
/ 95 - 05 / 96 Scholarship from the University of Hamburg
11 / 97 - 02 / 01 Scholarship from German Government (DFG)
05 / 01 - 09 / 01 Scholarship from the University of Cape Town (NRF)
Sept.2001 - present: Bosphorus University General BiologyI /101.02 Seminar
H-J., Larusson H-J., Witte I., Roeders T., Birgul N., Honck H-H.,
Harder S., Ellinghausen G., Buck F. and D. Richter (2002): Functional
Annotation of two orphan G-protein-coupled Receptors, Drostar1 and -2,
from Drosophila melanogaster and Their Ligands by Reverse Pharmacology.
J. Biol. Chem. accepted on August 5, 2002.
N., Christenn M., Xu Li., Methner Axel., Reinscheid R., Bachner D.,
Kreienkamp H-J., Richter D. (1999): Identification of novel orphan G-protein
coupled receptors and their ligands in flies and man. 19th Blankenese
Conference Advances in Molecular Neurobiology. Hamburg, Germany
N., Weise C., Kreienkamp H-J., Richter D. (1999): Reverse physiology
in Drosophila: identification of a novel allatostatin-like neuropeptide
and its cognate receptor structurally related to the mammalian somatostatin/galanin/opioid
receptor family. EMBO J. 18, 5892-5900.
L. N. Birgül, G. Gäde, H.-J. Kreienkamp and D. Richter (2001):
Functional and evolutionary characterization of novel members of the allatostatin
receptor family from insects. Biophys. Biochem. Res. Comm. 282,
N., L. Auerswald, Kreienkamp, H.-J., Gäde, G. and D. Richter (2001):
A novel allatostatin receptor from the American cockroach. 14th International
Congress of Comparative Endocrinology Sorrento, Italy.
Birgül N., L. Auerswald, Kreienkamp, H.-J., Gäde, G. and D. Richter
(2001): Isolation of an allatostatin receptor from the American cockroach.
9th International Congress on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development,
Grahamstown, South Africa.