Kübra Kaygisiz

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ulijn Lab, Nanoscience Initiative

Kübra graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Mainz, Germany. She obtained her Ph.D degree in 2023 from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, where she worked in the group of Prof. Tanja Weil as part of a collaborative research center focusing on the human peptidome. In her thesis, she unveiled the interaction of peptides with cells and viruses via a combination of experimental and computational techniques. During her Ph.D. studies, Kübra joined the group of Prof. Itaru Hamachi at Kyoto University as a JSPS short-term fellow to perform super resolution microscopy with responsive, multicomponent peptide fibers. Now, in her postdoctoral research in Prof. Rein Ulijn’s lab she focuses on the bottom-up synthesis of complex and adaptive peptide systems.