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Congratulations, Dr. Coomar!
Seemoon Coomar's intensive work on protein silencing culminated in the success of his Defense shortly before Christmas.
After four years and one week, Seemons journey in our group came closer to it's end. Titled "Investigations around RBM39 degrading arylsulfonamides", he defended his work in the area of chemical protein silencing. The huge audience in the public part of his live-stream was given an amazing insight into biological feedback loops, where the reduction of one protein influences the splicing of another protein, which in turn is causing cell division issues down the line.
Besides his awesome hat and the card, we gave him a set of knifes as a present and booked him a course on how to make sourdough bread. Additionally, many people contributed to a scratch book, leading to a very personal summary of his time as a PhD student. Sadly, an aperitif was not possible due to the still ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Coomar will stay for a bit longer in our research group, before he departs to join the research group of Nicolas Thomä at the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) in Basel.