Curriculum vitae

Professional Career
since 2016 Scientific Coordinator, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute, Jena, Germany
2011 - 2016 Postdoc, Prof. P. Bastiaens, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany, Activity of cMet during liver regeneration
2009 - 2011 Postdoc, Prof. L. Claesson-Welsh, Uppsala University, Sweden, NRP1 guides VEGFR2-mediated endothelial cell growth and tumor initiation.
2008 Postdoc, Prof. C. Thiede, University Hospital Dresden, Germany
2003 - 2007 PhD, Prof. C. Thiede, University Hospital Dresden, Germany, Receptor tyrosinkinase FLT3 in leukemic cells
2002 guest scientist, Prof. H. Sjöström, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 Diploma in Biochemistry of Nutrition, University of Potsdam,G-protein-coupled receptor F2alpha
1997 - 2003 Studies in Science of Nutrition, University of Potsdam, Germany


Kloss F, Gerbach S (2018) Hürden und Aussichten neuer antimikrobieller Konzepte in Forschung und Entwicklung. [Obstacles and perspectives of new antimicrobial concepts within research and development]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 61(5), 595-605. (Review)
Koch S, Helbing I, Böhmer SA, Hayashi M, Claesson-Welsh L, Söderberg O, Böhmer FD (2016) In Situ Proximity Ligation Assay (In Situ PLA) to Assess PTP-Protein Interactions. Methods Mol Biol 1447, 217-242.
Koch S, van Meeteren LA, Morin E, Testini C, Weström S, Björkelund H, Le Jan S, Adler J, Berger P, Claesson-Welsh L (2014) NRP1 presented in trans to the endothelium arrests VEGFR2 endocytosis, preventing angiogenic signaling and tumor initiation. Dev Cell 28(6), 633-646.
Hayashi M, Majumdar A, Li X, Adler J, Sun Z, Vertuani S, Hellberg C, Mellberg S, Koch S, Dimberg A, Koh GY, Dejana E, Belting HG, Affolter M, Thurston G, Holmgren L, Vestweber D, Claesson-Welsh L (2013) VE-PTP regulates VEGFR2 activity in stalk cells to establish endothelial cell polarity and lumen formation. Nat Commun 4, 1672.
Köthe S, Müller JP, Böhmer SA, Tschongov T, Fricke M, Koch S, Thiede C, Requardt RP, Rubio I, Böhmer FD (2013) Features of Ras activation by a mislocalized oncogenic tyrosine kinase: FLT3 ITD signals through K-Ras at the plasma membrane of acute myeloid leukemia cells. J Cell Sci 126(Pt 20), 4746-4755.
Ortlepp C, Steudel C, Heiderich C, Koch S, Jacobi A, Ryser M, Brenner S, Bornhäuser M, Brors B, Hofmann WK, Ehninger G, Thiede C (2013) Autotaxin is expressed in FLT3-ITD positive acute myeloid leukemia and hematopoietic stem cells and promotes cell migration and proliferation. Exp Hematol 41(5), 444-461.e4.
Koch S (2012) Neuropilin signalling in angiogenesis. Biochem Soc Trans 40(1), 20-25.
Koch S, Claesson-Welsh L (2012) Signal transduction by vascular endothelial growth factor receptors. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med 2(7), a006502.
Koch S, Tugues S, Li X, Gualandi L, Claesson-Welsh L (2011) Signal transduction by vascular endothelial growth factor receptors. Biochem J 437(2), 169-183.
Tugues S, Koch S, Gualandi L, Li X, Claesson-Welsh L (2011) Vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors: anti-angiogenic therapy in the treatment of cancer. Mol Aspects Med 32(2), 88-8111.