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Zdravko Kochovski
Baumeister Lab
Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried
+49(0)89/8578 2649
+49(0)89/8578 2649

10/2008 - to date

Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemisty, Dept. of Molecular Structural Biology
PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister

09/2006 - 09/2008

Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
MSc. in Computational Biology
Masters Thesis in the lab of Prof. Martin Zacharias - "Analysis of conformational substates of peptide segments in proteins"

09/2002 - 05/2006

Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany
BSc. double degree in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
BSc. Thesis in Computational Biology, under the supervision of Prof. Martin Zacharias : "Classification of protein substructures using a structural alphabet approach"
BSc. Thesis in Computer Science, under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Birk: "Stereo Vision for a Robot Platform"

09/1996 - 05/2002

High School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics "Akademik Nikola Obreshkov" Bourgas, Bulgaria
Completed higher education with excellence, emphasizing on Mathematics, Physics & Informatics.


Ruben Fernandez-Busnadiego, Shoh Asano, Ana-Maria Oprisoreanu, Eri Sakata, Michael Doengi, Zdravko Kochovski, Magdalena Zürner, Valentin Stein, Susanne Schoch, Wolfgang Baumeister, and Vladan Lucic. Cryo-electron tomography reveals a critical role of rim1a in synaptic vesicle tethering. J. Cell Biol. 201:725–740. doi:10.1083/jcb.201206063

Fernández-Busnadiego R, Schrod N, Kochovski Z, Asano S, Vanhecke D, Baumeister W, Lucic V (2011). Insights into the molecular organization of the neuron by cryo-electron tomography. J Electron Microsc (Tokyo). 60 Suppl 1:S137-48.

Vanhecke, D, Asano, S, Kochovski, Z., Fernandez-Busnadiego, R, Schrod, N, Baumeister, W and Lucic, V (2010). Cryo-electron tomography: methodology, developments and biological applications. Journal of microscopy 242 (3), 221-227 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2010.03478.x

2006 - 2008

Full Merit Scholarship (stipend and tuition waiver) at Jacobs University Bremen

2002 - 2006

Tuition Scholarship at Jacobs University Bremen



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Zdravko Kochovski
Structural Biology
Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemisty; Dept. of Molecular Structural Biology