Gabriele Saretzki was born in Berlin in 1959. She is a Cellular Biologist who graduated from State University of Sankt Petersburg (Russia) in 1982 in genetics and obtained her Ph.D. degree in molecular biology in 1990 at the Department of Genetics at the Humboldt University Berlin (Germany). She worked as a postdoc on the establishment of molecular pathological methods of diagnostics at the Institute of Pathology at the Charité Medical Faculty at the Humboldt-University Berlin from 1989 till 1998. She served as a Research Fellow at the Technical University Munich from 1993-1994 working on microsatellite instabilities in ovarian tumours. Presently, she works at the Institute for Ageing and Health at the Newcastle University (UK) as a Lecturer in ageing research. Her areas of expertise are telomeres, telomerase, oxidative stress, cellular senescence, ageing, mitochondria, and stem cells. Her main research focus in recent year is the novel noncanonical protective function of telomerase within mitochondria. She has published more than 50 papers and serves as Associated Editor for BioMed Central.
Biography Updated on 24 March 2011