Margaux Aubel

PhD Student


Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-21633

Room: 100.19

ORCID: 0000-0003-1653-9441

Twitter: @AubelMargaux


  • 12/2021 - present: MGSE student representative
  • 10/2021 - 12/2021: Research stay in the group of Dr. Klara Hlouchova, University of Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2021 - present: PhD studies in the Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics Group, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Germany
  • 01/2019 - 04/2019: Internship in the group of Prof. Dr. Colin Jackson, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • 2017 - 2020: M.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Münster, Germany
    Thesis: Discovering novel proteins: Epistasis and de-novo emergence
  • 08/2016 - 01/2017: Erasmsus in University of Turku, Finland
  • 2014 - 2017: B.Sc. in Biosciences, University of Münster, Germany
    Thesis: Evolution-inspired protein engineering and design: Learning from the evolutionary history of enzymes


  • DAAD research scholarship for doctoral students

Research interests

  • De novo protein evolution
  • Ancestral Reconstruction


  • Eicholt, LA, Aubel, M, Berk, K, Bornberg-Bauer, E, Lange, A. Heterologous expression of naturally evolved putative de novo proteins with chaperones. Protein Science. 2022; 31( 8):e4371.