Sattlegger Lab


 Evelyn Sattlegger, PhD,  MRSNZ                                                                

Associate Professor
Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS)
Massey University
New Zealand

+64 (0)9 414 0800 ext. 43502
DDI +64 (0)9 213 6502
E.Sattlegger {at]

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Associate Investigator with the
Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery 
, a 
New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence targeting serious human disease.

Member of Medical Committee, Auckland Medical Research Foundation

Leader of the Genetics Major, Auckland Campus, Massey University 



Mailing address:
Institute of Natural and
Mathematical Sciences
Massey University
Bldg 14, Room 4
Private Bag 102 904 NSMC
Auckland 0745, New Zealand 

Courier address:
Institute of Natural and  
Mathematical Sciences
Massey University
Albany Highway, Gate 4
Building  11
Auckland 0745, New Zealand 


  • Vordiplom in Biology (equivalent to BSc, 1988),*
  • Diplom in Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry & Immunology (equivalent to MSc (Dist), 1992),*
      *  Diplom and Vordiplom jointly taught by Leibniz University, 
    Medical School Hannover (MHH), and Veterinarian School,
          Hannover, Germany;
  • PhD (Dist) in Genetics and Molecular Biology (1996),
    Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany; 
  • Postdoc & Adjunct Scientist (1996 – 2005),
    National Institutes of Health (NIH, NICHD), Bethesda, USA;  
  • Senior Lecturer (since 2005),
    Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
Expertise and Research Interests                                                             
  • Stress & starvation,
    how do we (i.e. the cells in our body) respond and cope
  • Signal transduction mechanisms, and translational control
  • Using baker's yeast (Saccharomyces) and mammalian cell culture as models to understand normal biological functions, how diseases/disorders develop, and how these can be treated or their development prevented
  • Saccharomyces in Biotechnological applications
  • Modern molecular testing methods in Food Microbiology
  • Techniques applied: Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry (protein purification, protein-protein/nucleic acid interactions, ribosomes, enzyme assays
  • Organisms: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker's or brewer's yeast), Neurospora crassa, Escherichia coli, cell culture
  • proficient in the English and German language

Undergraduate papers:

  • 122.101/221 - Biochemistry of Cells/Foods
  • 122.233 - Metabolic Biochemistry (paper coordinator)
  • 162.101 - Biology of Cells
  • 203.340 - Applied Molecular Biology

Postgraduate papers:

  • 122.703 - Gene expression (paper coordinator)
  • 122.704 - Molecular Cell Biology (paper coordinator only)
  • 162.760 - Research Methods (paper coordinator)
  • and other papers as required (paper coordinator)
 Teaching / Supervision awards                                                                   
Received 'Advocacy Accolade', the "Vogel's Award", 2015
Sub-professorial postgraduate supervison award, awarded by the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, 2013
Nominated for "Lecturer of the Year" (LOTY) award in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.  

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