Diplom. In Medical Biotechnology at the Technical University of Berlin
approx. 06 - 07/2015:
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences: "Invesitgating the pathomechanisms of autoimmune thrombocytopenia."
2005 - present:
Research Associate at the Charité University - Medicine Berlin, Germany
Main research areas
Stem cell research
Quality control of blood products
Emmerich F, Bal G, Barakat A, Milz J, Mühle C, Martinez-Gamboa L, Dörner T, Salama A. (2007)High-level serum B-cell activating factor and promoter polymorphisms in patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Br J Haematol. 136(2):309-14.
Bal G, Kamhieh-Milz J, Futschik M, Haupl T, Salama A, Moldenhauer A. Transcriptional profiling of the hematopoietic support of interleukin-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). (2012) Cell Transplant. 21(1):251-67.
Kamhieh-Milz J, Bal G, Sterzer V, Kamhieh-Milz S, Arbach O, Salama A. (2012) Reduced antioxidant capacities in platelet from patients with autoimmune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). Platelets. 23(3):184-94.
Bal G, Kamhieh-Milz J, Sterzer V, Al-Samman M, Debski J, Klein O, Kamhieh-Milz S, Bhakdi S, Salama A. (2013) Proteomic profiling of the hematopoietic support of interleukin-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Cell Transplant. 22(7):1185-99.
Kamhieh-Milz J, Salama A. Oxidative Stress is predominant in Females but not in Male Patients with Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia (AITP). (2014) Oxid. Med. Cell. Longev. Article ID 720347. 9 pages.
Kamhieh-Milz J, Moftah RFH, Bal G, Futschik M, Sterzer V, Khorramshahi O, Burow M, Thiel G, Stuke-Sontheimer A, Chaoui R, Kamhieh-Milz S, Salama A. Differentially expressed microRNAs in maternal plasma for the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome (Trisomy 21). Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:402475.
Kamhieh-Milz J, Bartl B, Sterzer V, Kamhieh-Milz S, Salama A. Storage of RBCs results in an increased susceptibility for complement-mediated degradation. Transfus Med. 2014 Dec;24(6):392-9.
Transfusion medicine conference (haemotherapy): Charité Berlin, 20th March 2012: “Haematopoietic support of Interleukin-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)”.
ITP Symposium: Hamburg, 29th September 2012: “Stress-related factors as possible triggers of immune thrombocytopenia“.
German Association of Transfusion medicine and Immunohaematology: Berlin, 15th September 2013: “Effect of the storage of RBCs on the expression of complement receptors, complement activation (C3d) and IgG loading“.
German Association of Transfusion medicine and Immunohaematology: Berlin, 15th September 2013: “Sex-specific oxidative stress in patients with ITP”.
179th Meeting of the Berlin Cytogeneticists. Hotel Spingbachmühle: Springbach, 19th September 2014: “MicroRNAs for the non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome”.
179th Meeting of the Berlin Cytogeneticists. Hotel Spingbachmühle: Springbach, 19th September 2014: “Is the introduction of Rhesus D genotyping in Germany rational?”
ITP Symposium: Hamburg, 25th October 2014: “Stress-related factors as possible triggers of immune thrombocytopenia – an update”.
Awards / Acquired Funding
2009 German Research Association (DFG): SA_ 405_4-1
Primary applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Abdulgabar Salama. “Redox proteomics for the elucidation of the pathophysiology of autoimmune thrombocytopenia”.
Role: Primary preparation and writing of the proposal.
2014 EXIST – Research Transfer Programme (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Applicant: Dipl. Ing. Julian Kamhieh-Milz: MiRLAB: Development of a non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test for the detection of Down syndrome (trisomy 21) on the basis of extracellular miRNAs.
2014 Translation Fund from the Berliner Institute of Health
Applicant: Dipl. Ing. Julian Kamhieh-Milz: Validation of proteinogenic factors for the non- invasive prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
European patent application Nr. EP 13152788.9 “Non-invasive prenatal genetic diagnostic methods” Charité reference: CH582EP