Title and Name: Dr.rer.nat. Sonia Aydin

Schooling / Education:

May 2018      Yoga Therapy – Medical Yoga (Christiane Woff, Bern)
Nov.2017       “Being in Balance”, Essential Oils and the Chakras (Andrea Roder, Bern)
Sep. 2017      Chakra- Potential of Energies (Anna Röcker, Zurich)
Aug.2017       Inside Flow (Young Ho Kim, Radolfzell, Germany)
Sep. 2016      Pilates and Yoga (Amiena Zylla, Bern)
Jan. 2016       Yogabeats (David Sye, Zurich)
Sep. 2015      Restorative Yoga Teacher training (Jodi Boone, Zurich)
Jan. 2015       Bodybalance Instructor training (SAFS, Zurich)
Feb. 2014       Yoga 50+ /Yoga for Elderly Teacher training (Ursula Salbert, Yogakaleidoskop, Bern)
2011 – 2012    200RYT Yoga Teacher training (200 hours, Sharmila’s Yoga Zone, Hyderabad, India)
2005 – 2010    Dr.rer.nat (Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria)
2002 – 2005    Mag.rer.nat in Microbiology (University Innsbruck, Austria)
2001 – 2002    German Language Diploma (University Innsbruck, Austria)


French (Mother tongue), German (fluent), English (fluent), Arabic (Mother-tongue), Turkish (Level 1) and Hindi (Level 1) 

Work Experience:

Since 2016      Bodybalance and Yoga Instructor at Befit Center Basel
2015 – 2017     Bodybalance Instructor at Fitnessplus Basel
Since 2014      Yoga Teacher in my own Yoga Studio (www.revivingyoga.ch)
2001 – 2014    Private French Teacher (www.friendlyfrench.com)
2004 – 2007    Doctorate at the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
2003 – 2004    Laboratory technician Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Medical Universität Innsbruck, Austria
2002 – 2003    French Teacher in the privately held Elia School, Lustenau, Austria


Jennings P, Aydin S, Kotanko P, Lechner J, Lhotta K, Williams S, Thakker RV, Pfaller W. Membrane targeting and secretion of mutant uromodulin in familial juvenile hyperuricemic nephropathy.  J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Jan.

Bijuklic K, Jennings P, Kountchev J, Hasslacher J, Aydin S, Sturn D, Pfaller W, Patsch JR, Joannidis M. Migration of leukocytes across an endothelium-epithelium bilayer as a model of renal interstitial inflammation. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2007 Jul.

Jennings P, Koppelstaetter C, Aydin S, Abberger T, Wolf AM, Mayer G, Pfaller W. Cyclosporine A induces senescence in renal tubular epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2007 Sep.

Aydin S, Signorelli S, Lechleitner T, Joannidis M, Pleban C, Perco P, Pfaller W, Jennings P. Influence of microvascular endothelial cells on transcriptional regulation of proximal tubular epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol,2008. Feb.

Jennings P, Aydin S, Bennett J, McBride R, Weiland C, Tuite N, Gruber LN, Perco P, Gaora PO, Ellinger-Ziegelbauer H, Ahr HJ, Kooten CV, Daha MR, Prieto P, Ryan MP, Pfaller W, McMorrow T. Inter-laboratory comparison of human renal proximal tubule (HK-2) transcriptome alterations due to Cyclosporine A exposure and medium exhaustion. Toxicol In Vitro. 2009 Apr.

Abstracts and Posters:

Jennings, P., Kotanko, P., Aydin, S., Williams, A., Thakker, R. V. and Pfaller,W. Familial Juvenile Hyperuricemic Nephropathy (FJHN): Targeting of Uromodulin C77Y and N128S Variants in Proximal Tubular Cell Lines.  [Abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 16, 574 A, 2005.

Jennings P, Aydin S, Pfaller W. Cytomic assays for in vitro toxicity assessment. [Abstract] ALTEX 22, Special Issue p334 2005.

Aydin S, Signorelli S, Lechleitner T, Joannidis M, Pfaller W and Jennings P, Investigation of the Role of the Microvascular Endothelium in Transcriptional Regulation of Proximal Tubular Epithelial Cells Using an In Vitro Co-Culture System. San Francisco J Am Soc Nephrol 18 October 2007 P138A.