Svenja Ahlmann


College / University

Georg-August-University Göttingen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biology (emphasis on molecular biosciences)




Lab Experience

Handling of cell cultures and microorganisms (e.g. E. coli, S. macrospora); nucleic acid and protein methods (e.g. isolations and quantifications, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, plasmid digestion, Western blot, ELISA, protein purification by chromatography, transformation of competent cells); light and fluorescence microscopy, cell count determination using counting chambers; basic programming in R, BLAST searches.

Projects / Research

2021: “Analysis of putative interaction partners of the Sordaria macrospora protein SmVAC14” (Bachelor thesis, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stefanie Pöggeler, Department of Genetics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms, Institute for Microbiology & Genetics, Georg-August-University Göttingen)

Scholarships / Awards

2021 – 2022: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.


I am fascinated by the idea that what identifies an organism can be narrowed down to molecular processes. This is especially true for genetics, as all organisms save their hereditary information in nucleic acids. In addition to this scientific curiosity, my interest derives from my aim to contribute to the development of cures against diseases like cancer. Thus, I am particularly interested in medical basic research in genetics, but I am also eager to generally improve my knowledge about the complexity and interconnectivity of molecular processes.