Jakob El Kholtei


College / University

Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

DNA/RNA-Isolation, agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Southern/Northern/Western blot, PCR/RT-qPCR, mammalian cell culture, transformation/cloning, restriction analysis, transfection (plasmid-DNA/siRNA), luciferase assay, metabolite assays (NEFA, blood glucose, ketone bodies), immunoprecipitation (IP,Co-IP, ChIP), in vitro antibody staining.

Projects / Research

  • 07/2015 – 09/2015: "Assessing micro RNA ability to supress the expression of target genes", Laboratory of Evolution and Development, Jerome Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 05/2015 – 07/2015: "The Role of CITED4 in adipocyte differentiation", Research Group Metabolic regulation and stem cell plasticity, A. Vegiopoulos, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2016 – 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2015: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE Stipend


I am very interested in how genes are regulated on a post-transcriptional level. Therefore, I would like to investigate how RNAs are modified, transported and how their translation is influenced in order to achieve highly regulated expression of genes. I am also interested in many other processes within the cell such as protein modification, vesicle transport and cellular response to stress.