Natalia Korniy


College / University

Ivan Franko National University of L’viv

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Various techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, obtained on the basis of my Bachelor's program, laboratory rotations and international internships.

Projects / Research

  • 2009 – 2013: Purification and characterization of various abzymes from blood serum of systemic lupus erythematosus patients. Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • 06/2012 – 08/2012: The role of microRNA miR-980 in development of Drosophila melanogaster. Max Planck Research Group of Gene Expression and Signalling, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
  • 06/2011 – 08/2011: Interaction between molecular chaperone Trigger Factor and the vacant ribosome. Department of Physical Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
  • 09/2008 – 06/2009 Formation and genetic transformation of protoplasts of Streptomyces nogalater IMET43360. Ivan Franko National University of L’viv, Ukraine

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2013: Student scholarship of the Victor Pinchuk Fund "Zavtra.UA"
2011, 2012: DAAD IAESTE scholarships for summer internships in Göttingen, Germany
2010: Partial scholarship from XLAB, Göttingen, Germany
2009: Scholarship of the President of Ukrainel


I am fascinated by the intriguing world of non-coding RNAs. I am particularly interested in microRNAs and various signal pathways which require involvement of these molecules. I would like to study the alteration of microRNAs expression profiles during development and under pathological circumstances. Upon completion of the studies I hope to pursue my research in the afore-said or relevant area.