Sebastian Ludwig


College / University

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Medicine




Lab Experience

FACS, PCR (qPCR, RT-PCR), gel electrophoresis (Agarose, SDS-PAGE), chromatographic methods, cell culture (eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells), molecular genetics (genotyping, vector design, transfection and transformation), microscopy (light- and fluorescence microscopy), in situ hybridization, Western Blot, animal experiments (behavioral, organ isolation), histology (paraffin sections, IHC), organelle extraction (mitochondria), protein-isolation (myelin, membrane proteins).

Projects / Research

  • 05/2013 – 08/2013: Role of Sip1 in myelin homeostasis of the adult brain. Bachelor's thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen
  • 01/2013 – 03/2013: Establishing of qPCR as a method to quantify APOBEC expression (DKFZ, Heidelberg)
  • 07/2012 – 08/2012: Minocycline treatment study on CNP deficient mice. Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


I am interested in the basic processes of biology. I would like to deepen my skills to be in a position to contribute to the understanding of biochemical processes. This knowledge might lead to the development of cures for diseases. Here I am especially interested in the topic of oncology and neurological diseases. Both areas are examples for very complex systems and unknown regulatory networks, in which small changes can lead to devastating diseases affecting many people all over the world.