Benedikt Frank


College / University

University of Cambridge

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Biochemical and molecular biology techniques, including molecular cloning and mutagenesis, expression and purification of recombinant proteins in bacteria, establishment of in vitro assays, mammalian cell culture techniques and transfection methods, microscopic imaging techniques, RNA extraction, RT-PCR and microarray probe synthesis, microarray hybridisations and scanning.

Projects / Research

  • 2003: Post-translational modification of histones with the ubiquitin-like protein modifier SUMO in vitro and in vivo. Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • 2004: Microarray analysis of greening Nicotiana tabacum. University of Cambridge, Plant Sciences.

Scholarships / Awards

2004 – 2005: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


Despite the rapid advances in biosciences during the past decades there are a myriad of Nature’s mysteries yet to be understood. I am particularly interested in multidisciplinary approaches, many of which have only recently begun to evolve; and projects bridging several fields of science in order to reveal new perspectives and prospects.