Adrian Kovac


College / University

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Medicine




Lab Experience

General methods in molecular biology, biochemisty and genetics like western/southern blotting, confocal fluorescence microscopy, Drosophila handling and dissection, peptide microarrays and cell culture.

Projects / Research

  • 06/2014 – 08/2014: “A potential role for microRNA-980 in the development of myotonic dystrophies in a Drosophila model”, Bachelor's thesis, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
  • 01/2014 – 03/2014: “Detection of guanine quadruplex structures in telomeres via western and southern blots”, lab rotation, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Groningen, Netherlands
  • 08/2013 – 09/2013: “Screening for antibodies against SIV gp120 and gp41 in blood sera utilizing peptide microarrays”, lab rotation, German Primate Center, Göttingen

Scholarships / Awards

2014 – 2015: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012 – present: German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


My main current focus is on fundamental research and revealing the mechanisms by which life works rather than specific medical research. The areas that interest me most are the biology of ageing, synthetic biology and virology. Other areas of interest include microbiology, immunology and genetics. As I do not feel ready yet to specialize in a specific field and I hope that the Molecular Biology MSc program will help me making an informed decision regarding the area of research that best matches my interest and to which I can also contribute most.