Kristina Theusner


College / University

Universität Hannover
University of the West of England, Bristol

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Virology, cell signalling, protein engineering




Lab Experience

Inorganic analysis, organic synthesis of natural compounds, physical characterisation of DNA, DNA isolation, restriction mapping, gel electrophoresis, plaque test, horizontal plasmid transfer by electroporation, cell culture, viral titrations, PCR, in-vitro mutagenesis

Projects / Research

10/2000 – 04/2001: The growth rates of HeLa cells and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 in the presence and absence of methylxanthines. Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, Supervisor: Dr. David Shaw.

Scholarships / Awards

2001 – 2002: Solvay Pharmaceuticals Stipend
Rotary Club of Johor Bahru


I am most interested in virology, cell signalling and protein engineering. I find it fascinating to study the ingenious methods which viruses use to escape the host´s immune system. I am very interested in the molecular background of viruses and their replication. Furthermore I am interested in developing drugs for diseases like AIDS or CJD. After completing my M.Sc. I would like to go for a Ph.D. and work in research.