Béla Goertz


College / University

Humboldt University of Berlin

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Bacterial culture and transformation, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, restriction cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification, microscopy (light, fluorescence, confocal), FRAP, primer design, sequence alignments

Projects / Research

2020: “In vitro granule formation by the RNA-binding protein CP29A”, Prof. Dr. Schmitz-Linneweber, Molecular Genetics, Humboldt University of Berlin (Bachelor’s Thesis)

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2017 – 2021: Scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)


To understand how the organization of living things makes them so distinct from non-living matter, I want to learn more about cell signalling and regulatory mechanisms by which organisms can respond to their surroundings and maintain their high degree of order. At the moment, I am particularly intrigued by the regulation of and communication with endosymbiotic organelles in eukaryotes. A deep understanding of the relationships cells have with their chloroplasts and mitochondria could help us understand emergent properties of life in general. I am still in the phase of discovering new interests and aim to broaden my horizon in the following years to be able to ask new important questions.