Alexander Rotsch


College / University

Georg-August-University Göttingen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

DNA and RNA isolation, acrylamide and agarose gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, PCR, Gibson assembly, insect cell culture, protein expression in bacteria and insect cell culture, IMAC, size exclusion chromatography, ÄKTA, light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, GC-MS, in vitro pollen tube growth, TLC, steady-state kinetics, fluorescence spectroscopy.

Projects / Research

  • 2017 – 2018: "Effect of fusion tags on the ATP sensor ATeam", Bachelor’s thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
  • 2015 – 2017: "Pollen tube metabolism" and "Changes in specialized metabolism due to different red/blue light ratios in A. thaliana", internship at the Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute for Plant Sciences, Göttingen
  • 2015: "Evolution of Brains of marsupials", internship at the University of Queensland
  • 2014: "Function of lipid droplets in pollen tube development” internship at the Albrecht-von-Haller-Institute for Plant Sciences, Göttingen

Scholarships / Awards

2018 – 2019: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2015 – 2019: German Academic Scholarship Foundation


During my practical and scientific experience, I have mainly worked on the metabolome of plants. This requires the precise application of standardized procedures for sample generation and analysis. The development of such protocols and to find solutions to overcome analytical problems has been the most exciting part of this work. This led me to the conclusion that I want to participate in the development of new techniques. Developing new methods to analyse protein structure and functions of protein inside cells is in my eyes an important research field, because the known, verified methods set the borders in research on biological processes. Especially methods of protein structure prediction, cryo-EM and super resolution microscopy awoke my interest.