Tiana Sophia Behr


College / University

Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry




Lab Experience

Site-directed mutagenesis, overlap-PCR, RT-PCR, restriction digest, gel purification, ligation, preparation of electrocompetent and heat shock competent bacteria, transformation, selection: blue/white, antibiotics, mini-, maxiprep, Ni-NTA purification, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, dot/slot-blot, ELISA, culture of permanent cell lines, preparation of cryo-stocks, transfection, reporter gene assays, fluorescence microscopy.

Projects / Research

  • 01/2017 – 4/2017 “Functional characterization of novel HIV-1 Nef mutants", supervisor: Prof. Dr. Oliver T Fackler, Department of Infectious Diseases, Integrative Virology, University Clinic Heidelberg
  • 08/2016 – 10/2016 “Characterization of Microproteins", supervisor: PD Dr. Daniel Straub, University of Copenhagen Plant Science Center
  • 08/2015 – 4/2016 “Bacterial expression, processing and purification of a fusion protein", supervisor: PD Dr. Suat Oezbek, Center for Organismal Studies COS Heidelberg
  • 01/2014 – 12/2014 “Cloning of therapeutic oncolytic Adenoviruses", supervisor: Prof. Dr. Akseli Hemminki, Haartman-Institute of Helsinki University

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) RISE Stipend


I am interested in the possibilities of using cutting edge microscopy in cellular biology; especially in cellular movements and the organization of the cytoskeleton.