Anna Dyas


College / University

University of Cambridge

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects




United Kingdom

Lab Experience

Molecular cloning; microbiological techniques; cell culture; transfection protocols; harvesting and preparation of RNA, DNA and cDNA; endpoint and realtime PCR amplification; gel electrophoresis; confocal microscopy; ImageJ analysis; matlab; R

Projects / Research

  • 07/2016 – 08/2016 “Upregulation of relaxin expression to combat the muscle fibrosis associated with the muscular dystrophies”. Centre for Biomedical Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London
  • 10/2016 – 04/2017 “Investigating the role of MOZART1 on microtubule organisation”. Conduit Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016: Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarship


The broad nature of my bachelor degree has sparked my interest in a range of topics within biology, and how these integrate. I particularly enjoy the dynamic nature of cell biology and the molecular mechanisms underlying it. An extension of these interests is their dysregulation in disease, and how broadening our understanding can have clinical applications. I look forward to further developing these interests in Göttingen, while exploring topics and techniques new to me. Ultimately, I hope that the laboratory rotations will help narrow my interests in preparation for a PhD.