Meline Macher


College / University

University of Göttingen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Medicine




Lab Experience

Immunohistochemistry, epifluorescence microscopy, Western blotting, ECL, qRT & in situ PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis & SDS PAGE, cryostating, cell culture (adherent and non-adherent cells), immunocytochemistry, ribosomal profiling, cloning of a mammalian gene into E.coli (DNA & plasmid extraction, PCR, digestion, ligation, transformation), spectrophotometry, basics of protein purification.

Projects / Research

  • 04/2017 – 08/2017 Effects of the S1PR1/5 modulator BAF312 on the demyelinating model of the twitcher mouse
  • 03/2016 Endogenous DPP9: quantification in hDG-75 cells and localisation in HeLa cells

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2017: Erasmus+ stipend for Bachelor's thesis at Trinity College Dublin


I am highly interested in a variety of life sciences topics from a molecular to histological level. Of particular interest to me are oncological and inflammatory processes and how these are intertwined. I am also fascinated by research on infectious diseases and essential cellular functions such as apoptosis and proliferation. Through this program, I am hoping to broaden my knowledge about a range of topics from microbiology to cell cycle mechanisms but also about scientific methods such as different microscopy techniques. My aim as a researcher is to contribute to results that can ultimately be transferred to the human body and benefit future patients.