Felix Fritz


College / University

Freie Universität Berlin

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Handeling of Drosophila melanogaster, preparation of the larval body wall; bacterial and mammalian cell culture; fluorescence microscopy (confocal, TIRF, STED); Western blotting; RT-qPCR; cloning; molecular dynamics simulations with Python, Statistics in R, semi-automated image analysis in ImageJ

Projects / Research

  • 2022: "The role of F-BAR proteins FBP17 and TOCA1 in synaptic vesicle endocytosis", AG Haucke, Leibniz Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Berlin, Germany
  • 2021: Bachelor’s thesis "Presynaptic protein and signalling lipid composition of Drosophila melanogaster neuromuscular junctions during homeostatic potentiation", Walter Group, Dept. of Neuroscience, Københavns Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Scholarships / Awards

2022 – 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2021: Erasmus+ scholarship for an internship at Walter Group, University of Copenhagen, researching homeostatic plasticity at Drosophila melanogaster neuromuscular junctions


I am continuously amazed by the complexity of biological systems and the joy of solving the riddle of how they work is what drives me as a scientist. During my Bachelor's thesis I was researching a signalling pathway controlling synaptic signal strength, and I would certainly enjoy to continue working in this field of research. However, even more fascinating than the thematic context of molecular neuroscience was the general concept of signalling molecules acting together to form complex regulatory systems. In the future, I would love to explore systems like this in greater detail, and perhaps in other contexts as well.