Ida Jentoft


College / University

University of Copenhagen
McGill University, Montreal
Université Paul-Valéry (Montpellier III)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology




Lab Experience

Cell culture, transfection (sirRNA, plasmids etc), RNA and DNA isolation, PCR, rtPCR, gel electrophoresis, Western blots, luciferase assays, heat map analysis etc.

Projects / Research

  • 09/2014 – 04/2015: “Priming the kidney progenitor cell” – Paul Goodyer lab, the Montreal Children’s Hospital
  • 09/2014 – 04/2015: “Wilms tumor suppressor, WT1, cooperates with microRNA-26a and microRNA-101 to suppress translation of the Polycomb protein, EZH2, in mesenchymal stem cells“ – Paul Goodyer lab, the Montreal Children’s Hospital

Scholarships / Awards

2016 – 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016 – 2017: Stipend by the Norwegian Educational State Loan Fund
2014 – 2015: The Internationalization Scholarship from the University of Copenhagen


My scientific interest over the past years has been focused on developmental biology, embryology and human reproduction. I am extremely fascinated by human/embryonic development and the importance of developmental research in order to understand diseases as well as the intricate network of cell signaling that makes an organism function. While aiming at expanding my knowledge, I am prepared to be equally fascinated by other fields within the vast world of molecular biology during my time in Göttingen.