Claudia Schmidt


College / University

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics




Lab Experience

Profound experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. Techniques such as site-directed mutagenesis, biochemical methods for protein purification and analysis (ELISA, western blot, cysteine accessibility analysis), cell culture techniques as well as basics in bioinformatic analysis with R and hhpred.

Projects / Research

  • 05/2014 – 07/2014: „Function and topology of transmembrane domain VII of PutP in E.coli“. Bachelor's Thesis, Group „Bacterial Physiology and Biochemistry“ (Prof. H. Jung), Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich
  • 11/2013 – 03/2014: Research student, “Bacterial Physiology and Biochemistry” (Prof. H. Jung), Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, work on the transport protein PutP of E. coli
  • 08/2013: Internship at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, University of Auckland, New Zealand, in the group of Prof. Shepherd with focus on melanoma cells
  • 01/2013 – 10/2013: Research student at the MPI for Neurobiology, computer-based work on neocortical image data

Scholarships / Awards

2014 – 2015: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011: Max Weber Program of the State of Bavaria (German National Academic Foundation)


I am interested in the close connection of structure and function of proteins, which can be revealed by biochemical analysis, as well as in the various defense strategies of bacteria and their interactions with the host. My goal is to work in an interdisciplinary group where I can make a contribution to biomedical research.