H. Alice Buchner


College / University

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Medicine




Lab Experience

Recent techniques I have been working with include PCR mutagenesis, real-time PCR, cloning plasmids, transformation, cell culture with various transfection protocols, sequencing, gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, western-blotting, luciferase assays, immunocytochemistry and chromatin immunoprecipitation.

Projects / Research

  • 04/2013 – 08/2013: Bachelor's thesis "Functional analysis of a putative Sox10-dependent Olig2 enhancer", Prof. Wegner, chair of biochemistry and pathobiochemistry
  • 03/2013 – 04/2013: Research internship “miRNA involvement in gastrointestinal stromal tumors“, Prof. Haller, chair of molecular pathology
  • 08/2009 – 09/2009: Methods internship at the Technische Universität München at the Department of Biochemistry

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011: German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
2011: E-fellows.net scholarship


Up to this point, I see my research interests in the mechanisms of how cells organize themselves, live, age and die, as well as different sections in the field of neuroscience. I am looking forward to the input of my MSc study program to find my very place in medical and life science research.