Ina Klusmann


College / University

Royal Holloway, University of London

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honors)

Major Subjects

Biomedical Sciences




Lab Experience

Basic techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology including protein purification and enzyme assays, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, PCR, RT-PCR, Y2H, molecular cloning techniques, mammalian and non-mammalian cell culture techniques.

Projects / Research

  • 09/2012 – 01/2013: "Analysis of Hes and Hey gene expression during myogenic differentiation in vitro". Bachelor's Thesis, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, England
  • 06/2011 – 07/2011: "Y2H analysis of RTT107 domains". Internship at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany
  • 07/2009: Internship at the Stem Cell Engineering Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Münster, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2013: scholarship
2010 – 2013: School of Biological Sciences Entrance Scholarship (Royal Holloway)


My primary interests lies in signal transduction pathways in connection with disease and in gene therapy. I am truly fascinated by how a relatively small number of mechanisms can regulate so many different processes within the cell and I hope to contribute to findings on this topic in my future work as a scientist. By participating in the program, I hope to broaden my perspective as well as my theoretical and practical knowledge of all major fields of Molecular Biology and I am also interested in related new topics that I will be introduced to during these studies.