Frank Richter


College / University

Jacobs University Bremen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry and Cell Biology




Lab Experience

Especially trained in protein purification, Western Blot, activity assay, cell culture, transfection, indirect immunofluorescence, RNA silencing, RT-PCR and Luciferase Assay.

Projects / Research

  • 03/2013 – 06/2013: Università degli Studi di Padova – Padua, Italy, "The role of heparanase in the regulation of EMT in melanoma"
  • 09/2011 – 05/2012: Jacobs University Bremen – Bremen, Germany, Bachelor's thesis: "Nuclear enzyme variants in cancer – can a changed distribution and activity promote tumor progression?"
  • 06/2011 – 08/2011: Karolinska Institutet – Stockholm, Sweden, Amgen Scholar researching the role of estrogen in neurotrophin signaling in human neuroblastoma

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011: Amgen Scholars Program Stipend
2010: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Merit Foundation)
2009 – 2012: Merit Scholarship by Jacobs University Bremen covering tuition fee


My scientific interests are very broad at this point. I find it fascinating to understand the basic molecular biology of human diseases and in the past my research has mainly focused on cancer. Although I do not wish to close any doors, it would be interesting to increase my knowledge of the interface of immunology and cancer. Furthermore, I’d also be interested to find out more about functions of specific organelles.