Katharina Seitz


College / University

University of Würzburg
FernUniversität in Hagen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biomedicine, Mathematics




Lab Experience

Basic molecular biology and cell culture techniques, including PCR, Western blot, cultivation of several adherent cell lines. shRNA mediated gene silencing (design and cloning of shRNAs, lentivirus production, infection of target cells). Official requisite qualifications in radiation protection and handling/welfare of laboratory animals.

Projects / Research

  • 03/2011 – 06/2011: Validation of a high-throughput shRNA-screen to identify synthetic lethal interactions in MYCN-amplified tumour cells. Bachelor's Thesis. Physiological Chemistry II, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 07/2008 – 08/2008: Using recombinant enzymes for creatine phosphate synthesis. Internship. Roche Diagnostics, Penzberg, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2011 – 2012: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2010: e-fellows.net scholarship


I am especially interested in the logistics of cell organization – how do molecules find their partners and how does intracellular transport work? Another point of interest to me is gene expression and its regulation. I hope that with my work I can contribute a piece to the puzzle of how the cell works as a system.