Anita Klarisa Smarandache


College / University

Jacobs University Bremen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry and Cell Biology




Lab Experience

Cell culture, scratch and adhesion assays, DNA purification, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, mouse dissections, acrylamide and agarose gel electrophoresis.

Projects / Research

  • 02/2011 – 06/2011: Generation of mutants in the catalytic site of DNA methyltransferase 1. Biochemistry Department, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • 09/2010 – 11/2010: Effects of lunar and martian dust simulants and terrestrial dust on HaCaT keratinocyte migration in scratch assays. Cell Biology Department, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • 02/2010 – 06/2010: Fidelity determination of polymerases. SeSaM Biotech GmbH, Bremen, Germany
  • 2/2009 – 06/2009: Site directed mutagenesis for improving thermostability of phosphatase. Biochemical Engineering Department, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2011 – 2012: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


Cellular development involves a series of processes and pathways that activate simultaneously, influencing one another and the entire process of the cell’s evolution. The perfect regulation of this high-complexity process intrigues me, making me eager and curios to discover more. My goal is to develop a strong background in molecular biology and I am confident this program will help me in achieving this.