David Haselbach


College / University

University of Potsdam

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Optical techniques like dynamic light scattering, CD spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy; Protein purification and techniques of molecular biology

Projects / Research

  • 04/2008 – 08/2008: Detection of single stranded DNA using DNAzymes (Bachelor's Thesis), Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin/li>
  • 12/2007 – 04/2008: Investigation on starch binding proteins, University of Potsdam, Steup group, Dept. of Plant Physiology, Potsdam
  • 08/2007: Purification of PRP4 Kinase, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Lührmann group, Dept. of Cellular Biochemistry, Göttingen
  • 10/2006 – 11/2007: Investigation on the aggregation process of the SH3 domain of PI3K, University of Potsdam, Seckler group, Dept. of Physical Biochemistry, Potsdam
  • 07/2003 – 08/2003: Measurement of the quantity of galactolipids in root tubercles and chloroplasts, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Dörmann group, Dept. of Plant Lipids, Potsdam

Scholarships / Awards

2008 – 2009: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2005 – 2009: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)


I am interested in structure and dynamics of macromolecules, especially proteins. I like to investigate the details of how those molecules govern the cell using biophysical methods. Moreover I am interested in biophysical topics in general and would like to develop spectroscopic methods.