Broder Schmidt


College / University

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Cell and Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Various techniques in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology.

Projects / Research

  • 04/2007 – 06/2007: Analysis of the cell cycle in GET-gene mutant yeast (diploma thesis). Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg (ZMBH), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 07/2007 – 09/2007: Cloning, purification and crystallization of the G-domain of the chloroplast translocon subunit Toc159. Center for Biochemistry of the University of Heidelberg (BZH), Heidelberg, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2007 – 2008: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


I am generally interested in trying to understand the essential processes of life in molecular detail. Among all the different cellular events, protein trafficking and insertion fascinate me most at the moment. However, as cellular life is much more complex and intriguing, I find it difficult to decide on a single specific topic. By providing the opportunity to deepen my knowledge in the major research areas of molecular biology both in theory and practice, this program promises to prepare me thoroughly to address the many interesting unsolved questions remaining in nature.