Katharina Hoff


College / University

University of Hannover
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Alnarp (SLU)

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Bioinformatics/Biometry, Molecular Biology




Lab Experience

Extraction of various biochemical compounds from plant material, chromatography, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, semi-quantitative RTPCR, cloning, transformation of bacteria and plants, plant tissue culture.

Projects / Research

  • 2005: "An investigation of PDAT2 in Arabidopsis thaliana", SLU
  • 2005: "R-Manual for Biometry - an introduction for students of horticulture and plant biotechnology", University of Hannover
  • 2004 – 2005: "Silencing DAGAT2 and CPT1 in Arabidopsis thaliana with RNAi", SLU
  • 2004: "Cumarin content in Rubia tinctorum", Semmelweis University Budapest

Scholarships / Awards

2005 – 2006: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2005: Scholarship by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Alnarp
2004 – 2005: ERASMUS stipend, Stipend by Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft
2003 – 2005: e-fellows.net online stipend


I am interested in metabolic pathways, especially in plant lipid formation. In my opinion, genetiucally modified seed oil is the future replacement of mineral oil in the sector of industrial oils. I want to improve my theoretical knowledge as well as my practical skills in the course of this program and I am very much looking forward to meeting people with other scientific and cultural backgrounds.