Martina Wirth


College / University

Technical University of Munich

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Basic techniques in biochemistry and molecular and cell biology

Projects / Research

  • 08/2003 – 09/2003: "Purification and crystallization of DegP (HtrA) of E. coli", Department of Structural Research, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried
  • 03/2004 – 06/2004: "Site-directed mutagenesis of lumazine protein of Photobacterium leiognathi", Department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Technical University of Munich
  • 08/2004 – 09/2004 and 05/2005 - 07/2005: "ChIP analysis of STATs in macrophages", Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technical University of Munich

Scholarships / Awards

2005 – 2006: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


I am very interested in signal transduction and gene expression analysis. For example, in immunology cytokines activate diverse gene expression programs in immune cells and are essential for a successful response to a pathogen. It is intriguing to understand signaling and transcriptional gene regulation processes leading to inflammation or differentiation of cells. Several fields of molecular biology, such as developmental biology, are still new for me. Through this program I hope to gain a strong base of knowledge in preparation for future specialized research.