Burkhard Heisen


College / University

University of Lübeck
Stockholm University, Sweden

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Informatics




Lab Experience

Various techniques in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and protein purification

Projects / Research

  • 03/2004 – 07/2004: "Transmembrane helix prediction using a genetic programming approach", Stockholm Bioinformatics Center, Sweden
  • 07/2003 – 01/2004: Bachelor's thesis: "Expression, purification and activity determination of the main proteinase of SARS coronavirus", Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Lübeck
  • 08/2002 – 10/2002: "Kinetical researches of complex formation between antisense-oligodeoxyribonucleotides and target-RNA", Dept. of Molecular Medicine, University of Lübeck

Scholarships / Awards

2004 – 2005: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


During my previous education I became aware that topics which intersect between biology and technology are a special interest of mine. With the help of this program I would like to gain a solid background in molecular biology and combine it later with my skills in computer sciences. This expertise seems to me to be best integrated in areas such as microarray techniques or high throughput procedures in order to do rapid diagnostics, for example.