Sandra Muschiol


College / University

University of Applied Sciences, Berlin

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honors)

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Gene Analysis Service GmbH, Berlin, Germany, Internship covering various biochemical and molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA-isolation, PCR, DNA-sequencing
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany, Internship with special emphasis on gene expression analysis using Affymetrix Gene Chips
Jerini Bio Tools AG, Berlin, Germany, Part time work in addition to regular studies, assisted in synthesizing protein, peptide and small molecule arrays for drug development

Projects / Research

  • 10/2001 – 03/2002: "Exploring enzyme catalyzed racemization of non natural substrates" Department of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 02/2003 – 08/2003: "Pyrosequencing-based typing of HLA-A", Gene Mapping Center, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2003 – 2004: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2001 – 2002: Leonardo da Vinci Stipend


Molecular biology is probably one of the most promising core subjects in modern biology. Intensive research in this area will finally lead to major breakthroughs in the treatment of numerous human diseases, which will make a real difference to patients, practitioners and the society in general. I am convinced that this programme will offer me a whole range of diverse opportunities for individual and professional development, which will be of highest importance for a future scientific career.