Ralf Jauch


College / University

Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena
University of Manchester

Highest Degree


Major Subjects

Cell physiology, developmental biology, genetics




Lab Experience

Patch clamp studies of the HERG potassium channel; electron microscopy, x-ray mutagenesis and fly genetics; purification and characterisation of cancer related proteins; RNA interference in C. elegans

Projects / Research

  • 2000: Working group Molecular Biophysics of the FSU Jena under the supervision of Prof. H. Heinemann (6 months)
  • 2000 – 2001: Developmental genetics of Drosophila at the University of Manchester supervised by Dr. Martin Baron (6 months), 2001: Biochemistry unit at the Roche Diagnostics GmbH supervised by Dr. Petra Rüger (3 months)


Poster: Chen, Jauch, Beekhuizen, Schönherr, Heinemann: Inhibition of hERG Potassium Channels by Quinolones. International Congress Toronto, 2000

Scholarships / Awards

2001 – 2002: Qiagen Stipend
2001: Stipend of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation


Life sciences offer plenty of topics which may allow interesting and productive research. As I try to maintain flexibility concerning my prospective area of research, I do rather focus on the working conditions and atmosphere than on the topic as long as there is a link to molecular biological sciences or medicine. I intend to go for a scientific career and hope to be able to work independently on my own projects as soon as possible.