Jona Vivien Brückner


College / University

University of Bielefeld

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology

64245-1 Brückner



Lab Experience

Common techniques in molecular biology, plant physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, and algae biotechnology like PCR, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, agarose gel electrophoresis, microscopy, cloning, transformation of bacteria, plants, and microalgae, DNA/RNA/protein extraction, Co-IP, genotyping, phenotyping, GC, fluorescence measurements, cell culture techniques as well as working with model organisms like A. thaliana, N. benthamiana, C. reinhardtii and different bacteria.

Projects / Research

  • 2023: “Production of (+)-Valencene and (+)-Nootkatone in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”, Algae Biotechnology and Bioenergy, Center for Biotechnology, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2022/2023: “Roles of the Mediator complex in plant response to stress”, Oxidative Stress Signalling Research Group, Plant System Biotechnology VIB Gent, Belgium

Scholarships / Awards

2023 – 2024: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2022 – 2023: Erasmus+ scholarship for an internship at VIB Gent (Belgium), researching the roles of the mediator complex in plant response to oxidative stress


I am interested in various areas of molecular biology, especially in the fields of plant studies and algae research. Within plant studies, I enjoy uncovering the molecular processes that underlie plant resistance. I am excited to explore potential modifications for crops that could enhance tolerance to face the challenges of global warming. In the field of algae research, I am fascinated by the potential of these organisms to serve as an eco-friendly source for various chemicals and fuels. During my Bachelor’s thesis I already conducted research on the heterologous production from the microalgae C. reinhardtii, and I would certainly enjoy continuing to explore this field of research.