Nils Eickhoff


College / University

Georg August University of Göttingen
Freie Universität Berlin

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Medicine




Lab Experience

General molecular biology techniques such as PCR/RT-qPCR, DNA assembly, SDS-PAGE, AGE, Western blot, transformation, cloning, RNAi, mammalian cell culture and viability assays. Histology staining methods on tissue sections (IF, HE, PAS). CAM assay, substance transport assay and quantification via LC-MS/MS.

Projects / Research

  • 04/2017 – 08/2017 “Induction of neural differentiation as a therapeutic approach in childhood Medulloblastoma”, A. Rodriguez-Garcia, M. Arsenian Henrikson, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 02/2014 – 09/2014 “Rolle eines Odorant Binding Proteins bei der Wahrnehmung von Isothiocyanaten in Phaedon cochleariae”, Applied Zoology / Animal Ecology, G. Bröhan, M. Hilker, FU Berlin

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2017: Erasmus+ Stipend


Molecular biology fascinates me by its many different topics from cell cycle regulation to vesicular transport mechanisms and epigenetic regulation. Two very interesting topics to me are the different functions of RNAs and the diverse deregulations in cells that lead to diseases. Through the program, I wish to deepen my knowledge in fundamental research and techniques to use those for a better understanding of general cellular mechanisms and try to apply them on different diseases.