Maximilian Fünfgeld


College / University

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biology, Chemistry




Lab Experience

Various standard methods in molecular biology and chemistry.

Projects / Research

  • 2008: Investigating function and location of β-amylase 4, 5, 6 and 9 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Group of Plant Biochemistry, ETH Zürich.
  • 2008: Directed evolution of the AroQd subclass chorismate mutase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Probing an manipulating determinants for activation by the complex partner DHAP synthase. Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, ETH Zürich.
  • 2008: A novel approach to crystallize a subunit complex of RAP74 and RAP30. Institute of Molecular Biology und Biophysics, ETH Zürich.
  • 2008: Investigating the initial steps of cell polarization in MDCK cells by confocal microscopy. Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zürich.

Scholarships / Awards

2009 – 2010: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


I hope to extend my knowledge in the most relevant topics of molecular biology and to find an intriguing area of work for my PhD project. So far I have focused mainly on biochemistry and biophysics.