Roland Graf


College / University

Georg August University Göttingen

Highest Degree


Major Subjects





Lab Experience

DNA isolation, PCR, restriction mapping, Southern blot, antibody staining, creation of RNA probes, RNAi, creation of germ line clones, flykeeping, culturing of mammalian cell lines, transfection, enrichment culturing of various bacterial species, chemical transformation, electroporation, AMES-Test, creation of fusion-proteins, MALDI-TOF, Western Blot, various enzymatic assays

Projects / Research

  • 2001: kap3-function in egg-follicle development of Drosophila, Dept. of Molecular Developmental Biology, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
  • 2002: Lysosomal membrane proteins, Dept. Biochemistry II, University of Göttingen
  • 2002: Function of histone-I-subtypes in apoptosis, Dept. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, University of Göttingen


G. Pedrazzi, C. Perrera, H. Blaser, P. Kuster, G. Marra, S. L. Davies, G.-H. Ryu, R. Freire, I. D. Hickson, J. Jiricny and I. Stagljar (2001) Direct association of Bloom´s syndrome gene products with the human mismatch repair protein MLH1. Nucleic Acids Research 29 (21)

Scholarships / Awards

2002 – 2003: Stipend International Max Planck Research School


I have always been fascinated by science, especially the molecular branches of biology and medicine. I like the academic and practical aspects of approaching a scientific problem as well as the interaction with people from various cultures. For these reasons my goal is to establish myself in international biological research. Since I have not yet focused on any particular molecular biology subject, I value good working atmosphere and early gain of independence much higher than working on a particular field of research.