Nicole Hartig


College / University

University of Applied Sciences, Lausitz, Senftenberg

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Various techniques in biochemistry, synthesis of organic compounds, cell and molecular biology including Flow Cytometry (FACS), cell culture, thin-layer chromatography, fluorescence and confocal microscopy

Projects / Research

  • 05/2006 – 08/2006: Detection of phospho-protein levels of the RAS-MEK-ERK signaling pathway and related transcription factors. Molecular Tumor Pathology Group, Universitätsklinikum Charité, Berlin, Germany
  • 09/2005 – 03/2006: PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 as a regulator in apoptosis (Bachelor thesis). Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 04/2005 – 06/2005: Extraction of lentinan of Lentinus edodes (Shii-Take) and detection of glucose by qualitative and quantitative analysis. University of Applied Sciences Lausitz, Senftenberg, Germany
  • 08/2004 – 02/2005: Analysis of the subcellular location and dimerisation of adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) – Generation of a cell line with inducible expression of APC-eGFP (Research thesis). Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne, Australia

Scholarships / Awards

2006 – 2007: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2006 – 2007: online stipend
2005 – 2006: Scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
2004 – 2005: Scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research


I am fascinated by the complex nature of a single cell and its ability to respond to external signals by activating numerous signaling processes, especially pathways which are associated with proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. In particular, I would like to explore mechanisms contributing to the balance of cell survival and cell death in the context of malignant transformation during carcinogenesis.