College / University
University of Mainz
Bachelor of Science
Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology
Techniques in biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology, e.g. electrophoresis, HPLC, PCR, protein purification, SLIM, transformation, western-blot etc.
Projects / Research
2006: Site-directed mutagenesis of AtVDE with the aim of modifying substrate affinity (research project). Department of General Botany, University of Mainz
Scholarships / Awards
2006 – 2007:
Stipend International Max Planck Research School
SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS
Even though biology offers a vast range of interesting topics, I am currently most attracted by topics like protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions, RNAi, the correlation of protein structure and function, cellular control mechanisms and related topics. I hope I can learn about many more fascinating aspects of biology by participating in this program and enjoy intense, research-oriented teaching, which will prepare me for my future career.