Kaatje Knüwer


College / University

University of Bremen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects


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Lab Experience

Protein expression and purification, In-vitro Assays (FRET, Filter trap, Sedimentation analysis, ATPase (Malachite green)), Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western blot

Projects / Research

2022: Bachelor’s thesis “Aggregation and disaggregation of toxic and non-toxic Huntingtin fibrils by chaperones”, Prof. Dr. Janine Kirstein, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry – University of Bremen

Scholarships / Awards

2023 – 2024: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


I am highly interested in the process of aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Especially fascinating for me is the proteostasis and how it is connected to these diseases. I would also like to explore the genetic predispositions which lead to neurodegenerative diseases in my future research. Additionally, I am interested in developmental genetics and epigenetics. Especially, how epigenetic processes could be used as a tool for research and medicine. Apart from that, I think that science communication is an extremely important field in that I want to further develop my skills.