Hannah Knerich


College / University

Georg-August-University Göttingen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects


64248-1 Knerich


Germany, United Kingdom

Lab Experience

Plant-related methods (seed sterilisation, use of climate cabinets, handling plant hormones); transcript analysis (RNA-extraction, cDNA-synthesis, qPCR); plasmid-related methods (Gateway cloning, bacterial transformation, plasmid isolation, enzymatic fragmentation and agarose gel electrophoresis); Yeast-Three-Hybrid system (yeast transformation, Beta-Glo assay)

Projects / Research

  • 2022 – 2023: Expanding on the research in my Bachelor’s Thesis as a research assistant
  • 2022: Bachelor’s Thesis “Influence of ROXY9-interacting proteins on the expression of ROXY9-regulated genes” (Schwann-Schleiden Research Centre, Dept. Molecular Biology and Physiology of Plants, Prof. Dr. Christiane Gatz)

Scholarships / Awards

2023 – 2024: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2018: Karl-von-Frisch High-School Graduate Award of the Association of Biology, Biosciences & Biomedicine in Germany (VBIO)


Molecular biology is a fascinating field that combines chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science to explore the complexity and diversity of life. To me, some of the most fascinating aspects of this field are the intricacies of cellular regulation and protein-protein interactions. This topic is so intriguing to me because minor changes on a molecular level cause such major cellular changes. By studying cellular regulation and protein interactions, it is possible to learn more about how cells function, communicate, and adapt to different conditions. One can also discover how diseases and disorders arise from the dysregulation or malfunction of these processes. The potential real-life applications of this research in medicine, agriculture and other industries make it especially relevant. Molecular biology is a rewarding and challenging field that offers many opportunities for research and innovation and I look forward to contributing my part.