Barbora Knotkova


College / University

The University of Manchester, UK (2014 – 2018)

Highest Degree

Master of Science

Major Subjects




Czech Republic

Lab Experience

Yeast culture, molecular cloning, protein purification, fluorescent microscopy, ImageJ analysis.

Projects / Research

  • 09/2017 – 06/2018: "Investigation of translation factories associated with aromatic amino acid metabolism", Master project under the supervision of Prof. Mark Ashe, The University of Manchester, UK.
  • 06/2017 – 09/2017: Study of interactions between cargo receptors and their cargo at the ER-Golgi interface, Summer project under the supervision of Dr. Liz Miller, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK.
  • 07/2016 – 09/2016: GFP-tagging of a bacterial metal ion channel and purification of coronaviral proteins for antigen use, Summer project under the supervision of Prof. Ian Jones, University of Reading, UK

Scholarships / Awards

2018 – 2019: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
06/2017 – 09/2017: LMB research summer studentship


I have enjoyed learning about biochemistry and cell biology during my undergraduate studies and am very intrigued by how the cell structures itself in order to create a living unit out of chemical molecules. This is quite a broad problem and I hope to gain a deeper insight from different angles into this during my first year of the molecular biology program at Göttingen. My goal for now is to find a lab and an exciting project for a PhD with the help of the lab rotations.