Florian Mayr


College / University

University of Applied Sciences Biberach

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology




Lab Experience

General molecular biology techniques such as SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, PCR / RT-PCR, Cloning, Transformation, ELISA. Cultivation of mammalian Cell lines (up to 2 L bioreactors), Cell Viability Assays, Protein Purification using Chromatography (SEC, HIC, IEX, AC), RNAi, HPLC, Confocal Microscopy, High Content Imaging, Luciferase-Reporter Assays, Flow Cytometry.

Projects / Research

03/2017 – 11/2017: "Exploration of a possible TP53 dependent regulation of NUDT22 upon cellular stress", P. Herr, T. Helleday, Division of Translational Medicine and Chemical Biology, Department Medicinal Biochemistry & Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Scholarships / Awards

2018 – 2019: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2017: Erasmus+ Stipend


During my bachelor thesis I found a passion in the complexity of the regulation of gene expression in human cells. Given that gene expression is regulated differently depending on cell type, tissue and health status (e.g. tumor cells) resulting in an enormous variety of possible actions and reactions in a single cell, is fascinating me. My aim is to expand my understanding of these mechanisms and to utilize this insight for future research in the fields of oncology and genetics. That said, I do not want to limit my view only to certain areas but rather keep my mind constantly open for novel ideas and experiences, which could influence my scientific interests.