Ines Rudolf


College / University

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

High Resolution Melting (HRM) analysis, denaturing High Performance Liquid Chromatography (dHPLC), PCR, cDNA synthesis, RNA isolation, DNA isolation, agarose gel electrophoresis, plaque assay, bacterial transformation, cell culture, DNA sequencing, Western blot, SDS-PAGE, FACS, transfection.

Projects / Research

  • 03/2009 – 07/2009: Analysis of risk-associated sequence variants (SNPs) in breast cancer patients. BSc project. Molecular Genetics Laboratory (Dr. Dieter Niederacher), Universitätsfrauenklinik Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 08/2009 – 05/2010: Optimizing the infection rate of the oncolytic vesicular stomatitis virus by adaptation to glioblastoma cells. Postgraduate research fellow. Department of Neurosurgery (Prof. Anthony van den Pol), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
  • 07/2010 – 09/2010: The E2F1-responsive microRNA 449 promotes apoptosis. Student internship. Department of Molecular Oncology (Prof. Matthias Dobbelstein), University of Göttingen, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2010 – 2011: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2009 – 2010: IALS / DAAD ISAP Scholarship


So far, all my internships and research projects have mainly focused on cancer research. Through my research on the potential role of SNPs in breast cancer, however, I also became very interested in inherited diseases. I am especially fascinated by the complex interactions of proteins in pathways and how one missing or malfunctioning protein in a pathway can lead to devastating diseases.