Ana Vučković


College / University

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Physiology




Lab Experience

PCR, RT-PCR, Total RNA isolation (bacteria), RNAseq (DNase digest, rRNA depletion, cDNA synthesis, Illumina sequencing), Chemically competent cells, Cell transformation with recombinant plasmid (bacteria), DNA cloning, Measuring nucleic acid concentrations and assessing their size and quality (Nanodrop, Bioanalyzer), Electrophoresis (agarose and SDS-PAGE), HPLC

Projects / Research

  • 07/2021 – 09/2021 : "Identification of YpdC-regulated genes in Escherichia coli" supervised by Dr. Ana Gasperotti, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Amgen Scholars Program, Faculty of Biology,, Department of Microbiology, Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung Group
  • 08/2019 – 11/2019: "The effect of metal-resistant bacteria on buckwheat growth in the presence of various toxic metals". Research internship, supervised by Dr. Jelena Lozo; The Institute for Physiology and Biochemistry, Laboratory for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology

Scholarships / Awards

2021 – 2022: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2021: Amgen Scholars Program scholarship


I'm fascinated by quick and efficient bacterial changes in phenotype in order to adapt and respond to different stimuli. I would like to dedicate my scientific path to exploring molecular mechanisms of transmembrane signalling systems and regulatory RNAs in bacteria. Science is a complex growing network. To grow and develop as a scientist I think that it's crucial to broaden my research expertise and interests and remain flexible. I hope my studies in Göttingen will help me to expand the views of potential which life sciences' and knowledge hold. This Master's program is a great opportunity to combine my experience and knowledge with different fields and from different perspectives.