Lucia Winkler


College / University

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Working with membrane model systems: small unilamellar vesicles, solid supported bilayers, proteoliposomes, Langmuir-Blodgett-films. DNA techniques: purification, Gateway cloning, double enzyme digestion, PCR, gel electrophoresis. Protein techniques: recombinant expression in E.coli, protein purification through Nickel immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography, Western Blot. Other: Cultivation of anaerobic bacteria, confocal laser scanning microscopy, handling metagenomics results, circular dichroism spectroscopy, GUS-staining of transgenic plant material

Projects / Research

  • 2020: Analysis of the diatom protein Silicanin-1 in a model membrane system (Bachelor thesis, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Steinem, Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Göttingen)
  • 2019: Metagenomic characterization of microbial consortia involved in the sulfur cycle (Students’ research project, supervisor: PD Dr. Michael Hoppert, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Göttingen)
  • 2015: Role of MYB transcription factors in heat stress in Arabidopsis thaliana (Research internship, supervisor: Dr. Yariv Brotman, MPI of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm)

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
since 2017: German Academic Scholarship Foundation
2015: Scholarship for a research internship sponsored by the German Life Science Association (VBIO)


My fascination for the complexity of living organisms has sparked my interest in understanding the underlying biological processes. I see methods of molecular biology as a toolkit to gradually elucidate them. I am especially intrigued by microorganisms because of their (often overlooked) diversity, capabilities and environmental impact. I aim to learn about various methodical approaches to analyze my favorite research object on a molecular as well as on a cellular scale.