Phillipp Schmidt / PhD Student

Contact details

O2 building, room 01W57
T: +31 20 5988342
p.schmidt[at].vu.nl

Background and current projects

I obtained my bachelor in Biophysics in 2013 at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin. A lack of Systems Biology master programs in Germany resulted in studying at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam where I obtained my master in Systems Biology in 2015. In the Sytems Bioinformatics group I began as a master student intern and was introduced to the exciting field of singe cell variability.

I am currently working within the BE Basic AMBIC (Advanced Microbial Biofuels and Chemicals) project and focus on the study of heterogeneity under zero-growth conditions. We use RNA FISH to quantify gene expression at the single cell level. With this method mRNAs for a specific gene are labeled and made visible with fluorescence microscopy.

RNA FISH workflow

Side projects

BioNumbers Explorer – a small visualisation of the great BioNumbers database.

Code on github

 

Attended conferences

BE Basic Symposium (2015)