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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.