MSc/PhD Program
Francisca v. Saint Paul
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v. Saint Paul



Francisca v. Saint Paul


College / University:
2000 - 2002: Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany)
2002 - 2003: University of Missouri-Columbia (USA)

Highest Degree:
Vordiplom in Chemistry

Major Subjects:
Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Physics

Lab Experience:
Computational chemistry (ab initio electron structure theory)
Molecular biology (recombinant DNA techniques)

Projects / Research:
LS UROP (Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) fellow at the University of Missouri-Columbia: Theoretical approach to DNA Deamination by analysis of a novel pathway for the cytosine to uracil mutation.
Practical at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology: Investigating the cellular location of Staufen´s RNA binding.

2000 - 2002: Association of German Chemical Industry Stipend
2002 - 2003: Federal State Scholarship Baden-Württemberg
2002 - 2003: LS UROP Internship
2003 - 2004: Stipend International Max Planck Research School

Honors & Awards:
1999: “Deutsche Schülerakademie”
1999: German National Maths Competition – Special Merit Award


How does a neuronal network change due to experience? Which morphological and physiological changes underlie learning processes? I want to work towards elucidation of these questions by analyzing functional network connectivity in cultured brain slices. For this I want to employ functional optical imaging techniques in combination with electrophysiology.