MSc/PhD Program
Manuel Koch
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Manuel Koch


College / University:
University of Kiel, Germany

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Major Subjects:
Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Lab Experience:
Inorganic, organic, physical, pharmaceutical chemistry, microbiology, physics, botany, zoology, biochemistry, molecular biology

Projects / Research:
MPI for Molecular Physiology (Dortmund): Structure of proteins; Institute of Zoology (CAU Kiel): Evolution of the Immune System in Urochordata, pattern formation in Cnidaria; Molecular Oncology (Uniklinik Kiel): Interaction between Topoisomerase IIα and 14-3-3ε after treatment with etoposide in tumor cells; Institute of Organic Chemistry (CAU Kiel): Synthesis of a Mannose-derivative for the treatment of fimbrial E. coli; Institute of Biochemistry (CAU Kiel): Expression of Endotoxin-tagged antibody against viral IL-6; Research Centre Borstel: Pathogen and host interaction focusing on Mycobacterium tuberculosis

2005 - 2006: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany
Apr 05 - now: Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Oct 02 - Sep 04: Scholarship of the VCI (Verband der Chemischen Industrie)

My special interest belongs to the molecular understanding of developmental biology. How are two cells from the same origin different from each other and how is it possible to build up the brain with this complexity? What does our environment contribute to change this tissue? How is it possible to develop consciousness? After finding some principles the therapeutical application for the treatment of related diseases is subject of my interest.