MSc/PhD Program
Kirsten Reuter
First Name:
Kirsten

Last Name:
Reuter

Country:
Germany

 

 



Kirsten Reuter

EDUCATION

College / University:
Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. in Biotechnology

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry, Cell- and Microbiology, Bioreactors

Lab Experience:
Cell culture (mammalian, bacterial), DNA and protein molecular techniques, confocal microscopy, basic techniques in biochemistry, cell- and molecular biology and biotechnology

Projects / Research:

2004: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney: Localization of large deletions in MECP2 gene of Rett Syndrom patients
2005 – 2006: Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg : Selective Labeling of Presynaptic Protein in the Calyx of Held Mediated by the Genetically Encoded AGT-tag

Scholarships:
2006 - 2007: Stipend International Max Planck Research School, Germany

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:
I am interested in studying molecular mechanisms and effects of genetic alterations on given protein reaction pathways. It is exciting to find the contribution of single reactions and reaction cascades to cellular life. My specific interest in Neuroscience is based on the fact that disorders in neurons cause severe diseases. However, brain function is insufficiently known to develop drugs for the treatment of many diseases all too often it is not even possible to lessen symptoms or slow down disease progression. I hope I will be able to contribute to the knowledge of effects of disorders on specific reaction pathways on the molecular and cellular level to assist the development of improved treatments.