MSc/PhD Program
Sünke Mortensen
First Name:
Lena Sünke

Last Name:
Mortensen

Country:
Germany

 

 



Lena Sünke Mortensen

EDUCATION

College / University:
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in molecular biology and behavioural testing

Projects / Research:
2007: Inhibition of the NMDA receptor in the honey bee brain by RNAi and its implication in memory formation, Freie Universität Berlin
2006: Variants in the genes for the monoamine metabolism and their contribution to the pathogenesis and treatment of Affective Disorders, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Scholarships:
2007 - 2008: International Max Planck Research School support

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in the cellular and molecular bases of complex behaviour and conscious states, communication between neurons and the involved signalling pathways and learning and memory. To approach these topics I would like to employ various techniques like neurogenetics / cell biology, electrophysiology, and mathematical and computer-based modelling because I think it is essential to integrate different approaches to gain insight into our highly complex brain.