MSc/PhD Program
Jonas Barth
First Name:
Jonas

Last Name:
Barth

Country:
Germany

 

 



Jonas Barth

EDUCATION

College / University:
University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Germany

Highest Degree:
Diploma

Major Subjects:
Bioinformatics

Lab Experience:
Programming and other bioinformatic techniques, techniques in molecular biology

Projects / Research:
Wet Lab:
Mar 08 – Aug 08: Dept. of Molecular Neurogenetics at the European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen: took part in the analysis of the C.elegans Rab family
Computational Labs:
Mar 07 – Sep 07: Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) ”Comparison of mutation and SNP impacts on GPCRs“
Sep 06 – Feb 07: NeuroPI-group of the Department of Cognitive Neurosciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) ”Establishing an associative search for the database COCOMAC (Collations of Connectivity data on the Macaque Brain)“

Scholarships:
2008 – 2009: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

As I learned a lot about proteins and their structures during my recent studies as Bioinformatician, I am intrigued by the study of brain functions at the molecular level, especially in the process of learning. It is very interesting to me how memories are stored in the brain and how one can "access" those memories. Which proteins are needed to form a valid memory and how can one provide the cells with those proteins? Which molecules are necessary for the priming process? In addition, I am interested in
neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's Disease, and the reasons for the loss of memory on the molecular level.