MSc/PhD Program
Markus Stahlberg

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Markus Stahlberg


College / University:
2007 - 2010: University of Heidelberg

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology

Major Subjects:
Drug research, Bioinformatics, Biophysics

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in molecular biology, micro- and cellular biology and biophysics

Projects / Research:
Bachelor thesis: "Pregnane X receptor as determinant of multidrug resistance gene expression and inducibility in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma" Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
2009: "Dense reconstruction of neuronal circuits by computer based analysis of 3 dimensional images of neuronal tissue taken by electron microscopy" MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
2008: "Supporting the study of the influence of HDAC activities on the development of the central nervous system in the mouse" Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences, University of Heidelberg, Germany

2010 - 2011: International Max Planck Research School support
Since March 2010: Online scholarship from


A merely small and common part of our daily life, like the social interaction of two humans, contains so much complexity and involves so many reactions, it's amazing. I want to go through neuroscience step by step from its' molecular basics, across neural interaction, development, neurogenesis and investigational approaches, to applied techniques and the understanding of the generation, processing and storage of information. In this way I hope to finally understand or at least be able to contribute to the understanding of basic functions of neural networks like the brain.
Using this knowledge, I want to contribute to the development of effective and useful applications like novel approaches in the curing of neuronal diseases or technical interactions with neuronal circuits, which may somehow improve our life.