MSc/PhD Program
Dennis Nestvogel
First Name:
Dennis

Last Name:
Nestvogel

Country:
Germany

 



Dennis Nestvogel

EDUCATION

College / University:
Universität Bremen

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Lab Experience:
Preparation of recombinant proteins, techniques in biochemistry (e.g. SDS-PAGE, Western blot, ELISA), molecular biology (e.g. Real-Time PCR) and cell culture

Projects / Research:
2011: Myelin-Associated Glycoprotein induces the expression of cytokines in astrocytes. Bachelor thesis, Centre for Biomolecular Interactions Bremen, AG Kelm
2010: Alterations in the glucose metabolism of astroglia-rich primary cultures. Four-week internship at the Centre for Biomolecular Interactions Bremen, AG Dringen

Scholarships:
2011 - 2012: International Max Planck Research School support


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

A fascinating highlight in the evolution of vertebrates is the development of complex nervous systems allowing multifarious interactions between the organism and its environment. Any disturbances in the nervous system may have detrimental effects on the organism, as demonstrated by some neurological disorders. During my bachelor studies my attention was specifically drawn to the role of glial cells in the regeneration of axons in the CNS. I hope to gain further insights specifically into glia-neuron interactions to eventually conduct research that may benefit patients, suffering of debilitating disorders.