MSc/PhD Program
Sebastian Jähne
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Sebastian Jähne


College / University:
University College Dublin (UCD)

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (honours)

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry and molecular biology

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, cell culture techniques, various PCR methods, ELISA, basics of FACS, protein purification using IMAC, bacterial transformations, site directed mutagenesis, subcellular fractionation of rat brain, radioactively labeled serotonin uptake and release assays, western blotting

Projects / Research:
Oct 2012 - Mar 2013: Bachelor Thesis “Detection and Functional Characterisation of the Plasma Membrane Serotonin Transporter on Synaptic Vesicles”, Dr. Jana Haase, UCD Conway Institute
Jun - Aug 2012: “Mutagenesis of Serpin B3 reactive centre loop to generate improved inhibitors of cathepsin k and parasitic cysteine proteases”, Dr. Margaret Worrall, UCD Conway Institute

2013 - 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011 - 2012: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Stage 4 Scholarship for top grades
2010- 2011: Biochemistry Stage 3 Scholarship for best grades, Genetics Stage 3 Scholarship for best grades, Microbiology Stage 3 Scholarship for best grades


I am fascinated by the nervous system's complexity, its organization and its interactions. My main interest focuses on the molecular and neurochemical basis of behaviour and behaviour-related diseases. In addition, the interplay between the nervous system and other systems such as the immune system are of great interest to me.