MSc/PhD Program
Irene Aji
First Name:
Irene Melati

Last Name:



Irene Melati Aji


College / University:
Philipps-Universität Marburg

Highest Degree:

Major Subjects:
Biomedical Science

Lab Experience:
Western blot, PCR, two-electrode voltage clamp, in-situ hybridization, basic patch clamp, protein labeling and detection with fluorescent markers, neuronal 3d-reconstruction with Neurolucida, morphological analysis of neurons with Neurolucida Explorer and Matlab, cluster analysis with Matlab, histochemical processing of brain slices stained with biocytin.

Projects / Research:
August 2016: Internship at the Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine in Jülich Research Center (Prof. Dirk Feldmeyer)
February – August 2016: Research project for bachelor thesis: Classification of L6-interneurons in Rat´s Barrel Cortex Based on Axonal Projection Patterns at Jülich Research Center (Prof. Dirk Feldmeyer)

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


During my bachelor study, I have always been interested in the molecular signaling pathways in cellular and neural communications. Aside from that, I am also interested in learning the biological mechanisms underlying learning, memory acquisition, and neurodegenerative diseases. In the future, I can see myself focusing on topics like brain plasticity or neurodegeneration. However, I am also open to other possibilities. My current goal in the master program is to explore different areas in the neurosciences, to learn different kinds of experimental techniques, and to eventually discover an intriguing research theme to dedicate myself to.