MSc/PhD Program
Sabine Rannio
First Name:
Sabine

Last Name:
Rannio

Country:
Germany

 



Sabine Rannio

EDUCATION

College / University:
University of Bristol

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
Electrophysiology: preparation of mouse and rat hippocampal and cortical slices, voltage/current clamp, grease gap and field recordings
Optogenetics: characterisation of optogenetically modified PV-interneurons
Genotyping: PCR; DNA extraction, electrophoresis
Imaging: confocal microscopy, staining

Projects / Research:
2016 – 2017: Bachelor thesis “Pharmacological insights into subunit-selective antagonism of NMDA receptors”, Prof. Zafar I. Bashir, University of Bristol
2016: Summer research project “Characterisation of optogenetic control in the hippocampus”, Prof. Jack Mellor, University of Bristol

Scholarships:
2017 – 2019: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
2016: Vacation Studentship Scheme, Physiological Society

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am particularly interested in investigating neural plasticity and its role in the development of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and also hope to translate findings into their clinical applications.
Another main goal of mine is to raise awareness about the (neuro)science of mental illness and help improve communication and education in this area in order to enhance the public’s understanding of brain disorders as physical disorders which I believe will ultimately help research and patients alike.