MSc/PhD Program
Marina Slashcheva
First Name:
Marina

Last Name:
Slashcheva

Country:
Russian Federation

 



Marina Slashcheva

EDUCATION

College / University:
St. Petersburg State University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Molecular biology techniques (molecular cloning, qPCR, DNA and RNA extraction, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, protein purification), cell culturing, light and fluorescence microscopy, patch-clamp, optogenetics

Projects / Research:
Jul 2017 – Sep 2017: “Effect of dendrite structure on optogenetic stimulation” (Offenhäusser, Maybeck), IHRS BioSoft Guest student program at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Nov 2016 – Feb 2017: “ECM proteins involved in homeostasis and plasticity” (Dityatev), Laboratory of molecular neuroplasticity, DZNE, Magdeburg, Germany
Feb 2016 – Jul 2017: “Fragmentation patterns in circulating cell-free DNA” (Ivanov), Bioinformatics Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
2015 – 2017: Bachelor thesis "Investigation of transcription strategy of the AR9 bacteriophage” (Severinov, Sokolova), Research Center of Nanobiotechnologies, St. Petersburg, Russia

Scholarships:
2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016 – 2017: State Academic Scholarship of St. Petersburg State University

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in exploring the brain on different levels of complexity – from molecules and genes underlying molecular interactions in neurons to micro- and macrocircuits playing a crucial role in memory formation and storage, data processing, neuroplasticity, etc. Manipulations of neuronal activity and wiring by optogenetics with regard to clinical applications are particularly exciting for me.