MSc/PhD Program
Ilona Vieten
First Name:
Ilona

Last Name:
Vieten

Country:
Germany

 



Ilona Vieten

EDUCATION

College / University:
Universität zu Köln, Germany

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subject:
Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
ELISA, immunohistochemistry, DNA isolation, PCR, SDS-page, Western Blot, basic cell culture techniques, basic mouse handling and perfusion fixation, cryostat and vibratome sectioning, light and confocal microscopy

Projects / Research:
2020: Internship at Centrosome and Cytoskeleton Biology Laboratory, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
2019: “Interaction Between Short-chain Polysialic acid and Sialic acid-binding Ig-like Lectins (SIGLECs)”, Bachelor’s thesis at the Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, University of Bonn, Germany
2018: Internship at Translational Neurocircuitry Group of Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Cologne, Germany

Scholarships:
2020 - 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

What fascinates me most about the field of neuroscience is that our nervous system is what differentiates us as humans from other animals. Our consciousness and our ability to learn, to remember, and to be creative all stem from our unique brains. I am interested in basic research illuminating neural systems, their interactions with the body, and how they contribute to consciousness. To this end, I want to delve deeper into the field and find the most pressing questions to be answered.