My Bachelor studies in Biology at the Freie Universität Berlin provided me with a broadly based overview of several fields in biology.
Within the Masters at the University of Potsdam I could extend my knowlegde in several fields of biology focussing on cellular and molecular biology. Towards the end of my studies, I developed a strong interest in plant sciences, especially on evolutionary changes and plant development.
M.Sc. "Cellular and Molecular Biology", University of Potsdam , 2012
Master Thesis "Evolution of leaf shape in the Capsella genus – Characterizing the effect a leaf shape QTL"
with Prof. Michael Lenhard
B.Sc. "Biology", Freie Universität Berlin, 2009
Bacehlor Thesis "Plant-mediated effects on immune parameter of the insect Manduca sexta on induced and non-induced Nicotiana attenuta plants"
with Prof. Anke Steppuhn
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência with Dr. Jörg Becker (Plant Genomics), 08/2013 - 09/2014 - in conjunction with -
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) at the University of Oxford with Prof. Liam Dolan (Cellular Development and Evolution in Land Plants), 11/2012 - 07/2013
Student Assistant at the University of Potsdam with Prof.Michael Lenhard (Plant Genetics), 05/2011 - 07/2013
Student Assistant at the Freie Universität Berlin with Jun.-Prof.Anke Steppuhn (Molecular Ecology), 06/2010 - 03/2011
Temporary researcher (B.Sc) at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle/Saale with Dr.Wolfgang Knogge (Molecular Communication in Plant Pathogen Interactions) , 10/2009 - 03/2010
Research projects within the DTP
First 11-week short project : "Using Genome-Wide Association Studies to identify new cambium regulators" with Dr. Javier Agusti
Second 11-week short project : to be determined
DPhil research project : to be determined
professional internship : to be determined
Repeated Evolutionary Changes of Leaf Morphology Caused by Mutations to a Homeobox Gene
Adrien Sicard, Anna Thamm, Cindy Marona, Young Wha Lee, Vanessa Wahl, John R. Stinchcombe, Stephen I. Wright, Christian Kappel, Michael Lenhard (2014)
Current Biology p. 1-7