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Research experience

2012 – present
Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Mihaela Zavolan

Statistical Genomics Unit, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Mark Robinson
Project title: "Development of tools and methods for the analysis of ribosomal profiling data in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae."

2007 – 2012
Pharmacogenomics Unit, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Supervision: Prof. Dr. André Gerber, Prof. Dr. Michael Detmar
Project title: “Tools and strategies for the unraveling of post-transcriptional gene regulatory networks”

2006 – 2007
Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Stanley Brul, Dr. Hans van der Spek
Project title: “Status, complications and future prospects of highly active antiretroviral therapy”

Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Vinay Tergaonkar
Project title: “Characterization of a putative IKK2 in Danio Rerio”

2004 – 2005
Department of Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jurgen Seppen
Project titles: ”Lentiviral gene transfer of chemically inducible hepatocyte growth factor receptor” and “Liver re-targeting of lentiviral particles”

Institute of Biological Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Arne Skerra, Dr. habil. Ingo Korndörfer
Project title: ”Production and characterization of the enzymatically active domain of the endolysine Ply500 isolated from Listeria monocytogenes bacteriophage A 500”

2003 & 2004
Traineeships Research and Development at Micromet, Inc., Munich, Germany

Acquired skills

  • Transcriptomics (microarray) and proteomics (mass spectrometry) techniques
  • Standard biochemical, molecular and cell biological techniques (cell culturing, cloning, Western/Northern blotting, immunopurification, qPCR, FACS, immunofluorescence, in vitro enzymatic and binding assays)
  • Used model systems: human cell lines, zebrafish, E. coli, P. pastoris, lentiviral vectors
  • Profound knowledge of statistical and bioinformatics-based analytical methods (intermediate to advanced knowledge of Perl)
  • Highly developed scientific writing, data preparation, presentation and publication skills