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Research Stays

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Elham Karimi Ghodoosi visited Johns Hopkins University, USA

04. December 2017

A key element of the Helmholtz Research School of Radiation Sciences is to promote the international network of graduate students. Students benefit from research stays abroad by getting access to new techniques and lab equipment, collaborations with international scientists and gaining new insights into research areas. Elham Karimi Ghodoosi, RS2 student at the ISS, took the chance and went from...read more

Adriana Pitea visited UC San Diego, USA

04. December 2017

A key element of the Helmholtz Research School of Radiation Sciences is to promote the international network of graduate students. Students benefit from research stays abroad by getting access to new techniques and lab equipment, collaborations with international scientists and gaining new insights into research areas. Adriana Pitea, RS2 student at ZYTO and ICB, took the chance and went from 10th...read more

University of Cambridge by Michael Laxy, IGM

15. December 2015

A key element of the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) is to promote the international network of graduate students. In internationally renowned research institutes doctoral students can work with and learn from leading senior scientists in their field of research. Michael Laxy, graduate student at the Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management, took this...read more

Down-Under by Bastian Knorr, IGÖ

24. September 2015

In my graduate student project I investigate the influence of immobile water regions on the fate of contaminants in groundwater. It is supervised by Prof. Maloszewski, head of the Hydrological Modelling group, and co-supervised by Dr. Stumpp, head of the Hydrogeology group, at the Institute of Groundwater Ecology. The outcomes of some of my laboratory column experiments were not what we...read more

Theresa Rock at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

27. July 2015

I am a graduate student in the Research Unit Analytical BioGeoChemistry (BGC) headed by Prof. Schmitt-Kopplin. One focus of the BGC is the isolation and characterization of new bioactive compounds from natural chemical libraries with particular emphasis on new antiviral compounds against HIV in collaboration with Prof. Brack-Werner at the Institute of Virology (VIRO). To achieve this aim, we...read more

Larissa Knüppel at Portland Shriners Research Center

25. June 2015

My graduate student project is based on the function of FK506 binding proteins (FKBPs), protein folding catalysts with chaperone and peptidyl prolyl isomerase function, in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Several months after I started my graduate student project, we established a collaboration with the Bächinger Lab at the Portland Shriners Research Center in Oregon - a lab, which is very...read more

Sabine Dvorski at IUPUI, USA

27. May 2015

My research is focused on the characterization of sulfur organic molecules (CHOS) in freshwater dissolved organic matter (DOM). During the first two years of doctorate I mainly analyzed DOM of various ecosystems with characteristic abiotic and biotic sulfur chemistry by means of ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometry (FTICR/MS). To get a better insight into the formation of CHOS compounds, we...read more

Susanne Vogt at University of Auckland, New Zealand

08. April 2015

My graduate project focuses on the interplay of vitamin D and body composition in middle aged and older adults. Although vitamin D and obesity are undoubtedly related, the underlying biological mechanisms as well as the cause-effect-direction of this relationship are still undetermined. The main part of my doctoral thesis is based on data from the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of...read more

Simone Rankl at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

18. March 2015

My doctoral thesis project aims to investigate early plant responses to N-Acyl-homoserine-lactones (AHLs), a class of bacteria-derived quorum sensing (QS) molecules and will attempt to decipher the first signaling responses of barley seedlings to QS molecules. In the summer of 2013, Professor Poschenrieder from the University of Barcelona (UAB) was invited to give a talk at our institute (AMP)....read more

Michael Discher at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità

19. February 2015

In my graduate thesis project I'm working on methods for retrospective dosimetry in the field of radiation protection. If there were to be a radiation incident, it might result in the exposure of people. In general, the population does not wear dedicated personal dosimeters, and other methods have to be used to perform dose estimations. One possibility is to use personal items of daily life as...read more

Michaela Huber at the University of Toronto

15. January 2015

As a part of my doctoral thesis, I am using stable RNA interference in breast cancer cells. We are interested in the effects of specifically knocked down target proteins on the intracellular signaling cascade. For that, I wanted to perform comparative proteome analysis of untreated and depleted cells with mass spectrometry. A member of my thesis committee Prof. Dr. Schmitt, closely cooperates...read more

Michaela Helmbrecht visited Cambridge

19. July 2014

A key element of the Helmholtz Graduate School Environmental Health (HELENA) is to promote the international network of graduate students. In other labs graduate students can learn new techniques essential for their doctoral work, gain new insights into research areas and exchange ideas with international colleagues. Michaela Helmbrecht, graduate student in the working group Neuronal Circuits in...read more