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Internship Offers 2020

Group (Institute) Research Area
Project Title
Duration in weeks Student Background
Hayder Amin (DZNE) Neuroscience and Neurotechnology
Studying the Propagation of Amyloid-beta Toxicity in a Large-scale Neuronal Networks
12 Life Science, Engineering
Olaf Bergmann (CRTD) Heart Regeneration
Characterization of optogenetics tools in the heart
12 Life Science, Medicine
Lutz Brusch (TUD ZIH) Computational Biology
Modeling and Simulation of Organ Regeneration
8–12 Biology or Physics
Lutz Brusch (TUD ZIH) Computational Biology
Advancing the MultiCellML Standard and its Implementation in Morpheus
10–12 Computer Science
Alexander Dalpke (MTZ) Microbiology, Immunology
Interaction of commensal bacteria with P. aeruginosa during airway infections in cystic fibrosis
min 8 Life Science
Benjamin Friedrich (cfaed) Theoretical Biological Physics
Minimal model of synchronization in cilia carpets [→ Info PDF]
12 Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics
Martina Rauner (University Clinics) Osteooncology
Effects of prostate cancer-derived extracellular vesicles on osteoclast formation and bone metastasis
12 Life Science, Medicine
Natalia Rodriguez-Muela (DZNE) Neuroscience, iPSC-Disease Modeling, Cellular/Molecular Biology
Understanding selective neuronal vulnerability in neurodegeneration
12 Life Science, Computer Science
James Sáenz (B CUBE) Design principles of a minimal synthetic cell membrane

Design principles of a minimal synthetic cell membrane

This project will explore the biochemistry and biophysics of the cell membranes of Mycoplasma and the synthetic minimal cell (JCVI-Syn3.0). These simple organisms are model systems to explore the simplest design principles required to engineer a responsive synthetic membrane from the bottom up.
Relevant papers: Hutchison, C. A., Chuang, R.-Y., Noskov, V. N., Assad-Garcia, N., Deerinck, T. J., Ellisman, M. H., et al. (2016). Design and synthesis of a minimal bacterial genome. Science (New York, NY), 351(6280), aad6253–aad6253. http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad6253

 
12 Life Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics
James Sáenz (B CUBE) RNA-lipid interactions and the origin of life!

RNA-lipid interactions and the origin of life!

This project explores how RNA-lipid interactions could have contributed to the emergence of cellular life by constructing and studying the interactions of small membrane-binding RNAs with synthetic membranes.
Relevant papers: Janas, Tadeusz, Janas, T., & Yarus, M. (2006). Specific RNA binding to ordered phospholipid bilayers. Nucleic Acids Research, 34(7), 2128–2136

 
12 Life Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics
Michael Schlierf (B CUBE) Biophysics, Biology, Microbiology
Live cell imaging of bacteria under antibiotic stress and monitoring of their response on a single cell level
10–12 Life Sciences or Physics with basic expertise in microscopy
Michael Schlierf (B CUBE) Biology, Biophysics
Biomineralization in live cell imaging of diatoms
8–12 (12 preferred) Life Sciences or Physics with basic expertise in microscopy
Bernd Schröder (MTZ) Biochemistry, Cell Biology
Determinants of substrate specificity of SPP/SPPL intramembrane proteases
12 Life Science
Tomohisa Toda (DZNE) Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology
Manipulating nuclear architecture to control neural identity
12 Life Science, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology