We are accepting Bachelor and Master students. If you are interested please contact Bettina Böttcher.
We have many different projects, which involve different skills and methodologies.
Optimization of expression systems for the expression of large proteins
Development of purification protocols for endogenous and over expressed complexes
Electron microscopy and image processing for quality control of purified protein-complexes
Electron cryo microscopy of vitrified samples for structure determination
Image processing of electron microscopic data
Methods development in sample preparation for electron cryo microscopy… in particular targeting organic supramolecular complexes in none aqueous systems
Development and optimization of data acquisition schemes for electron cryo microscopy
Many of these projects involve collaborations with other groups or are interdisciplinary. Most projects are targeted for students with a background in Biochemistry. However, we also welcome students with a strong background in chemistry, physics and/or with programming skills for methods development and optimization of procedures.