(RT-)PCR, Molecular Cloning (Gateway, Gibson, Goldengate), Microinjection, TALEN, CRISPR, Transgenes, Mutagenesis, In Situ Hybridization, NGS, Array-CGH.
PhD: Transcriptional Regulation of Embryonic Zebrafish Forebrain Development
Postdoc: Paediatric Human Genetics – Skeletal Malformations
The Gene of the Week Blog, ELSI/ELSA, Race and Genetics, Forensic Genetics, GMOs in Agriculture, Whole-genome sequencing, DTC testing, Outreach and Education.
How a single fertilized egg cell starts to divide and eventually give rise to all the very different cells of an adult organism tissues.
Abortion, Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnostics, Potentiality arguments, Embryonic Stem Cells.
Degenerative Diseases, Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, De- and Redifferentiation in vitro and in vivo.
Why, since when and for which research questions scientists widely use zebrafish as a model organism.
Transparent larvae that develop outside of the mother organism make zebrafish a prime model organism for embryology and other preclinical studies.
As small vertebrate predators, zebrafish have a complex brain and allow cost-efficient behavioral tracking and analyses.
Neurulation, Patterning of the Neural Tube, From Morphogens to Transcription Factors, Neuronal Differentiation, Axogenesis and Regenerative Approaches.
Neural circuit research aims at filling a knowledge gap that persists between the well-studied molecular processes in single neurons and the analysis of brain area activities or behavior.
The neural substrates of mental processes and Neuropsychology.
What’s the relationship of thoughts or emotions and the body or brain? How can we conceptualize mental causation and free will?
Knowledge and how we gain it. From Aristotle to contemporary thinkers.
Political and Legal Aspects of Science and Technology, (Bio)ethics.