Lab rotations, BSc and MSc theses

Join the lab and perform your own research! The projects of rotations and theses are usually part of an ongoing PhD project and Master theses often lead to co-authorships (see below). Your bench work will usually be supervised by a PhD student and in addition, we will discuss your results regularly.


My aim is to support you in performing your research in an independent way both technically and intellectually. You should want to work and analyze your results independently, like to search and read the relevant literature, integrate into a collaborative environment, enjoy scientific discussions and be interested in developmental, neural or evolutionary topics or in developing novel transgenic tools in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum.


Knock down of gene function by RNAi, analysis of mutants, in situ hybridization, embryology, cloning of constructs and generation of transgenic animals, optimizing the RNAi technique, in vivo imaging

Authorships of former Master and Diploma students:

(authorships:1=first/shared first author 2=co-author 3=in prep)
Christoph Schomburg, Peter Kitzmann1/2, Julia Ulrich2, Anna Stief, Julia Lauterbach, Kathrin Hillebrand1, Inga Schild, Anna Gilles2, Julia Schanda1, Hendrikje Hein2, Daniela Grossmann1, Louis Boell1/2, Frank Ruge2, Nina Kreuzer2, Johannes Schinko1

I am interested - what should I do?

If you are interested please contact me via e-mail and tell me about your preferred topics, the techniques you are most interested in and the approximate starting time of your rotation/thesis.


If you wish to stay for some time in the lab with an ERASMUS or other exchange programs please enquire (see above). Let us discuss what small project I can offer, which would fit your interest.