Master students in our lab get the chance to participate in current research topics. Each student works on his/her own project which is usually part of one of the main research projects in the lab. We are using a broad spectrum of up-to date molecular biological, biochemical and cell biological methods such as DNA cloning, yeast genetic methods, protein expression and purification, purification of protein complexes (TAP purification) and fluorescence microscopy. Many important scientific results that contributed to publications from our research group have been achieved by our master students. Usually, master students also get the opportunity to attend a national or international research conference. Furthermore, if interested, students can participate in teaching by becoming employed as assistants ("Studentische MitarbeiterInnen in der Lehre") in lab courses offered at our Institute. Motivated students who are interested in a master thesis in our group are welcome to contact either Helmut Bergler (60S projects) or Brigitte Pertschy (40S projects)
Project students work on an own small project under the supervision of one of the members of our group. Although students are already integrated into the research projects of the group, the main purpose of the project labs is to let students become familiar with experimental techniques and to teach them how to plan and independently perform experiments. Project labs are also a good way to get an insight into the research in our group, especially for students with potential interest in a master project.
Interested students with a basic practical education and theoretical background in molecular biology who have already absolved the molecular biology courses I and II (or have equivalent experiences) are welcome to do a practical in our lab. Practical students usually work together with our master or PhD students and get the chance to learn new methods and gain practical experience. Practical students who work in the lab for at least four weeks (40 hours per week) can get 5 ECTS credits for the course "Laborpraxis II", which can be used for "Freie Wahlfächer". If you are interested in doing a practical in our lab, please contact Helmut Bergler or Brigitte Pertschy