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Two PhD positions available

We currently have two open PhD student positions, funded by the DFG for three years. You can find the essentials on jobRxiv or a more detailed PDF as download available below. 202110-student-job-advertDownload

How not to apply for a position in our lab

We are getting an increasing amount of requests for students' placements. Unfortunately, many of those emails are very generic and for example do not mention when they want to join us, nor why they want to work in our lab, nor what their backgrounds and skills are. This kind of emails tends to get one... Continue Reading →

Changes in student staff

Petra, who joined us in September, has finished her bachelor internship. Thanks to COVID19 and social distancing, we could not have a leaving get-together as we'd like, but Petra brought cake anyway. And left this little note: Her project did not go at all as expected (or hoped) - turns out our hypothesis was wrong!... Continue Reading →

Towards more reproducible science?

When reading scientific literature, one of my pet peeves is definitely the methods section. "Plasmid X was described here" - but it wasn't. "Protein purification was detailed in earlier work" - but you have to go through 10 sequentially cited papers to find the original source. If you're lucky, you may find what you're looking... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions

Even in the middle of the still-raging SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, we think that climate is a topic we shouldn't forget. Therefore our New Year's Resolution: also in the lab less plastic, more re-use... Glass bottles instead of falcons for solutions; re-using plastics where possible. We always welcome suggestions to make our lab more sustainable!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This year, we have closed the lab a bit earlier than usual. The Netherlands, where some of us live, are in a lockdown since the 14th, Germany followed a day later. We've frozen down our cells, we've cleaned up our benches and closed the door behind us. Hopefully we'll be back somewhere in January -... Continue Reading →

So, what do you actually DO?

Do you know that moment? When you are meeting your new boyfriends' parents, or are at this neighbourhood party. They all know you're a scientist, but now they would like to know what you actually DO. You may start to sweat a little, because how do you explain all the intricacies of - enter your... Continue Reading →

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