About the interviewer: I am Amir Kayvanjoo, a PhD student in the field of Molecular Biomedicine at LIMES institute, research group of Dr. Mass, University of Bonn. I have done my bachelor in Biology-Animal Sciences in Iran and later my Master in Life Sciences Informatics with the focus on data science and chemoinformatics at the University of Bonn. In a series of articles, I would … Continue reading From pipets and antibodies to computers and algorithms – wet-lab versus dry-lab
Years ago, when I finished school, a small but special human population termed mom and dad expected me to decide what to do with my life. “Benedikt, do something meaningful!” my parents said. Thus, highly motivated I enrolled at the University of Bonn and started studying biology. That was amazing! Everything was fantastic and my fellow students and me were the opposite of focused: A … Continue reading Interdisciplinarity – Thinking outside the box
What do maths, physics, informatics, chemistry and medicine have in common? On the first glance: not too much – within the broad field of natural sciences those are widely divergent disciplines. We expect the stereotypical mathematician in front of a giant black board scratching his ingenious head and the physicist working at CERN chasing new, unknown subatomic particles explaining the world. And sure, computer scientists … Continue reading New series: Going interdisciplinary – Beyond the borders of Immunology
You are reading an immunology blog and we are featuring a trained mathematician. What the hell went wrong here? Nothing at all! You just encountered the first article of our new series: “Going interdisciplinary – Beyond the borders of Immunology”. Our interviewee is Hannah Mayer, who is about to finish her PhD at the Institute of Applied Mathematics with Prof Anton Bovier working on modelling … Continue reading Immunology + Maths = ?
Eva Beins recently completed a two-week internship at the Takeoka Lab in Tokyo, Japan to learn about “Nanosheet technology” and how to apply it to her PhD project. Eva is pursuing her PhD at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry , where she studies the role of the endocannabinoid system in neuroinflammation and psychiatric disorders. Eva already specialized in her Masters on Neuroscience and is also … Continue reading Finding your way in Tokyo – Eva’s internship at Waseda University