Technische Universität München
Can you explain your research within Virofight in 2 sentences?
I perform the Neutralization Assays in order to show the supremacy of our technology in comparison to using antibodies alone.
What do your friends and family think of what you are doing in the lab?
Actually, most of them do not have any idea. I think they probably imagine me pouring colourful solutions from one flask to another.
What are you really doing? What’s your favourite/least task or method to do in the lab?
Since I am doing my PhD and am working on three different projects, I perform many different tasks. I like to come up with new ideas to test a certain theory and of course the best feeling is when that method actually worked and you can see a result you have been hoping for.
What is the major challenge in research for you?
I think the major challenge is to keep going even if experiments fail. After all, this happens all the time, but the feeling you get when everything falls right into place is very rewarding.
Cell or Nature? Nature
PC or Mac? PC
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
What is your personal highlight in Virofight up to now?
The in-person meeting this year (2022) after a period where we would only see each other via Zoom. It was great to finally meet everyone and to have casual chats with all the members.
What’s your favourite thing to do outside the lab?
I like going to concerts and festivals. I go bouldering and try to get some travelling done from time to time. Also, I like to meet up with friends to play card- and boardgames.