Isabelle Relling

Why this profession?

I have always been interested in natural sciences, especially biology. So I decided to study biology at the University of Kassel and finished my diploma degree in March 2015. The most interesting field was molecular biology, and I focused my studies on biochemistry, genetics and microbiology. I absolved internships in the microbiology lab at the Asklepios Klinik in Hamburg and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology in Potsdam. During my internship at the Fraunhofer Institute, I decided to do my diploma thesis there. I did the research for my thesis on “Parallel detection of illicit drugs by immunological methods” in Dr. Seitz’ group, “Biomarker Validation and Assay Development” .

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

The Research Training Group “Genes, Environment and Inflammation” combines natural science and medical science and provides an international platform for scientists. If offers a comprehensive range of workshops and training courses. The interdisciplinary research areas make it easier to come into contact with other scientists and network with them. Moreover, the RTG provides a very well-organized PhD program comprised of meetings and workshops to prepare PhD students for their scientific career.