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Center for Advanced Imaging (CAI) offers a Master´s Thesis

Experimentelle Masterarbeit "High-Content-Screening und Assay Development"

Das Center for Advanced Imaging (CAi, www.cai.hhu.de) sucht einen Studierenden (m/w/d) für die Durchführung einer experimentellen Masterarbeit im Bereich High-Content-Screening und Assay Development.
Die Masterarbeit ist in ein laufendes Projekt zur Wirkstoffforschung im Rahmen peripherer diabetischer Neuropathien integriert. Im Projekt werden Zellkulturmodelle verwendet, um die zugrundeliegenden Ursachen und phänotypischen Merkmale der Neuropathien besser zu verstehen und Wirkstoffe zu finden, die ihnen entgegenwirken. Im Rahmen der Masterarbeit soll die bereits verwendete Zelllinie F11 weiter charakterisiert und neue Screening Assays etabliert werden. Dies erfolgt hauptsächlich bild-basiert mit unserem High-Content-Screening System OperettaCLS und der entsprechend nachgelagerten Bildauswertung.
Die genaue Ausgestaltung der Masterarbeit wird mit der/dem Bewerber/in gemäß den bisherigen Erfahrungen und/ oder Interessensschwerpunkten durchgeführt werden. Der Praktikumsbeginn kann variabel abgestimmt werden, frühestens jedoch im April 2024.
Bei weiteren Fragen zur Position oder zur Bewerbung (mit Lebenslauf und Zeugnissen), senden Sie eine Email an Anna Hamacher ().

Experimental Vascular Medicine (UKD) offers a Master´s Thesis

The role of the IL-6 signaling pathway on platelet turnover and platelet activation upon acute inflammation (thrombo-inflammation)

We are looking for a highly motivated master´s thesis student, which has a strong interest in the areas of platelet biology, thrombo-inflammation and/or IL-6 signaling for a master´s thesis project. This project will be available starting in March or April 2024 at the working group of Experimental Vascular Medicine, directed by Prof. Dr. Margitta Elvers in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf. The master thesis will be in the context of a Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Project (Project number 500397648).

If you are interested, send your application (including a short CV and your bachelor’s certificates) to and

Master thesis project at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology

Characterization of novel drug candidates for the treatment of cutaneous pain (PDF)

As part of a collaborative project with the German Diabetes Center (Deutsches Diabetes Zentrum (DDZ)), a position for a master thesis is available starting in March/ April 2024 at in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology.

Please send your application as a single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Nicole Teusch ()
Applications should include a short letter of motivation, your CV, your grade certificates from your bachelor and your master course of study and a short abstract of your bachelor thesis.

Master thesis project at the Institute of Biological Information Processing – Molekular- und Zellphysiologie, FZJ

Proton coupling in the bacterial anion transporter DgoT
Living cells use secondary active transporters to selectively transport small molecules across biological membranes. To achieve substrate transport against their concentration gradient, such transporters couple substrate transport to other solutes that are moved along their concentration gradients. In intracellular organelles of mammalian cells, the vast majority of secondary active transporters are proton-coupled; however, the mechanisms underlying this transport coupling remain insufficiently understood. (DOCX)

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Fahlke
Lehrstuhl Biophysik der Zelle Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institute of Biological Information Processing 1 (IBI-1) Zelluläre Biophysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Telefon: +49 2461 61-3016

M. Sc. Position available at the Institute of Neuropathology

Harnessing glucose starvation-induced cell death to target glioblastoma cells (PDF)

Application (including CV and references) should be sent to:
Gabriel Leprivier, PhD;
Institute für Neuropathologie; Universitätsklinikum/Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Master's thesis project available at the Institute for Molecular Physiology

Optimization and application of a proximity labeling tool for in planta use (PDF)

How to apply? Please apply via  by providing a letter of motivation, a short CV and your preferred start date.

More information about Team Signaling. We’re looking forward to your application!

Masterarbeit am Institut für Biologische Informationsprozesse | IBI-7: Strukturbiologie

We are inviting applications for a MSc project (PDF) to be conducted at the Institute of Biological Information Processing (IBI-7: Structural Biochemistry), Forschungszentrum Jülich, in collaboration with Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

Please direct your application via to Prof. Oliver H. Weiergräber

Masterarbeit am Institut für Biochemie und molekulare Biologie, Medizinische Fakultät

Mechanisms regulating mitochondrial cristae formation (PDF)

Candidates will have to apply for the position by email to by providing a letter of motivation and a short CV. This will be followed by an interview.

Master thesis

Generally, students inform themselves about possible Master's theses at the institutes of biology. Information on how to apply to the institutes can also be found on the websites of the individual institutes or in the LSF course catalogue.

In order to register a Master's thesis, the three Master's modules, the 3-month project work and the 2-month module pilot work & project outline must be completed in the two-year Master's programme in Biology (MBIO2). In the one-year Master's programme in Biology (MBIO1), you must have completed the 6-week project internship (with graded examination), as well as the module pilot work & project outline in order to register your thesis in the student portal. The module additional qualifications can be completed in both degree programmes as a follow-up or during the Master's thesis.

The Master's thesis is registered in the student portal under examination registration. Upon registration, the system automatically checks the formal requirements and provides feedback if registration is not possible. If the prerequisite check is successful, the registration is displayed to the first examiner in the system and he or she adds the second examiner. The examination board approves the registration and you will receive an email with the time period of the work and the topic of the thesis.


Students often find a matching institute for their Master's thesis within the Master's modules. If you are interested, it is best to contact the lecturers directly after completing the module. In the case that you have not found a suitable institute during the Master's modules, you would have to initatively apply to institutes for a place for the Master's thesis. Since the institutes are limited in terms of admission capacity, you should start your search early. We have listed helpful tips and avoidable mistakes below under the item: How do I successfully apply for a Master's thesis? There is also the possibility of an external Master's thesis.

After registration of the master's thesis in the student portal (i.e. after official assignment), the student has six months to submit the thesis. Master's theses are always experimental in nature and cannot be replaced by a theoretical master's thesis.

Master's theses are always assigned in consultation with a professor/institute of biology. Therefore, always write to the corresponding professors/institute directors by e-mail.

Requirements for a Master's thesis at a specific institute are:

  • Letter of motivation (Why am I interested in working specifically at your institute?) including the time period you plan to work on your thesis.
  • Sending of a current academic record, as well as a list of Master's modules that have already been accepted in the future.

Exceptions to these requirements are of course always possible in consultation with the professor/institute director.

The thesis topic and supervision is carried out by a professor (Prof.) or by a habilitated research assistant (PD) who works full-time in biology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Exceptions can be approved by the examination board. The examination board also appoints the supervisor.

The Master's thesis is to be assessed by two examiners who are qualified to assign thesis topics (Prof. or PD). At least one of these persons must work full-time at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

It is possible to complete an experimental thesis outside the HHU Biology Department. However, the first examiner must be authorised to conduct examinations (PD or Prof.) and must work full-time in the Department of Biology at HHU.  In general, external Master's theses or Master's theses with external reviewers are exceptions to the rule and must be approved by the examination board. This is done when the topic is assigned in the student portal.

If you do not find a place for the thesis, the Biology Department can allocate you a Master's thesis.  An allocation takes place upon application.

You can complete the project work at the same institute, but you do not have to do it there. Since the Master's thesis is an experimental work, it can be useful or helpful to complete all modules in the same institute. This applies to both MBIO1 and MBIO2 degree programmes.

The 2-month module Project Outline & Pilot Work relates directly to the Master's thesis and must therefore necessarily be done in the same institute as the Master's thesis. In the case of external work, the first examiner from the subject Biology must confirm the module.

Masterarbeit am Institut für Pathologie Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Charakterisierung von humanen Pankreas-Organoiden und Induzierung spezifischer Punktmutationen mittels CRISPR/Cas9 (PDF)

Bei Interesse wenden Sie sich bitte per an:
Dr. rer. nat. Friederike Opitz; Institut für Pathologie Universitätsklinikum/Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Masterarbeit am Institute für Neuropathologie Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Characterizing the type of cell death triggered in cancer cells exposed to glucose deprivation (PDF)

Bei Interesse wenden Sie sich bitte per an:
Gabriel Leprivier, PhD; Institute für Neuropathologie Universitätsklinikum/Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Masterarbeit in der Arbeitsgruppe von Frau Prof. Elvers, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Einfluss von Thrombozyten auf die Pathologie in einem Alzheimer-Mausmodell (docx)

Bei Interesse wenden Sie sich bitte per  an:
Dr. rer. nat. Lili Donner, Klinik für Gefäß – und Endovaskularchirurgie, AG Experimentelle Vaskuläre Medizin,Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Masterarbeit in der Arbeitsgruppe von Frau Prof. Elvers, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Der Einfluss von Erythrozyten und Thrombozyten in der Entstehung des abdominellen Aortenaneurysma – Charakterisierung des intraluminalen Thrombus (docx)

Bei Interesse wenden Sie sich bitte per  an:
Dr. rer. nat., Kim Krott; Arbeitsgruppe Experimentelle Vaskuläre Medizin,Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

Masterarbeit am Institut für Biologische Informationsverarbeitung (IBI-1); Forschungszentrum Jülich

Allel-spezifische Modulation der Expression von Glutamat- Transportern in kultivierten Maus-Neuronen und Astrozyten (docx)

Kontakt: Dr. Peter Kovermann, Institut für Biologische Informationsverarbeitung (IBI-1); FZ Jülich, Abt.: Molekular und Zellphysiologie
/ Tel.: 02461 61 9498

Masterarbeit am Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL

Titel: "Raufutter in der Hühnerhaltung – Auswirkungen auf die Proteinverwertung (PDF)"

Dipl. Ing. Nele Quander-Stoll
Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau FiBL | Ackerstrasse 113 | 5070 Frick | Tel: +41 76 720 49 67| Mobil: +49 163 47 83 432 |

Cardiovascular research laboratory (CVRL) offers a master thesis project

Cardiovascular research laboratory (CVRL) at Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf offers a master thesis project (m/f/d) with the topic
’Pericyte and endothelial interactions in myocardial infarction ‘’ (docx)

Kontakt per

Dr. Ramesh Chennupati (Jnr. Group Leader)
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Klinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie & Angiologie
Director: Prof. Malte Kelm
Gebäude 23.12, Etage E2, Raum 80
Universitätsstr 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-15893

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