Cathrin Hansen

Cathrin Hansen



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Enthusiastic, thoughtful, direct, highly motivated, energetic, positive and team-orientated; these are the primary qualities to briefly describe my personality. These qualities drove autonomous work during my Bachelor thesis that led to a patent application and a successful internship in Canada participating in two projects during my master program with an authorship in 2020. My main interests are in Immunology and Neuroscience, and I am currently extending my knowledge with a PhD program in the field of Resolution of Neuroinflammation using lipid mediators in Multiple Sclerosis research



10/2019 – to date             Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marie-Curie Fellowship – PhD. Candidate
Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology (MCBI)
“Fighting chronic neuroinflammation in Multiple Sclerosis using bioactive lipid mediators.”


10/2016 – 10/2019           University of Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Master of Science in Molecular Life Science - Focus: Neuroscience Degree: 1.6

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Thesis: The activation of calcium-mediated signaling pathways in brain endothelial cells
PMID: 31896584


10/2013 – 01/2016           University of Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Life Science, Degree: 2.2

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Thesis: Optimization of a hairpin ribozyme reaction for the controlled circularization of RNA, Degree: 1.0




02/2019 – 10/2019           Student assistant, University of Lübeck, Germany

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology: Electrophysiology: Primary cell culture (PBEC), Ca2+-Imaging, kinase activity profiling (PamGene, microarrays), AVV production, qPCR, etc.


04/2018 – 11/2018           Laboratory Internship, Université Laval, CERVO Research Center, CANADA

Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience: In vivo Imaging techniques, molecular profiling of microglial cells (TRAP), experimental models of brain ischemia (MCAO), OVX in mice, confocal microscopy, etc.

Manuscript in process


02/2017 – 04/2018           Student assistant, University of Lübeck, Germany

Institute of Neurogenetics: Serum/Plasma extractions, DNA Isolation


08/2016 – 02/2017           Student assistant, University of Lübeck, Germany

Institute of Molecular Medicine: Development of a protocol for RNA-circularization via hairpin ribozyme; 1D & 2D-PAGE, RT-PCR, Primer design, RNA Extraction, etc.

Manuscript in process

Temporary title and authors: Controlled circularization of RNA: Hansen, C.; Müller, S.; Petkovic, S.; (Patent application completed)


04/2013 – 07/2013           Internship and freelance work (editorial department)

                                               Harburg Zeitungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG


10/2012 – 02/2013           Language student, Escuela Bellavista, Santiago de Chile

Spanish Course: Level: B1


08/2012 – 10/2012           Au Pair Work, South Carolina, USA

English Course: Level: B2




Languages:                          German: Native Speaker, English: fluent in speech and writing, Spanish: B1,
French: A2, Dutch: A1/A2


Computer:                           MS Office, Latex, Fiji, Prism 8, Ai, Ps, BioNavigator 6, Cytoscape, Java (basics), MATLAB (basics), R (basics) etc.


Course:                               Certificate of ordinance on the protection against dangers arising from X-Rays, Basic animal course certificate (Canada, Université Laval), Basic animal course certificate - specific in rodents (Amsterdam, NL, 2020)


Scholarship:                        Horizon network – Marie-Curie Fellowship 2019-2023
                                          PROMOS program – advertised from German Academic Exchange Service


Student council:                 Member, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Lübeck (2018-2019)


M.Sc. Cathrin Hansen| MSCA-ESR I  PhD. candidate
Dept. Molecular Cell Biology & Immunology
Amsterdam Neuroscience & MS center Amsterdam
Location VUmc | O2 building, room 12W01 | De Boelelaan 1108, 1081HZ Amsterdam
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