My name is Claudia Jasmin Rödel from Bremerhaven, Germany, living and working in Athens Greece and this blog is my attempt to catch up with my past while keeping in touch with the present.

I am a molecular biologist, working as post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dimitris Beis. We are interested in the development of the vertebrate heart, using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model species. Traditionally, I have been an evolutionary-developmental biologist, working exclusively on invertebrate models, such as the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and the red-flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. During my undergrad I worked with the stick insect Carauisus morosus –  and of course, all in the light of evolution. The switch to zebrafish was a refreshing change into the world of vertebrates, it is a beautiful model with wonderfully transparent embryos. Much like Drosophila, it is a very speedy developer, within a day they go from zygote to a proper little fish with a beating heart and circulating blood.

So theres is a brave new world of next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques waiting for me to be conquered and as I am getting used to the idea of not spending all of my time at the bench anymore, but in front of a PC, I am beginning to understand how powerful NGS can really be… .

And the artist of this work is the one who keeps me busy outside of the lab 🙂

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2 Responses to About

  1. citlali says:

    I´have to say.. I had a big smile while reading your words!!! I stumbled on your site and I just wanted to post something for you!!!!

    Wie geht es dir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ICh habe auf einmal soo gute Erinnerungen aus Göttingen!!!!

    Ich schicke dir eine riesen Umarmung


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