Doris Brentrup

Doris Brentrup

Staff Scientist

dbrentr@gwdg.de

Nature . . . what a simple word for all of the awesome creations . . . Since I remember I was fascinated by Planet Earth keeping me in an indecisive state on what to focus my interests first. I studied Biology at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and finished my education with the dissertation on a parasitic wasp, Pimpla turionellae. This insect displays an early cleavage pattern which prompted me to generate tandems and to transplant nuclei in early development. Joining the lab of Markus Noll at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, I entered the world of molecular development and genetics with my new model organism Drosophila melanogaster. It was still the era of chromosomal walking, cloning, and gaining knowledge in the function of genes by generating mutants. When I met Herbert Jäckle, the head of the Dept. of Molecular Developmental Biology at MPIbpc in Göttingen, I faithfully accompanied him until his retirement. Just staying on the floor I was absorbed by the planarian world and the Rink department. I want to finish my fly work studying the interplay of early maternally driven mitoses with zygotically driven ones in terms of tumorigenesis. The Rink group will be supported by keeping both eyes on occupational health and safety, first aid and fire protection.

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