Is a Post-doc in Julia Kehr’s group at the University of Hamburg. He obtained his Master in molecular life sciences from the University of Luebeck working on flaviviral proteases. Steffen hen joined the lab of Julia Kehr to work on the functional and structural characterisation of three phloem mobile proteins for his PhD thesis. He gained also international experience as a lab intern at the Karolinska Institute (Division of Molecular Structural Biology) and DUKE-NUS in Singapore. His expertise is in protein purification, RNA binding assays, protein assays, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, small angle X-Ray scattering, protein crystallization, microscale thermophoresis and RNA synthesis.
In PLAMORF Steffen is mainly occupied with the identification and characterization of phloem mobile RNA binding proteins, the quantification of RNA binding and elucidation of structural features upon RNA binding.
2018: Phloem Sap Sampling from Brassica napus for 3D-PAGE of Protein and Ribonucleoprotein Complexes; J Vis Exp, doi: 10.3791/57097
2017: Functional analysis of Brassica napus phloem protein and ribonucleoprotein complexes; New Phytol., doi: 10.1111/nph.14405
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