Maja Illig

Intern/Master student

Maja Illig


Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Jahnstr. 29, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
E-Mail: maja.illig(at)

About me

I am broadly fascinated by the physics of soft matter and how things work or could be created in a more functional way. As a small child I did handicrafts every day and each thing I created had to have an extra functionality. I got attracted to the biophysical engineering by DNA nanotechnology and then I joined Kerstin’s group to create GUVs with cDICE, hopefully to help creating a functional mimicry of a cell.

Short Bio

since 2020 Master student in physics, Heidelberg University
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
2016 – 2020 ERASMUS stay in Grenoble, France
Bachelor of Science in Physics, TU Dresden, Thesis at Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research