Kevin Jahnke

Ph.D. student

Portrait Kevin Jahnke

Contact

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Jahnstr. 29, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 6221 486-439
E-Mail: kevin.jahnke(at)mr.mpg.de

Twitter: @KeJahnke

About me

I am a (the first!) PhD student in the Göpfrich Group working on the bottom-up assembly and dynamic actuation of synthetic cells. More specifically, I combine DNA nanotechnology and microfluidics to construct fully synthetic functional units from scratch. I am especially interested in the construction of dynamic systems that can react to external-stimuli. Before my work here, I studied physics at Heidelberg University and conducted my master thesis in the group of Prof. Joachim Spatz at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and Prof. Ulrich Keyser at Cambridge University.
Furthermore, I am currently the external PhD-representative of the Max Planck Institute of Medical Research.

Short Bio

since 2019 Ph.D. student, Biophysical Engineering Group
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
2018 – 2019 M.Sc. student and ERASMUS student
Department of Cellular Biophysics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK