Taniya Chakraborty



Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
Jahnstr. 29, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 6221 486-432
E-Mail: taniya.chakraborty(at)mr.mpg.de

Twitter: @TaniyaChkrabort

About me

I am fascinated by the origins of life. How we can synthesize life in laboratory using the simple chemical molecules? Currently, I am working as postdoc in the Göpfrich Group. I am using DNA/RNA nanotechnology and microfluidics to build components for synthetic cells. During my PhD, I developed a light-based communication model in a synthetic cell using bioluminescence and photoswitchable proteins in Prof. Seraphine Wegner’s lab.

Short Bio

2022 – present Post-Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
2019 – 2022 Guest Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
University of Münster, Münster, Germany
2018 – 2021 Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
2016 – 2017 Junior Research Fellow, JNCASR, Bangalore, India
2014 – 2016 Master in Biotechnology, VIT University, Vellore, India
2011 – 2014 B.Sc in Biotechnology, WBUT, Kolkata, India