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Maximilian Stammnitz

Maximilian Stammnitz

MPhil Student


Biography:

Max is working on Tasmanian Devil Transmissible Cancer genetics, covering mainly computational analyses of next-generation DNA sequencing.

He has joined the Transmissible Cancer Group in 2015, after completing an MPhil degree in computational biology at the Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). Prior to his studies in Cambridge, he majored in biology at the universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg in Germany, with a primary focus on molecular biology. In 2013, Max participated in the synthetic biology iGEM competition, during which his team Freiburg widely re-engineered a CRISPR/Cas9 system for mammalian cells. He has spent a full year in the Bahian Atlantic Rainforest and undertook internships in environmental laboratories in Brazil, Spain and Germany. By studying and mining Tasmanian devil genome sequences, Max' research involves conservation fieldwork, wet-laboratory and computational tasks.

Key Publications

Agne, M., *Stammnitz, M.R., et al. (2014). Modularized CRISPR/dCas9 Effector Toolkit for Target-Specific Gene Regulation. ACS Synthetic Biology 3(12). doi:10.1021/sb500035y

 *Joint-first authorship between 18 fellow students

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