ESR 12 – Elsa Peev


SupervisorProf. Thomas Carell

Host: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

Country of origin: Switzerland

Research: Modification, stability, degradation, and analysis of nucleic acids.

Aim to develop tool and technics in biotechnology that will contribute to the effort on new sequencing and imaging method for the epigenetic base of DNA. Cell culture work regarding application of nucleic acid, therapeutic and vaccines.

Scientific background:

  • 2016-2019, University of Geneva (UNIGE) bachelor in Biochemistry
  • 2019-2021, Master in Chemical Biology, program of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) organized jointly by the University of Geneva and l’Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL).
    • Feb 2020 – Jun 2021, Master research project in Prof. Winssinger’s group (UNIGE) on the characterization of the covalent engagement of a potential therapeutic agent with its target protein. She achieved her master thesis in June 2021 and worked until the end of July 2021 as scientific collaborator for the Prof. Winssinger.

Personal background:

She comes from Switzerland. She has interest in visual arts, politics, history, and rugby but my passion is learning and understanding natural sciences. With this fascination, and as she quickly gained an interest for interdisciplinary subjects that combined chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics, there is then no better place for her than NATURE-ETN to do her PhD. NATURE-ETN offers a great opportunity to combine this different field in innovative, ambitious, and challenging project in nucleic acids biotechnology.