Whether analytical measuring methods, gene sequencing, or applied cell experiments, all of this is part of basic sciences, which we represent as a Section of the BEM Editorial. We aim to impart methodological competence since reviewing unknown methods is also part of the learning process. We are currently a team of 8 people from 3 different cities across Germany. What connects us is our passion for research and the desire to bring new scientific findings from bench to bedside!
Hi, I am Lara. Having studied biology and biochemistry in Germany and abroad, I am now pursuing my PhD in medical microbiology at the University Clinic in Bonn. I am an infection research enthusiast and with my initials – LB – I just had to work with bacteria.
As a section editor, I’m busy coordinating the team’s efforts and finding solutions to keep our project going. As I also aim to create a beneficial working climate, I’d best be compared to a well-tempered shaker in the lab. I find it very enriching to be in contact with motivated students who want to publish with BEM.
Hi, my name is Ke and I am a medical student in Berlin. I am passionate about the microbiome, art, cooking and Berlin Exchange Medicine. Currently, I am a visiting student at Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School. If I were a laboratory device in a parallel universe, I would be a bunsen burner, because I am always on fire.
Hej, I’m Jonathan. I have spent some time in beautiful Sweden to study molecular biology, but now I’m just another med student from Berlin in the BEM team (not that there’s anything wrong with that). In my previous studies, I have developed two things: My curiosity about basic medical sciences, especially genetics and genomics, and the realisation that I’m far too similar to that one freezer in the corner of your lab: Not very well organised (some would say quite a chaos…), but if you spend some time with it, you’ll probably find something very interesting.
As one of the section editors for Basic and Translational Sciences at BEM, I get to work directly with our authors and reviewers during the publication process. I am most excited about this opportunity to work with many interesting examples of student-driven research and help to make those accessible to a larger community.
Hi, I’m Emily. I’m a medical student from Münster and enjoy being one of the editors for Basic and Translational Sciences at BEM.
Besides that, not long after starting my doctoral thesis in radiology, I recognized that I’m confusingly similar to MR scanners: they are running all the time, you can’t shut them down and - to be honest - most of the time nobody understands what’s going on, but in the end you somehow get your results.
Hi, I’m Sophia. Originally, I am from beautiful Hamburg but have been studying medicine in Münster for the past five years. Basic and translational medical research have always captured my interest which is why I decided to also study Experimental Medicine. My doctoral thesis about Sonic Hedgehog was a further chance to gather profound lab experience. Recently, I decided to expand my skill set to include bioinformatic dry lab methods such as scRNA-seq analysis. The algorithms that can be applied to interpret omics data have some similarity to me at the current stage in my education – they try to recognize patterns and find solutions, but can perform better with good mentorship and valuable input.
Hello, I am Lea.
Having survived the cultural shock of moving from a small town in the beautiful Taunus to the big, bright and pulsing capital, I am now a 7th semester medical student at Charité, Berlin. While working in the lab, I often feel like a detective in a foreign country, as I try to track down ex-ILC3s that hide by acting like an ILC1 and aim to understand their conversation with macrophages, in a language that still seems enigmatic to me. My partner in crime has become the microscope, my magnifying glass that accompanies every good detective. It helps me to dive deep into the world of intestinal macrophages but also allows to step away and overlook the great picture.
As a BEM-Newbie, I am looking forward to closely working together with our authors and reviewers and to help giving student-driven research a platform.