Portrait von Dr. sc. hum. Nicole Hecht
Hecht, M.Sc.

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

seit 2015

PhD student at the Research Centre for Experimental Orthopaedics at Heidelberg University Hospital / Laboratory of Prof. Wiltrud Richter

2012 – 2015

Master studies at  the "Freie Universität Berlin".  Master  thesis at the Robert Koch-Institut in Berlin: "Pathogenic determinants of hepatitis E virus infection"

2000 – 2012

Bachelor studies of Biology at the "Freie Universität Berlin". Bachelor thesis at the 'Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung' in Berlin: "Study of the microbiological growth of a model biofilm on different materials at distinct environmental conditions"

Scientific focus

Identification and characterisation of miRNA profiles during biomechanical stimulation and mechanotransduction of chondrocytes and adult mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) in chondrogenic differentiation

Cartilage biology: Chondrocytes and MSC biology, Chondrogenesis, RNA and miRNA biology, Gene profiling, Biomechanic