University of Regensburg, Germany
"Ten years ago, I was still in middle school when I knew I wanted to wear a lab coat as a work uniform! My studies were like biking for the « Tour de France », not straightforward and always in a new place! From my small village close to Switzerland, I went to Marseille. I got my bachelor in biochemistry and biological chemistry where I have been fascinated by protein biochemistry and how we could understand their mechanism by biophysical methods. I returned to “the North”, in Lyon, for my master’s degree in structural and functional biochemistry. Finally, I moved to Bordeaux for my Master thesis about the in vitro study of the interaction Tau protein/biomimetic membrane by infra-red spectroscopy, in the Alzheimer’s disease context. Membrane, molecular pathways in the brain, biophysics, nothing was missing to apply for one of the fifteen positions offered by the Neurotrans ETN. In my project, I would like to understand the impact of the phospholipidic membrane composition on the structure and the function of two different mammalian GABA transporters hoping new molecular insights about those essential biological machines."