Kerstin Schmitz, MTLA

Research Associate

Centre of Toxicology


  • Technician - "Medico-Technical Laboratory Assistant", Heinrich Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, 1991-1993

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate, "Institut für Prävention und Arbeitsmedizin" (IPA), Bochum, Germany, 2003-
  • Research Associate, "Abteilung für Hygiene, Sozial- und Umweltmedizin", Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, 2002-2003
  • Research Associate, "Neurologie der Universitätsklinik Essen", University of Essen, Germany, 1998-2002
  • Research Associate, "Allergologische Arbeitsgruppe der HNO-Klinik", Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, 1996-1998
  • Research Associate, "C. und O. Vogt-Institut für Hirnforschung", Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, 1994-1996
  • Research Associate, "Kinder-Immunlabor", Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany, 1993-1994

Work Experience

  • Establishment and Care of Permanent and Primary Cell Cultures
  • Preparation of Single Cell Suspensions derived from Blood or Tissue
  • COMET-Assay
  • SHE-Assay
  • nNOS- and iNOS-Assay
  • Design and Development of ELISPOT-Assays
  • Development and Realisation of ELISA-Assays
  • RIA-Assays
  • Lymphocyte Transformation Assay
  • B-Cell-Stimulation for Immunoglobulin-Synthesis In-Vitro
  • Animal and Surgical Sample Preparation for Histology (Cryo-Sectioning, Paraffin Embedding and Sectioning)
  • Histological and Immunohistochemical Staining
  • Nonradioactive In-Situ-Hybridization for DNA and mRNA
  • PCR and RT-PCR
  • Western Blot Analysis
  • 1D- and 2D-Gel Electrophoresis for Protein Analysis
  • Assistance in animal experiments
  • Clean-up of Human Blood Samples for the Detection of Dioxin and PCBs

Special Training / Courses

  • Training Course "2-D Fluorescence Difference Gel Electrophoresis", Integrierte Funktionelle Genomik, University Münster, Germany, May 2006
  • Training Course “SHE-Assay”, BASF-AG Ludwigshafen, Germany, Nov. 2005
  • Training Course “Handling Micro-Manipulators”, Luigs&Neumann, Ratingen, Germany, July 2003
  • Radiation Training Course “Category 3 Radiation Work”, Haus der Technik, Essen, Germany, July 2003
  • Training Course “Working with small animals: mice, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits” University Clinic Essen, Germany, Jan. 2000


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