Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology

Antje Hutschenreuther Bio    CV    Publications

Recent position:

2011 - 2012

Research assistance at the Institute of Toxicology, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig

Project: Generation of recombinant adenoviruses for research concerning cardiac failure, testing the viruses for transfection different cell culture systems

2008 - 2011

Research assistance at the Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty in cooperation with the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Mineralogy and Chemistry, University of Leipzig


1. Scientific research about energy metabolism of tumor cells. In particular about the impact of the glyoxalase 1 enzyme activity on tumor related physiological parameter and biochemical characteristics of breast cancer cell lines

2. Method development for metabolite profiling of adherent growing cells using gas-chromatography, mass spectrometry

2006 - 2008 Research assistance at the institute of pharmaceutical biology
Project: Testing of anti-borreliosis activity of plant extracts from Cistus creticus L.

Teaching experience:


Practical students courses in systematic botany, phytochemistry and cytology for pharmacy students


Practical student’s courses in quantitative analysis with gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry for chemistry master students

Academic Education:


Study of Biology at the University of Greifswald and the University of Leipzig: Main subjects: Systematic botany and tropical botanic, plant physiology, ecology and biochemistry

Diploma thesis: Thermoluminescence measurements on medicinal plants. Analysis of high temperature signals of Artemisia annua L.


2008 – 2011

Hans-Boeckler-Foundation research grant for the project: Modulation of glyoxalase 1 expression in breast cancer cells - analysis of functional parameter biochemical characteristics.