Darius Mellentin


Contact: mellentin@uni-potsdam.de

After acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Hamburg, Darius continued his studies in Hamburg with a Master of Science in Applied and Molecular Plant Biology which he finished in 2017, researching the role of chromatin remodelers and transposon activity in plants.

During this time he also completed a brief stay at the Elbeklinikum Buxtehude working on molecular cancer research, investigating the role of UV-ray exposure in the development of early skin cancer.

Starting his PhD studies in mid 2017, Darius now works on genetic and molecular analysis of chromosomal determinants of transposon silencing in euchromatin of Arabidopsis thaliana.