Diploma Thesis

My diploma thesis in biology about radiation-induced reactive oxygen species in fibroblasts.

Company: GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Time: 02/2009-11/2009

Role: Researcher

Publication: doi:10.1093/jrr/rru083

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After irradiation, many cell types begin to increase the production of reactive oxygen species (oxygen radicals). This overproduction lasts for about a week and is probably related to a radiation-induced cell cycle arrest (the cells stop dividing). In this thesis and the resulting paper, I characterized this response with X-ray and carbon ion irradiation.

This thesis was set entirely in InDesign. I cannot recommend at all doing this under a deadline.