Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Reinard

Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Reinard
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Herrenhäuser Straße 2
30419 Hannover
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Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Reinard
Address
Herrenhäuser Straße 2
30419 Hannover
Building
Room
Positions
Executive Board
Representatives for research staff
Institute of Plant Genetics
Safety Officers
Institute of Plant Genetics
Representatives for research staff
Examination Board, Plant Biotechnology (BSc) / (MSc)
Representatives for research staff
Admissions Board for MSc Life Science
Research Staff

FOCUS IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Our group focuses on the production of pharmaceutically relevant proteins in duckweed and diatoms.

Dr. Reinard offers courses in Biology, Life Science Molecular and Applied Plant Sciences as well as Plant Biotechnology for the Bachelor's programs. Within the Master's program, courses for the MSc Life Science and MSc Plant Biotechnology courses are provided.
Dr. Reinard was awarded with the Teaching Award 2018 of the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

For all degree courses, the Plant Biotechnology Research section offers suggestions for topics for final theses.

ENGAGEMENT IN TEACHING

  • Methods in Molecular Biology

    The methods used in molecular biology are developing incredibly fast. Just a few years ago, the sequencing of a complete genome would have been perceived as a mere utopia. Today, it is common practice to work with synthetically produced DNAs and clone 10 DNA fragments simultaneously into a plasmid. Knowledge about the possible applications as well as the underlying principles of current methods in molecular biology is therefore of utmost importance. Only with this knowledge can the limitations and sources of error of the methods be identified and avoided.

    The textbook Molkularbiologische Methoden 2.0, (German language)  by Dr. Reinard, on which the lecture is based, was published in the 3rd edition in 2021.

  • Advanced methods in Molecular Biology

    After establishing the basic principles of molecular biology and bioinformatics in the bachelor's courses, this module focuses on advanced and very current methods.

    The module is offered for the master's courses in Life Science and Plant Biotechnology. During the lecture period, the students prepare a proposal for a research project. From all submitted projects, one will be selected, which will be carried out by all students during their internship.

  • Exchange programme with the Northeastern University Boston (NEU)

    As part of the exchange program with the Northeastern University Boston, students of the NEU can also make a Research Co-op at the Leibniz University in Hannover. Please note that in Hannover only the LUH is involved in the program and none of the other local universities. Since the exchange is with the faculty of Natural Science, students from Biology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry are most suited to do a Co-op in Hannover.