Curriculum Vitae Dr. Mathias Hentrich

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  • PhD in natural sciences awarded with summa cum laude
  • Excellent performance (motivated by an achievement-oriented environment)
  • Distinct research skills on-/offline
  • High degree of working independently, also while dealing with new topics
  • Self-motivation (enthusiasm, optimism)
  • Vision and courage for innovations
  • Reliability and responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship, leadership experience, team management
  • Emotional intelligence (empathy, communicative competence)
  • Ability to change perspective and analytical skills
  • Long-term and sustainable orientation
  • Very good IT and programming skills
  • Resilience and flexibility
  • Intensive experience abroad (worldwide)
  • Interesting and challenging projects
  • Assignment abroad
  • Insights
  • Passionate people
  • Synergies
  • Unexplored places
  • Something new / broaden my horizont
  • Really good/tasty/delicious/awesome food

Mathias Hentrich, born in 1982 in the heart of Germany, first learned to appreciate the nature and later the cities. In parallel to his entrepreneurial activities as a self-employed IT consultant, he graduated as a Bachelor and Master of Science, founded two registered associations and supported many university committees as an active member. In 2010 he graduated at the Ruhr-University Bochum as a PhD of Natural Sciences in the field of molecular biology 1.5 years faster than average with summa cum laude. He was also awarded with a PhD scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation and a university scholarship of the Ruhr-University Research School, honoring his achievements in his research studies as well as his volunteer activities.

After he finished his doctorate he decided to face another challenge: He travelled all seven continents on his own traversing via land and water transportation. In two years he covered more than 200,000 km, explored 60 countries and interviewed hundreds of people from different cultures. But most important he became friends with the locals he met. After his return, Mathias Hentrich focused on his interest in information technology and taught himself new programming languages, designed automated trading strategies for forex and futures markets and supervised the development of a backtesting platform. He also pursuit his academic career in 2013 and 2014 by publishing three new peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals. He is currently working at Accenture Strategy.

In his free time he likes to indulge in good food, doing sports and enjoys photography.

  • since 11/2014
    Technology Strategy
  • 04/2002 - 10/2014
    BSV Hentrich, Dr. Hentrich Consulting
    IT services, consulting, project work, maintenance contracts
    - Founder of own company focusing on IT services and consulting.
    - Clients: medium-sized to international companies, individuals.
    In 2002 I decided to develop my free-time wise interest in IT further by starting my own IT business "BSV Hentrich". The company provides consulting and marketing services in the field pertaining to web development. Also the installation and maintenance of networks and training courses through to the administration of customized software solutions were part of services. Clients included private commissions (e.g. managers, doctors, professors, accountants) and various companies (e.g. private hospital, public facilities, medium-sized to international companies).
  • 11/2012 - 09/2014
    Project Manager / Developer
    Joint Venture
    Financial markets, programming, probability analysis, algorithm development
    - Administration of the development of a backtesting framework for the forex and futures market, which statistically evaluates news and messages in real time, shows correlations and approximates trading recommendations based on tick data.
    - Programming of trading strategies (Algorithmic Trading) in Python and C#.
  • 09/2010 - 09/2012
    Around the world / international experience
    World travel, journalism, interviews, documentation
    - A nonstop solo circumnavigation on the land and water across all seven continents and three oceans.
    - After completing the doctorate, I realized:
    "Thinking out of the box is not enough – I’m also curious to experience the whole world."
    During this two-year journey, I was able to experience different cultures from 60 countries in a genuine way. I aimed for direct interaction with the locals while travelling, to gather unbiased experiences and widen my horizon. The interaction with many different cultures also taught me exceptional views on life and alleged issues. In particular the extreme moments in war areas, slums, nature uniqueness and the other people's views gave me an inexhaustible fund of boundless motivation and inspiration. I documented the 200,000 km journey in detail by GPS, daily notes, >40,000 photos and 36 hours of HD video footage including more than 200 video interviews with over 40 languages. Further publications are planned.
    --> Visited countries and the complete route on a map.
  • 06/2007 - 06/2010
    Postgraduate / Research Associate
    Research, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Plant Hormones
    - Project related research and regular employment at research institute.
    - Supervision of basic and advanced tutorials, mentoring of graduate students.
  • 10/2006 - 11/2006
    Kallisto Webservices, GmbH
    IT, customer acquisition, location analysis, contract design
    - Contributing to the buildup of an online order center for restaurants (precursor of today’s GmbH).
    - Independent B2B marketing responsible for the expansion of business development and product innovation.
    As a freelancer I was responsible for customer recruitment focusing on location analysis, draft of agreements and advertising. In less than two months I was able to establish a successful online order center in the region of Velbert and its surrounding areas. The department of Kallisto Webservices in which I was active, merged later with another company to today's GmbH.
  • 09/2006 - 03/2007
    Student Research Assistant
    Research, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Plant Hormones
    - Project related assistant for molecular biological studies.
    - Weekend work in the institute: Maintenance of S1-greenhouses and research facilities.
  • 10/2002 - 08/2010
    Administrator / Chairman of the Board, RubStudent e.V.
    University, Student Initiative, Programming, Association Work
    - Initial foundation of a cross-faculty online community which is now in its seventh generation.
    - Foundation and administration of a registered association, team management, event organization, fundraising
    The foundation of the student association "RubStudent" (Rub = Ruhr-University Bochum) aimed for a general and interdisciplinary exchange between students. The main focus of the project was to establish a neutral and ad-free online community (, which today attracts over 5,000 members and more than 140,000 posts about studying at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Regularly organized and therefore well-known events including festivals with live bands and thousands of visitors as well as collaborations with other student representatives and the university management were funding the accumulating server costs. In 2005 we founded the registered association RubStudent e.V. to meet the increasing bureaucratic demands. At peak times the RubStudent core team consisted of 30 volunteers and highly committed helpers.
  • 04/2001 - 05/2002
    Alternative Civilian Service
    Senior care, Day care
    - Respectful care for the older generation benefiting from their life experience.
    - Distinctive learning experience influenced by empathic communication with the elderly.
    I was mainly responsible for the day care of the seniors. This included in particular the implementation of various activities such as excursions, fitness excercises, cooking together, games and time for profound conversations. Alongside I also managed the IT in the care management and the neighbouring hospital. As a result of having unforgettable conversations with people with decades of experience, who also were some of the last eyewitnesses of the second world war, I became more mature and learned a lot about myself and about life.
  • 13 received certificates / further education (> 1 month of study)
    Corporate strategy, business, law, economics, business administration, human resource and project management, programming
    • Interactive Programming in Python
      Rice University (via Coursera), 10/2013 - 12/2013
      Final grade: 100 % with distinction
      Instructors: Prof. Joe Warren, Prof. Scott Rixner, Dr. John Greiner, Dr. Stephen Wong - Department of Computer Science
      Keywords: local/global variables, methods/functions/classes, logic and comparisons, conditionals, event-driven programming, interactive drawing, lists, dictionaries, images, object-oriented programming.
      This course taught the basics of interactive programming by working through multiple "mini-projects" in Python together with video lectures and online exams. Python is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many applications worldwide. I used a browser-based programming environment to develop interactive applications involving graphical content responding to buttons, a keyboard and a mouse. To strengthen the understanding of the material I built a collection of interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.
    • Competitive Strategy
      Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (via Coursera), 07/2013 - 08/2013
      Final grade: 98.9 % with distinction
      Instructor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kretschmer - Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization
      Keywords: simultaneous/sequential/repeated games, commitment, complements, cooperation, choice of market, entry strategies/deterrence, R&D, incentives, innovation under competition, sleeping patterns, Bertrand paradox, product differentiation, pricing and product decisions.
      This six-week course introduced game theory as a powerful tool for thinking about business strategy in a systematic way. I learned to identify inter-dependencies among companies and anticipate the behavior of competitors in their business decisions. Using the basic tools of game theory, I analyzed in real-life settings how firms choose strategies to attain competitive advantage.
    • Startup Engineering
      Stanford University (via Coursera), 06/2013 - 08/2013
      Final grade: 96.1 % with distinction
      Instructors: Prof. V. Pande, Dr. B. Srinivasan - Departments of: Statistics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Structural Biology
      Keywords: introduction to possible Startups and the todays Silicon Valley, Linux overview and key features, setting up development environments (bash, emacs, server-side JavaScript, node.js), market research, wireframing/copywriting/design, web application (HTML5/CSS3/JS), deployment (DNS, Github, Heroku, Amazon Web Services, security, SSH/SCP), development (dev/staging/production with git, debugging, responsive design, social/local/mobile), marketing and sales, virality and growth, crowdfunding with bitcoins, regulation/disruption/future.
      This course explored engineering, design and marketing in the context of mobile web development.
    • Malicious Software and its Underground Economy
      Royal Holloway University of London, International Programmes (via Coursera), 06/2013 - 07/2013
      Final grade: 97.6 % with distinction
      Instructor: Dr. Lorenzo Cavallaro (Assistant Professor) - Information Security Group (ISG)
      Keywords: botnets, rootkits, static and dynamic analysis, polymorphism, code obfuscation, mobile malware, cybercriminal underground economy (pay-per-install, exploit-as-a-Service, memory errors), reverse engineering challenge (IDA Pro, binary, C source).
      This short graduate-level course introduced students to traditional and mobile malicious software, the security threats it represents, state-of-the-art analysis and detection techniques, and the underground ecosystem that drives this profitable but illegal business.
    • Economics in practice certificate program
      Chamber of Commerce and Industry and RUB Career Service, 10/2005 - 03/2007
      This support program alongside the studies consisted of individually combinable, theoretical (lecture series, seminars) and practical (workshops, internship) elements to promote economic thinking served to independently plan and perform projects as well as learn the basic principles of management. I thoroughly enjoyed the subject, which led me to acquire this certificate in three semesters instead of the scheduled four.
    • Business Administration for Non-Economists
      Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ruhr-University Bochum, 04/2006 - 07/2006
      Instructor: PD Dr. Hilmar F. Henselek
      The semester lecture series with final examination introduced students of non-economic studies to the subject of business administration. The main topics included optimal decisions for income generation, individual and collective behavior, risk management, Robinson Crusoe economy, economic coexistence and division of labor as well as the analysis of market mechanisms (control via exchange conditions) and the coordination of actions in companies (control via hierarchical relationships). And finally, to explore the question of which type of market-based or entrepreneurial behavior is most appropriate under a given set of conditions.
    • Certificate of Project Management
      Institute for Applied Innovation Research and Institute for Applied Work Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, 04/2006 - 06/2006
      Instructors: Prof. Dr. F. Kerka, Dr. F. Schwarzbach, Dipl. Soz.-Wiss. P. Wehling, Dipl.-Chem. Dipl.-Arb.-Wiss. M. Kottmann
      Topics: methods and tools of project management, control and development of project teams, change management and innovation.
      The content was taught through lectures, case studies, practical examples, discussion, sharing experiences, training documents and checklists.
    • Certificate Law (contract, criminal and business law)
      Lawyers Hetterscheidt & Schneiker, Bochum, 01/2006 - 02/2006
      Instructor: RA Sabine Hetterscheid
      Topics: overview of the legal system, civil and commercial law (civil code, contract law, law of obligations, product law, property law), individual labor law with areas of social insurance law (rights and obligations of contracting parties, written warnings, terminations, employment protection).
      In this course legal relationships of everyday life as well as areas of labor and commercial law were explained.
    • Economics for Non-Economists
      Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ruhr-University Bochum, 10/2005 - 02/2006
      Instructor: Prof. Dr. Wim Kösters
      The semester lecture series with final examination gave the students of non-economic studies an introduction to the theoretical foundations and application spectrum of microeconomics (market economy, market efficiency, market failure, government intervention) and macroeconomics (global economy, growth, inflation and employment).
    • Certificate of Human Resource Management
      Institute for Applied Work Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, 10/2005 - 12/2005
      Instructors: Dr. Freya Schwarzbach, Dipl.-Theol. Dipl.-Arb.-Wiss. Gregor Fasel, Dipl.-Chem. Dipl.-Arb.-Wiss. Marcus Kottmann
      Topics: introduction to human resource management, staff management and motivation, incentive management, human resource development and education controlling. The topics were then summarized in a cross-thematic case study.
    • Teaching and Learning with New Media
      Options module "Optionalbereich", Ruhr-University Bochum, 04/2005 - 08/2005
      Instructor: Maximiliane Bönnighausen
      Topics: theoretical foundations of media-based learning (learning theories and basics of media didactics), development trends, cost-benefit analysis of new media, media learning course developments (technology, design, management), introduction to appropriate software.
      First, this course gave an overview of the functions and didactic designs of teaching and learning with new media. Based on the theory and with the help of authoring software, the course covered how to design and implement a concrete teaching and learning unit intended to deepen the function, design options and basic skills for media-didactic counseling and further education activities.
    • Scientific use of LaTeX
      Options module "Optionalbereich", Ruhr-University Bochum, 04/2005 - 06/2005
      Instructor: Stephan Hochhaus
      In comparison to known word processing programs such as MS Word, the typesetting system known as LaTeX is more reliable and stable, making it an already established publishing alternative in the natural sciences. After an introduction to the basics of LaTeX, the course deepened my acquired knowledge with practical exercises on the basis of the individual faculty requirements (design, page layout, citations, cross-references, etc.) and thematic LaTeX references. Finally, the course tested our knowledge by requiring us to write a thesis completely in LaTeX. I wrote my bachelor’s thesis in LaTeX.
    • Presentation techniques and media skills
      Options module "Optionalbereich", Ruhr-University Bochum, 10/2003 - 02/2004
      Instructors: Stephan Hochhaus, Daniel Florian
      Topics: AIDA, input channels, applied rhetoric (linguistic and non-linguistic), models of communication (Watzlawick, Schulz von Thun), questioning techniques, understanding models, feedback, visualization techniques, dissonance theory, target group analysis, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, levels of language, theme structure, argument structure, Johari window, media skills (flipchart, overhead projector, media choice, moderation and training materials, chart types/selection/creation), creating a presentation with video analysis.
      This course taught a variety of presentation techniques and media skills as well as an introduction to the use of popular presentation software.
  • 10 training modules (< 1 month of study)
    Leadership skills, rhetoric, communication, presentation, time management
    • Scientific Presentation
      textATRIUM and Ruhr-University Research School, Bochum, 01/2009
      Instructor: Dr. Sylvia C. Löhken
      Scientific Presentation for Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. The 3-day-workshop enhances presentation skills that help to communicate scientific results to a scientific audience in a style that is both professional and authentic for conferences.
    • Successful communication at conferences and congresses
      impulsplus, Cologne and Professional Development Office (IFB), Bochum, 06/2008
      Instructor: Dr. Anja Frohnen
      Topics: verbal business card, skillful small talk, strategic statement structure, maintaining contacts.
      Participants developed context-specific self-presentations and small talk strategies with video feedback for meetings and conferences, aimed at helping them get easily into focused contact with other researchers during coffee breaks, evening events and conference dinners. Moreover, the participants learned to use the subsequent question and answer session after lectures for scientific exchange and self-presentation.
    • Gateway technology: potential and application in molecular plant research
      SFB 480 Workshop, Ruhr-University Bochum, 05/2008
      Instructors: Dr. Heike Loschelder, Dipl.-Biol. Andrea Kolpack
      Topics: background and principles of advanced cloning input vectors (entry clones), application vectors (destination clones), special utilization (e.g. gene expression, complementation, affinity tagging, RNAi), discussion and project planning.
    • Project and time management for PhD students
      prometha Organisationsberatung and Professional Development Office (IFB), Bochum, 12/2007
      Instructor: Ulya Waldraff
      The complexity and volume of a dissertation usually exceeds all previous projects a PhD student has coped with so far. This workshop offered helpful techniques for project and time management meant to be used specifically by doctoral students.
    • Speech and voice training
      Kriszti Kiss, Dortmund and Professional Development Office (IFB), Bochum, 11/2007
      Instructor: Dipl.-Schauspielerin Kriszti Kiss
      Topics: posture, breathing and change of tension as a basis for the speaker; functional use of speech-organs (lips, tongue, soft palate); physiological processes in the larynx: vocal use and resonance; to listen and control the tone modulation; phonetic self-control in various communication situations.
      In this three-day seminar participants learned about their overall acoustic impression how to moderate their vocal expression through components such as breathing techniques and intentionality. The course taught methods meant to prevent phonasthenia and to skillfully increase/dose acoustic presence. Finally, the course addressed the combined effect of body language and communicative attention (active and passive) and discussed their design possibilities.
    • Leadership in science
      impulsplus, Cologne and Professional Development Office (IFB), Bochum, 10/2007
      Instructors: Dr. Anja Frohnen, Matthias Brandl
      In this course, typical leadership patterns in hierarchical research teams were problematized, while communicative solution-oriented strategies to deal constructively with them were given. Established tools of leadership and management models were discussed and the differences in the requirements as a supervisor/employer/project manager reflected to integrate the knowledge in one's own conception of management. I learned the basics of how to typify team members, how to put together the best team combination and how employees' different potentials can complement one another.
    • Radiation protection training and checkup for the handling of radioactive materials
      Central Isotope Laboratory (RUBION), Ruhr-University Bochum, 08/2007
      The Central Isotope Laboratory offers all technical and scientific requirements for the handling of unsealed radioactive substances, such as those required for research at the Ruhr-University Bochum as well as in non-university scientific/technical areas. Because of my project work with ionizing radiation, I had to pass a radiation protection training, a preventive medical examination and isotope laboratory training to work with radioactive substances inside the Central Isotope Laboratory.
    • Rhetoric and Communication (3)
      Three independent short seminars (12/2005, 07/2008, 11/2009) in the context of voluntary training courses at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
  • Languages
    German (C2), English (C1), Russian (A1), Spanish (A1)
    • German (Mother tongue / C2)
      English (Fluent / C1)
      (Basic / A1, four school years, two stays in Russia)
      (Basic / A1, Rosetta Stone L1, three months Latin America)


      Italian (Basic knowledge, three school years)
      French (Basic knowledge, two crash courses including Rosetta Stone L1)
      Japanese (Learning desire)
  • Comprehensive molecular biological work knowledge with extensive range of methods
    Nucleic acids, proteins, transgenic, radioactive, q-PCR, GC-MS/MS, GUS, GFP, in vivo, in vitro, in silico etc.
    • S1 work with bacteria strains (Escherichia coli, Agrobacterium tumefaciens), yeast strains (Pichia pastoris), transgenic plants (Arabidopsis thaliana, Nicotiana tabacum, Nicotiana benthamiana, Arabidopsis cell cultures)
    • DNA transformation (stable and transient), cultivation and selection of transgenic organisms
    • Heterologous and homologous overexpression studies in bacteria, yeasts and plants
    • Preparation and analysis of gene knockout mutants and overexpression lines (genotypic, phenotypic)
    • Purification of nucleic acids (RNA, mRNA, DNA, cDNA) (electrophoretic, chromatographic)
    • Cloning (enzymatic modification), homologous in-vitro-recombination (Gateway™)
    • Gene expression studies / analysis of transcript levels via RT- PCR (semi-quantitative) and q-PCR (quantitative/real-time PCR)
    • Histochemical localization of promotor GUS reporter gene activity
    • Radioactive ([α-32P]-dATP) and non-radioactive (probe) DNA quantification (Southern blot), working in the isotope laboratory, X-ray processing
    • Purification/detection of (fusion) proteins (electrophoresis, affinity chromatography, native or de-/renaturation, immunological (Western blot), thin layer chromatography, enzymatic)
    • Protein biochemical analyzes (activity studies, substrate specificity)
    • Subcellular localization of GFP fusion constructs (fluorescence studies)
    • Qualitative and quantitative determination of plant molecules (lignin, ethylene, IAA etc.)
    • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS analysis)
    • Photometric analyzes (cofactor binding via UV/VIS spectrometry, NanoDrop etc.)
    • Growth and induction studies, time-lapse documentation
    • Bioinformatic in silico analyzes (phylogenetic sequence studies, microarrays, statistics, q-PCR etc.)
  • Teaching inside and outside university
    University assistance work, mentoring and IT training
    • 2007 - 2010 (various): Mentoring individual students (methodological questions and instructions)
    • 2009 (6 weeks): Assisting in a specialization course and seminar: Molecular Plant Physiology
    • 2008 (4 weeks): Assisting in a basic course and seminar: Molecular Plant Physiology
    • 2008 (4 weeks): Assisting in an expansion module and seminar: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of plants and microorganisms
    • 2008 (few days): Assisting with an internship for aspiring teachers
    • 2001 - 2010 (various): IT training for individuals and small groups
  • Strong IT skills up to programming
    Over 12 years an own IT business (consulting, hardware, software, project work)
    • General IT, Hardware, (wireless) networks, server/clients, installation, (remote) maintenance, security, backup solutions
    • Microsoft (Windows, Office, Visual Studio), Adobe (Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator), Linux, Git, Bootstrap, Sublime Text, Heroku, XAMPP, VirtualBox, MindManager, GPS/mapping tools, CMS-/blog systems (WordPress, Typo3, Joomla), bulletin board systems (vBulletin, WBB), CorelDRAW, bioinformatics tools (Vector NTI, Genevestigator, Opticon qPCR, geNorm) and more
    • HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript (web design), LaTeX (print publications), Python (development of smaller games and tools for analysis of financial markets), C# (developing of own tools for analysis of financial markets), R (financial calculations), TypoScript, MySQL (CMS and forum optimization), Bash (development of small helpers and automation for Linux workflow)
  • Several years of independent trading experience in financial derivatives
    Algorithms programming, futures, forex, stocks, funds
    • Since 1998, independent trading with stocks and funds
    • Since 2012, independent trading in futures and forex
    • Fundamental and Technical Analysis
    • Intraday, algorithmic trading and long-term strategies
    • Analysis tools and automation (own tools, Zipline, QSTK, NinjaTrader)
    • Broker experience (Interactive Brokers, TD Ameritrade, ING-DiBa, DAB Bank, BNP Paribas)
Scientific publications
  • Print (7)
    Peer-reviewed publications in international journals, book publishing.
    • PUBL_PRNT_08
    • 2014
    • Sánchez-Parra B, Frerigmann H, Pérez Alonso MM, Carrasco Loba V, Jost R, Hentrich M, Pollmann S (2014): Characterization of four bifunctional plant IAM/PAM-amidohydrolases capable of contributing to auxin biosynthesis.
      Plants 3(3): 324-347. doi: 10.3390/plants3030324
    • 2013
    • Hentrich M, Sánchez-Parra B, Pérez Alonso MM, Carrasco Loba V, Carrillo L, Vicente-Carbajosa J, Medina J, Pollmann S (2013): YUCCA8 and YUCCA9 overexpression reveals a link between auxin signaling and lignification through the induction of ethylene biosynthesis.
      Plant Signaling & Behavior 8(11). doi: 10.4161/psb.26363
    • Hentrich M, Böttcher C, Düchting P, Cheng Y, Zhao Y, Berkowitz O, Masle J, Medina J, Pollmann S (2013): The jasmonic acid signaling pathway is linked to auxin homeostasis through the modulation of YUCCA8 and YUCCA9 gene expression.
      The Plant Journal 74(4): 626-637. doi: 10.1111/tpj.12152
    • 2011
    • Hoffmann M, Hentrich M, Pollmann S (2011): Auxin-Oxylipin Crosstalk: Relationship of Antagonists.
      Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 53(6): 429-445. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2011.01053.x
    • 2010
    • Hoffmann M, Lehmann T, Neu D, Hentrich M, Pollmann S (2010): Expression of AMIDASE1 (AMI1) is suppressed during the first two days after germination.
      Plant Signaling & Behavior 5(12): 1642-1644. doi: 10.4161/psb.5.12.13810
    • Hentrich M (2010): Molecular Mechanisms of the Octadecanoid-regulated Indole-3-Acetic Acid Biosynthesis.
      Dissertation book publication. Logos Verlag Berlin. ISBN-13: 978-3-8325-2593-4
    • Lehmann T, Hoffmann M, Hentrich M, Pollmann S (2010): Indole-3-acetamide-dependent auxin biosynthesis: A widely distributed way of indole-3-acetic acid production?
      European Journal of Cell Biology 89(12): 895-905. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2010.06.021
  • Poster publications (9)
    Poster presentations with my scientific results.
    • Hentrich M, Böttcher C, Cheng Y, Zhao Y, Berkowitz O, Masle J, Pollmann S* (2010): Oxylipins modulate YUCCA gene expression to regulate jasmonate-dependent plant growth responses.
      20th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, Tarragona, Spain
    • Lehmann T*, Hentrich M, Pollmann S (2010): Characterization of a stress-induced tyrosine decarboxylase from Arabidopsis thaliana.
      SFB 480 final conference, Bochum, Germany
    • Lehmann T*, Hentrich M, Pollmann S (2009): Characterization of a stress-induced tyrosine decarboxylase from Arabidopsis thaliana.
      SFB 480 conference, Velen, Germany
    • Hentrich M, Zhao Y, Berkowitz O, Masle J, Pollmann S* (2009): Oxylipins contribute to the transcriptional regulation of YUC8 and YUC9, thereby controlling local auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.
      Botanikertagung, Leipzig, Germany
    • Hentrich M, Pollmann S* (2009): Oxylipin-regulated YUC8 and YUC9 are involved in establishing an auxin-ethylene loop in Arabidopsis.
      International Symposium on Regulatory Oxylipins, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • Hentrich M*, Pollmann S (2009): Oxylipin-regulated YUC8 and YUC9 are involved in establishing an auxin-ethylene loop in Arabidopsis.
      Awarded with a poster prize.
      4th European Symposium on Plant Lipids, Göttingen, Germany
    • Hentrich M*, Zhao Y, Pollmann S (2009): Oxylipin-abhängige Induktion von Auxin- und Ethylen-Synthese.
      22th Conference of Molecular Biology of Plants, Dabringhausen, Germany
    • Hentrich M*, Pollmann S (2008): YUCCA8 induces auxin and ethylene production in Arabidopsis thaliana.
      Research School Section Days 2008, Bochum, Germany
    • Hentrich M*, Pollmann S (2008): YUCCA8, an environmental stress-regulated member of the YUCCA gene family, affects flower development and induces ethylene production in Arabidopsis thaliana.
      Auxin 2008 conference, Marrakech, Morocco
      * presented by
  • Lectures (5)
    Lectures with my scientific results.
    • Hentrich M* (2009): Molekulare Tools zur in vivo-Charakterisierung pflanzlicher Gene am Beispiel der Octadecanoid-regulierten Gene YUCCA8 und YUCCA9.
      PhD students forum of the German National Academic Foundation, Plön-Koppelsberg, Germany
    • Hentrich M, Böttcher C, Zhao Y, Berkowitz O, Masle J, Pollmann S* (2009): Oxylipins contribute to the transcriptional regulation of YUC8 and YUC9, thereby controlling local auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana.
      3rd International Symposium on Auxin and Cytokinin in Plant Development, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Hentrich M* (2009): Kommunikation in Pflanzen: Eine direkte Verbindung zwischen pflanzlicher Abwehr und den Phytohormonen Auxin und Ethylen.
      PhD students forum of the German National Academic Foundation, Berlin, Germany
    • Hentrich M, Böttcher C, Zhao Y, Berkowitz O, Masle J, Pollmann S* (2009): Oxylipins contribute to the up-regulation of Auxin Biosynthesis.
      4th European Symposium on Plant Lipids, Göttingen, Germany
    • Hentrich M, Böttcher C, Pollmann S* (2008): OPDA-mediated stress responses in Arabidopsis thaliana.
      8th Cologne Minisymposium on Plant Biology, Cologne, Germany * presented by
  • Participation in meetings / conferences / academies (15)
    • Summer Academy of the German National Academic Foundation 2010
      Rot an der Rot, 22.08. - 04.09.2010
      The aim of the summer academy is to bring together dedicated lecturers and motivated students as equal partners in a dynamic process of realization. The balance between intensive content work and self-organized activities leaves room for inspiring discussions, for the development of joint projects and ideas as well as the formation of friendships.
      Project group 1: Will we now become god? - The new world of Synthetic Biology
      Instructor: Prof. Dr. Jörg Stülke, Department of General Microbiology, University of Göttingen
      The molecular biological knowledge gained in recent years has led to a deeper understanding of all elementary life processes. It is now possible to design new life on the computer and produce it in the laboratory. This is the subject of the new discipline called Synthetic Biology. In this project group, the basic findings that have led to this new direction, their significant methods and the results so far have been observed and intensively discussed.
    • PhD student’s forum of the German National Academic Foundation for natural and engineering sciences '10
      Düsseldorf, 22.04. - 25.04.2010
      With the PhD forums, the German National Academic Foundation offers a structured doctoral training to supplement the specialization and to improve the communication between doctoral fellows. The program allows the scientific specialization of their own research, to share experiences with other PhD students and the acquisition of interdisciplinary expertise.
    • SFB 480 final conference
      Ruhr-University Bochum, 05.02.2010
      Title: Molecular Biology of Complex Functions in Botanical Systems
      Speakers: Prof. Dr. Werner Kühlbrandt (Director at the MPI of Biophysics, Frankfurt), Prof. Jean-David Rochaix (University of Geneva), Prof. Dr. Ralph Bock (MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm), Prof. Dr. Ivo Feußner (University of Göttingen), Prof. Dr. Nick Read (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Dr. Torsten Nürnberger (University of Tübingen), Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski (University of Freiburg) and more.
    • Business College 2010
      Ruhr-University Research School, Bochum, 02.02.2010
      Topic: Career planning with Doctorate
      Companies represented: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH, McKinsey & Co, Bayer AG, Henkel AG, IBM Zurich and more.
    • PhD student’s forum of the German National Academic Foundation Autumn 2009
      Koppelsberg, 13.11. - 16.11.2009
      Meeting of all doctoral forums (nature + science, history, society, literature).
      With the PhD forums, the German National Academic Foundation offers a structured doctoral training to supplement the specialization and to improve the communication between doctoral fellows. The program allows the scientific specialization of their own research, to share experiences with other PhD students and the acquisition of interdisciplinary expertise.
    • PhD student’s forum of the German National Academic Foundation Spring 2009
      Berlin, 02.04. - 05.04.2009
      Meeting of the doctoral forums nature + science and society.
      With the PhD forums, the German National Academic Foundation offers a structured doctoral training to supplement the specialization and to improve the communication between doctoral fellows. The program allows the scientific specialization of their own research, to share experiences with other PhD students and the acquisition of interdisciplinary expertise.
    • 4th European Symposium on Plant Lipids
      Award of the poster presentation, Göttingen , 15.03. - 18.03.2009
      "Plant Lipids: From Fundamental Research to Industrial and Food Applications" by the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid) supported by Bayer CropScience, BASF and more.
      Speakers: Prof. Ian Graham (University of York), Prof. Johnathan Napier (Rothamsted Research, UK), Dr. Allan Green (CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia), Prof. Randall Weselake (University of Alberta) and more.
    • Business College 2009
      Ruhr-University Research School, Bochum, 26.02.2009
      Rector Prof. Dr. Elmar Weiler, "The Business College serves as a building block for an intensive exchange between outstanding young scientists at the Ruhr University and the economy."
      Companies represented: McKinsey & Co, MAN Ferrostaal AG, Investmentkontor RheinRuhr and more.
    • 22nd Conference of Molecular Biology of Plants
      Dabringhausen, 17.02. - 20.02.2009
      Patronage: German Botanical Society
      Sponsors: Chemical Industry Fund (FCI), BASF Plant Science, Bayer Crop Science and more.
      Over 50 speakers from the plant molecular biology including Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Gruissem (ETH Zurich).
    • PhD student’s forum of the German National Academic Foundation for natural and engineering sciences '08
      Cologne, 07.12. - 10.12.2008
      With the PhD forums, the German National Academic Foundation offers a structured doctoral training to supplement the specialization and to improve the communication between doctoral fellows. The program allows the scientific specialization of their own research, to share experiences with other PhD students and the acquisition of interdisciplinary expertise.
    • Section Days 2008
      Ruhr-University Research School, Bochum, 05.11. - 07.11.2008
      The Section Days are three one-day international conferences: Life Sciences ("Signal Transduction and its Medical Relevance"), Natural Sciences and Engineering ("Surface Science and Engineering") and Humanities and Social Sciences ("Narration/Mediation: The Constitution of the `Self´ in Interdisciplinary Perspective"). They support the research discussions beyond the "campus boundaries" by combining talks of invited guest scientists and fellows with workshops and poster presentations.
    • Auxin 2008 Conference
      Marrakech, Morocco, 04.10. - 09.10.2008
      Assumption of costs by the German National Academic Foundation and the Ruhr-University Research School
      Speakers: Ben Scheres (Utrecht University), Karin Ljung (UPSC Sweden), Paul Staswick (University of Nebraska), Jose Alonso (North Carolina State University), Yunde Zhao (UC San Diego), Hiroyuki Kasahara (RIKEN Japan), Jiri Friml (University of Ghent), Dolf Wiejers (Wageningen University), Jeff Long (Salk Institute), Chris Kuhlemeier (University of Bern), Ottoline Leyser (University of York) and more.
    • Management Academy of the German National Academic Foundation
      Koppelsberg, 17.08. - 23.08.2008
      The Management Academy complements the academy program of study foundation due to their special, practical and project oriented form: In an intense work week it conveys not only technical, but also methodological and communicative competence. Executives of large companies, speakers from international organizations, academics, journalists and experts from various disciplines lead the working groups.
    • Science College 2008 - Independent Research
      Ruhr-University Research School, Bochum, 11.06. - 12.06.2008
      The overall theme of the event will be the question of academic freedom and its relevance for successful research. The programme of the Science College 2008 offers and calls for an inter- and transdisciplinary discussion on aspects such as personal responsibility and research conditions for independence in science.
      Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Grünberg (Nobel Laureate in Physics), Prof. Dr. Ferdi Schüth (Director at the MPI for Coal Research and Vice President of the DFG) and more.
    • 1st International PhD Student Symposium of the SFB 480
      Co-organization of the conference / organizing committee, Ruhr-University Bochum, 28.03. - 29.03.2008
      Title: Molecular Functions of Botanical Systems
      Speakers: Prof. Yunde Zhao (UC San Diego), Prof. Kan Tanaka (University of Tokyo), Prof. Conrad Mullineaux (Queen Mary University of London), Prof. Ida van der Klei (University of Groningen), Prof. Pierre Sebban (Université de Paris) and more.
  • PhD with distinction (summa cum laude)
    Title: Molecular Mechanisms of the Octadecanoid-regulated Indole-3-Acetic Acid Biosynthesis.
  • Poster Award at the "4th European Symposium on Plant Lipids" conference
    Title: Oxylipin-affected YUC8 and YUC9 are involved in an auxin-ethylene loop in Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • PhD scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation
    Ideational and financial support.
    Abstract from Wikipedia: "The German National Academic Foundation (German: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, short: Studienstiftung) is Germany's largest organization sponsoring students of outstanding academic achievements. It is non-political and non-denominational. Currently supporting about 0.5 percent of university students in Germany, it often refers to itself as "Germany's secret elite university". The Studienstiftung is funded by the Federal Government of Germany, the German Federal States and local authorities as well as by a large number of private donors. The foundation's official motto is ‘Leistung, Initiative, Verantwortung’ (‘Achievement, Initiative, Responsibility’)."
  • PhD university scholarship from the Ruhr-University Research School
    Ideational and financial support.
    The structured doctoral training program supports highly qualified doctoral candidates in an international research environment combining state-of-the-art research knowledge with interdisciplinary research perspectives. The university-wide Research School is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.
  • since 04/2011
    Booster club of the German National Academic Foundation (Regular member)
  • since 06/2010
    German National Academic Foundation (Alumnus)
  • since 06/2010
    Ruhr-University Research School (Alumnus)
  • since 06/2010
    Ruhr-University Bochum (Alumnus)
  • since 10/2002 (Founder and Administrator)
    At the beginning of my studies I missed practical communication tools with other students. Shortly after enrolling, in 2002 I founded under the motto "from students for students" the student initiative "RubStudent" (Rub = Ruhr-University Bochum). The first cross-faculty online community aims to facilitate academic and social networking between the members of the university and promote interdisciplinary communication between the different faculties. This completely neutral and advertising-free contact point now includes 5,000 members and over 140,000 posts about studying and living at and around Ruhr-University Bochum.
  • 02/2005 - 08/2010
    RubStudent e.V. (Registered association, founding member and Chairman of the Board)
    RubStudent e.V., Amtsgericht Bochum, VR 3657
    To meet the increasing demands of the online community, I founded in early 2005 with six other founding members the booster club RubStudent e.V. For the club, I was active as managing director and chairman on a voluntary basis. At peak periods there were 30 volunteers and highly committed helpers in the core team which took over responsibility in community moderation, planning of student courses and in particular the organization of interdisciplinary meetings and events with several thousand guests. In December 2005 RubStudent e.V. was officially recognized from the rectorship of the university as a member of the status group "Friends and Supporters of the Ruhr-University Bochum".
  • 12/2007 - 06/2010
    German National Academic Foundation (PhD scholarship)
    Excellent and socially committed students can apply with recommendation of their supervisors for a doctoral scholarship. The immaterial support consists of the scientific exchange of scholars among each other and with established scientists, offers advice and an extensive educational program. With the financial support doctoral students receive a monthly stipend and may apply for grants for projects abroad. As a PhD scholar of the Foundation, I received excellent ideational and financial support, as well as grants for overseas projects.
  • 10/2007 - 06/2010
    Ruhr-University Research School (Member / university scholarship)
    In an exclusive membership eligible to PhD students in the Ruhr-University Research School, I received rich ideational support and additional funding for office supplies, consumables, travel grants, publication costs and more.
  • 10/2009 - 06/2010
    Faculty Council (Elected speaker of the students and PhD students)
    The Faculty Council is the highest committee of a faculty where all decisions are made. Here, reports from the Faculty Committee for Teaching and the Faculty Committee for Structure and Finance can be decided as well as personnel issues dealt with.
  • 10/2007 - 06/2010
    International Graduate School of Life Sciences (PhD student)
    With the establishment of the International Graduate School of Life Sciences, the basis for structured doctoral training and a unified doctoral procedure was created. By combining life sciences working groups of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Faculty of Medicine and other groups, this graduate school offers an excellent research environment for doctoral students.
  • 10/2003 - 06/2010
    Student Council Biology and Biotechnology (Elected member)
    Because of the student council and committee work it was possible to have an active communication with the professors, the staff and students of the faculty of biology and biotechnology. Participating in the constructive collaboration and experiencing the organization and management of the faculty was very insightful. Besides the committee work, my tasks included advising freshmen (content and study organizational aspects), administrative activities (membership management, room extension), co-organizing of representative events (student parties, student council tours, information booths) and communicating with other student councils within and outside the university.
  • 11/2005 - 09/2009
    Examination Committee (Elected member)
    The examination committee mainly handles objections in biology exams and cases of hardship for students completing their theses. In addition, members of this committee deal with all aspects of examination regulations of the faculty.
  • 03/2008 - 10/2008
    Appointments Committee "W3 professorship plant physiology" (Member)
    An appointments committee will be formed when a chair or a working group needs a new professor / group leader. In this case, the committee was handling the appointment of a new professor for the department of plant physiology, as the existing chair holder Prof. Dr. Elmar Weiler was elected to the post of rector of the university and had to give up his chair.
  • 01/2008 - 03/2008
    Organizing Committee "1st international PhD Student Symposium of the SFB 480"
    The topic of this international meeting at the Ruhr-University Bochum was "Molecular Functions of Botanical Systems". In addition to general activities, my areas of particular responsibility were the buildup of the internet presentation (Typo3 CMS) and server administration.
  • 10/2004 - 09/2007
    Faculty Committee for Teaching (Elected member)
    This faculty committee deals with all matters concerning teaching. In addition to biological courses there are study-related courses of other faculties such as the improvement of chemistry or physics education. The committee also addresses restructuring the curriculum more generally and specifically.
  • 02/1997 - 06/2004
    Bushido Velbert e.V.
    In the Shotokan Karate Dojo Bushido Velbert registered association I was responsible for co-organizing club excursions as well as the initial setup and maintenance of the club’s website.
  • 05/2004
    Pro Aktiv Zentrum Hattingen e.V. (Founding member)
    This nonprofit organization has the goal of promoting health and sports rehabilitation in collaboration with health insurance companies and accredited orthopedists. The focus is on the rehabilitation of fibromyalgia (chronic pain diseases), discomfort in the cardiovascular system and diseases on the apparatus and musculoskeletal system as well as in the areas of mental and multiple disabilities.
  • To successfully get along abroad – no matter where and under what circumstances
    Solo circumnavigation of the world, 3 oceans, 7 continents, 60 countries, over land and by water.
    After completing my PhD I wanted more: to know more, learn more, understand more, to achieve something unique. I wanted to test myself and push the limits of what is possible, not only in the short term but until I felt I had reached my goal.
    Instead of securing a postdoctoral appointment, I opted to broaden my horizons away from the professional and academic worlds. Without planning or professional help, I went with the goal of finding a complete route around the world by land and waterway. Despite coming up against seeming dead ends, political tensions, war zones, natural disasters and often times a simple lack of knowledge, after exactly two years of uninterrupted travel and countless experiences richer I had achieved my goal.
    During my experience abroad from 2010 to 2012, I managed to reach three oceans and all seven continents without aircraft to ultimately complete a gapless journey around the world. Traveling 200,000 kilometers, I entered 60 countries, passed 90 national boundaries and experienced an array of cultures. I documented the entire adventure in detailed daily notes, tens of thousands of photos, two video projects with dozens of hours of HD video footage, hundreds of interviews and a travel blog.
    In the process, my cultural horizons were expanded enormously. I also strengthened my foreign language skills and had enriching experiences with truly unique people who showed me new and unforgettable points of view. In order to share something from my own culture, I held honorary lectures. Whether in modern Taiwanese schools, standing in front of a class of more than 200 children in Bangladesh, or while visiting village schools in Indonesia or in the slums of Belize City, these lectures were more than instructive for both sides.
  • Already experienced countries and cultures
  • Places visited beyond Western Europe
    • 6.0 months on the Indian subcontinent (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan)
    • 4.5 months in East Asia (Japan, South Korea, North Korea)
    • 3.0 months in Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and beyond)
    • 2.9 months in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, Philippines and beyond)
    • 2.8 months in China including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet
    • 2.4 months in USA and Canada
    • 2.4 months in Northeast Eurasia, Africa, Oceania and Antarctica