Eda Sağlam

MSc Student

Reprogramming Human Monocytes into Type 1 Dendritic Cells


Since the beginning of her studies, Eda has set her sights on researching cures for diseases. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and worked on an in vitro 3D human thyroid model as part of her bachelor’s thesis at TU Berlin.
Besides her special interest in cancer research, the idea of reprogramming cancer cells as a therapeutic approach seems to be promising and very sophisticated to her. During her master’s thesis at the Pereira Lab, she will be working on reprogramming human monocytes into type 1 DCs.

In her spare time she likes to take care of her plants, watch movies or go for a walk. She enjoys not only to eat but also to bake cakes and never says no to a good flat white.

Academic Background

  • BSc in Biotechnology, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)

Previous Research Work

  • Bachelor’s thesis at TU Berlin,”Refinement and characterization of in vitro generated human Thyrospheres” (2020)
  • Internship at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, “Targeted delivery of tolerizing agents to human Langerhans cells” (2019)