Dr. rer. nat. Nina Harmening, PhD in biology, joined Prof. Thumann’s research group in 2009. She has extensive experience in the isolation and culture of primary cells and cell lines, non-viral gene delivery methodologies including electroporation, the use of the Sleeping Beauty transposon system, and molecular and biochemical analyses. She has been trained in GMP-compliant production of GTMPs (Gene Therapy Medicinal Product) for use in clinical trials, qualified to work under GMP-grade conditions and is the responsible person for production. Currently, she is working on the improvement of the safety profile of SB100X transfected cells.