Rita Schlichting completed her PhD about the molecular basis of the regulation of MAPK cascades in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana at the
Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry
,Halle, Germany. Subsequently, she joined Cenix BioScience GmbH as a scientific employee and established methods for the processing and quantitative labeling of cell extracts for a mass spectrometry. From March 2009, she took over the leadership of service projects at Cenix BioScience GmbH for customers from the pharmaceutical industry and academic research. The project included the participation in the introduction of new and technically challenging automated trials for high-throughput cell-based RNAi screening.
In June 2015 Rita Schlichting joined to the department of Cell Toxicology at UFZ Leipzig. She supports the implementation of the high-throughput platform CITEPro. Her tasks include, among other things, the optimization of bioassays for the implementation on the robot platform and the coordination of a working group to select and introduce a LIMS.