However, my past work and experience as well as current and future problems worldwide led me to shift my scientific focus to bioengineering. Additionially, I wanted to dive into bioinformatics and simulation models, as demand for fast and high-throughput approaches is rising. This is why I am very happy to do my PhD at SilicoLife and be a part of the PAcMEN program.
Project 4: Development of novel genome-scale reconstruction strategies.
I started in science with a BSc in Biotechnology at the Technical University Brandenburg, Germany, which was comprised of courses in several fields of biology, bioengineering, chemistry and physics. I followed this up with a MSc in Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University, Sweden. During these degrees, I performed several internships on mouse immunology at Bristol University, UK, and production of histones and application of in situ Proximity Ligation Assay at Uppsala University, Sweden. I spent my Bachelor and Master thesis in labs at Karolinska Institutet in Solna, Sweden. My work there was focused on neutrophil immunology and assembly of protein megastructures.Throughout these diverse projects, I gained knowledge in cell and molecular biology, immunology and cancer biology and learned a variety of wet lab techniques, from ELISA to immunofluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry.