I studied biology in Muenster and Bonn (Germany) with a focus on cell biology. I performed my diploma thesis in the department of Experimental Opthalmology of the University Hospital Bonn. I started my PhD thesis at the Max-Delbrueck Centre for Molecular Medicine in Berlin in the lab of Dr. Teymuras Kurzchalia, researching intracellular protein transport.
Then my life changed completely for a while: I gave birth to three children and took care of their health, happiness, and education (one of those years was in the U.S.A.) until the youngest entered school.
At that point I was very happy to join Dr. Kurzchalia's lab again, now at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, this time as a technician. There I successfully performed high throughput screens. Afterwards I joined the Innate Repair lab where I look after a wide range of tasks including cell culture, molecular biology, and various aspects of administration (financies, human resources, etc.).
As everybody knows: I am enjoying every single day in this lab. We are doing exciting research and we are FRIENDS!