Hello there world,
I am glad you find your way here let me introduce myself quickly to you:
I am passionate and enthusiastic about God (more on this), smashing the patriarchy, Harry Potter and most definitely Science and all conversations around it. I mainly work in the field of molecular biology, immunology in health and disease.
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About this website
This website is a manifestation of my passion to share and communicate Science & Research. I am certain everyone can understand and everyone should have the chance to be fascinated by the awesome world of science and how it advances. While I will talk about recent Scientific development, recent publications and interesting everyday science, I also want to explain Immunology in simple terms.
I will continue to update as often as my busy life allows, just come back to keep checking for new info!
More about me – Quick and crisp resumé:
Academics & Research experience:
2015- present: University of Cologne – Graduate School for Biological Sciences: Ph.D. Project “Induction of corneal transplant tolerance by anti(lymph)angiogenic therapy” FOR2240
2017 January: Short-Term Scientific Mission (EU COST Action BM1302) “Joining forces in corneal regeneration”: David Jackson & Louise Johnson, University of Oxford (UK), on Transmigrational capacity of dendritic cells”
2013- 2015: University of Amsterdam, Master of Science “Biomedical Science-Infections and Immunity”
2015: Master thesis at Cologne University clinic, Innate Immunity research Group on NK cell therapy for cancer.
2014: Internship at Sanquin Bloedvoorziening (NL); on validation of screen hits concerning alteration of antigen presentation and co-stimulatory molecule expression.
2010-2013: Double degree program with study abroad: 1) Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, degree: Bachelor of Science „Applied Biology“ 2) University of Dundee (Scotland) degree: BSc. “Molecular Genetics”
2012-2013: Bachelor thesis at James Hutton Institute Dundee(UK) on Inhibition of mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation in Trypanosoma brucei, a potential drug target for sleeping sickness.
Honors and Miscellaneous
September 2018: Recipient of “IPAK- Mobility Grant for Conference Travel”
Since 2018: Contestent in Science slams
2018-present: Member of ProTest
2018- present: Member of the German Society for Immunologie (DGfI)
2017- present: Mentee at Cornelia Harte Mentoring Program & Member of ProTest Germany
2012-2013: Recipient of „DAAD scholarship for graduating student of all subjects“
2010-2012: Member of the student association of applied sciences at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg & Member of the appointments committee for biology, biochemistry, protein chemistry and proteomics at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg