At WBVR I am a project leader with focus on prion and viral diseases.
My PhD work in the Emmanuel Wiertz / Robert Jan Lebbink lab at the UMC Utrecht was part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network 'EDGE' and focused on virus-host interactions in herpesviruses and SARS-CoV-2. I researched microRNAs in EBV, employed a genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screen to identify host factors of HCMV infections and studied immune evasion in SARS-CoV-2.
Prior to my PhD, I worked at the ETH Zürich in the lab of Wilhelm Krek, where I developed an automated screen to study the effect of epigenetic inhibitors towards adaptive resistance in melanoma.
I obtained my M.Sc. in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Rostock and conducted my research internship at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia to study melanomagenesis in the lab of Meenhard Herlyn.
I obtained my B.Sc. in Chemical Biology from the TU Dortmund and conducted my research internship at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund in optimizing protein complex expression and purification for cryo-EM in the lab of Stefan Raunser.