Graduated in biology from the University of Göttingen (Germany) in 2006. Diploma thesis focused on the ecology and morphology of hover flies in different habitats and their anti-predator colouration. PhD with summa cum laude at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Saarland (Homburg/Germany). The main scientific training was in electrophysiology (patch-clamp), with focus on function and biophysics of TRP channels in mouse, rat and drosophila. During this time member of the graduate research school ‘Calcium-Signalling and Cellular Nanodomains’ (GK 1326). In 2010 research assistant in the Department of Physiology at the same University. The research focused on interneuronal communication. Since March 2011 postdoctoral position in Prof. Klenerman’s group in the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. Main techniques are Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM), calcium imaging and confocal microscopy as well as cell culture techniques. Main project in Alzheimer’s research, the effect of Amyloid beta oligomers on brain cells. October 2012 to September 2015 Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Fellow and Newnham College Bye-Fellow. Further responsibilities are in laboratory management, PhD student supervision and biological safety advise.