Oct 2015 -
Young Investigator Group Leader at the Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF), University of Würzburg, Germany
Research Project: Organoids as 3D host cell models

Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
Guest postdoctoral fellow at the Leiden University Medical Center. Group of Prof. Christine Mummery, LUMC, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Guest postdoctoral fellow at the Hubrecht Institute. Group of Prof. Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Feb 2011 - Aug 2014
Postdoctoral fellow at the Hubrecht Institute. Group of Prof. Hans Clevers, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Research project: Stem cell-derived human gastric organoids as model for infection with Helicobacter pylori.

Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPI-IB). Group of Prof. Thomas F. Meyer, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany.
Research project: NF-kappaB signalling in infection with Helicobacter pylori.

Jan 2004 - Jun 2009
PhD student at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Thesis conducted in the group of Prof. Thomas F. Meyer at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany.
Thesis title: NF-kappaB signalling in infection with Helicobacter pylori or Legionella pneumophila.

2003
Diploma at the Free University, Berlin, Germany. Thesis conducted in the group of Prof. Andreas Radbruch at the German Rheumatoid Arthritis Institute, DRFZ, Berlin, Germany.
Thesis title: Functional analysis of the transcription factor Twist in T Helper lymphocytes.

1996 – 2003
Study of Biology.
Postgraduate studies at the Free University Berlin, Germany.
Exchange year at University of Melbourne, Australia.
Undergraduate studies at University of Hamburg, Germany.

Fellowships and awards

2012 – 2014: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years).
2010: EMBO short term fellowship (3 months).
2009 – 2010: Max Planck Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (1 year).
2008: Innovation-Award from the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM)).
2001: Fellowship of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia (3 months).
2001: DAAD-Fellowship for Australia (1 year).