I was starting my job as technical assistant 2010 in the former Department Evolutionary Ecology and Research Group Parasitology. My focus at work was the breeding and culturing of copepods (Macrocyclops albidus), the assistance of experiments with that and also the support of experiments with parasites like Schistocephalus solidus in sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus). I was joining the Department Microbial Population Biology in the beginning of 2017 to assist at the construction of the lab and continuation of the PEvo experiment.
I’ve started my chemical laboratory education at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel at the Institute for Biochemistry in 2003. I was working on the pre-clinical cancer research, precised the role of chemokines, interleukins and it’s receptors like CXCL16 and IL-6R. After my education phase I was employed at the Clinic for Ophthalmology at the UK-SH in Kiel researching the effects of infrared and ultraviolet radiation on the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in context of retinoblastoma in the human eye.
In between I’ve worked in the laboratory of Wöhlk Kontaktlinsen to develope new types and generations of bifocal contact lenses.
My scientific interest is mainly in microscopy. Due to my broad technical understanding, I can quickly familiarize myself with various topics. Due to my versatile interests I am involved in many processes within the department.