I have always liked biology and medicine, so studying biochemistry for my undergrad was a good decision. My journey of liking computers so much started when I went to the CRUK-CI for a wet lab summer internship. I saw two interns next to me working on a super cool-looking computer screen. Since then, I have pursued computational knowledge constantly. During my master’s in Berlin, I again had both wet lab and dry lab experience, and realised that I am very passionate about computers (thank you Vim). During my master’s thesis at Stefanie Großwendt’s lab, I also realised that I am super interested in the topic of cell-cell communication, and in databases with biological prior knowledge. Therefore (and especially thanks to all my previous supervisors, colleagues, family and friends) I have decided to pursue academia further, joining the Saez-Rodriguez lab as a PhD student.
With the existing and upcoming omics technologies, it could be possible to get deep insights into a cell’s way of working. I am super interested in how cells communicate/interact with each other, and how this knowledge could help us find therapeutic strategies for cancer and other diseases. During my PhD I am going to be part of the DECIDER project (European Union-funded project, grant agreement No 965193). Ultimately, my aim is to better understand the biology of cancer, to hopefully help patients down the line!
|2023-present||PhD Candidate, Saez-Rodriguez Group, Institute for Computational Biomedicine, Heidelberg University, Faculty of Medicine & Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany|
|2023||Visiting Researcher, groups of Shila Ghazanfar and Ellis Patrick, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, Australia|
|2022||MSc Student, Grosswendt lab, Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, Max Delbrück Centre, Germany|
|2021||Research internships at the Institute for Theoretical Biology and Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany|
|2019||Summer studentship, Hannon lab, CRUK-CI, University of Cambridge, UK|
|2020-2022||MSc Molecular Medicine, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany|
|2017-2020||BSc Biochemistry, King’s College London, UK|
|2018-2019||BSc Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara|