Consolidated Researcher Details:
During my Bachelor thesis, where I tried to express and characterise an amoebic, potential pore-forming protein I figured out, that I really fancy research with a medical background. Therefore I decided to study the international “Master of Molecular Biology and Evolution” (MAMBE) at the Christian Albrecht University in Kiel. During the curriculum I got to know the microbiome research field, which fascinated me from the beginning. So I worked for all my internships and also finally my Master thesis in microbiome related projects, such as the manipulation of fecal microbiota transplants as an IBD therapy approach. I got to know that the microbiome interacts with every organ and got particularly interested in its influence on the skin. Combining my personal interest in elucidating the principles of chronic skin inflammatory diseases, as I myself have atopic dermatitis, with my passion for microbiome research, the offered PhD project “Host gene – microbiome interaction and its influence in chronic skin inflammation” by Prof. Ibrahim and Prof. Baines was very intriguing to me and seems to be the next logical step on my career as a scientist.
Having the chance to work closely together with a large number of scientists, all experts in their field, - as it is the case in RTG – enables a unique opportunity for cooperations in interdisciplinary research questions and resources. Furthermore the unadulterated view of so many experts, including medical doctors, mathematicians, geneticists and computer scientists, for solving possible upcoming problems in our projects might be extremely helpful. And last but not least the structured program with soft skill training and management workshops as well as the opportunity to plan and go to symposia and conferences will definitely prepare us for becoming successful scientists.