Mareike Wendorff

Consolidated Researcher Details:

Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, University of Kiel
Mareike Wendorff
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Why this profession?

I have always been interested in natural sciences and how things are coupled. So I decided to study environmental science at the Carl-von -Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and came to realise the power of mathematical methods for identifying relations in complex fields. Thus, I decided to study environmental modeling for my Master’s. In this way, I focused on statistics and learned a lot about dealing with large numerical data and computational methods in natural sciences. The topics of my Bachelor's and Master's theses are not directly related to my current work in the RTG. Neither the transport of salt with the tidal current, nor the calculation of the temperature within a residential building are closely related to my new topic. But there are, of course, large overlaps in the underlying methods which are of a computational nature.


Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

I searched for a position related to human health where I could develop my modeling skills further, because I would like to find out something that is relevant for patients. To this end, the Research Training Group “Genes, Environment and Inflammation” offers a good platform, because it deals with severe chronic diseases that already affect young individuals. I further welcome the different  backgrounds of the RTG members, professional as well as cultural. Currently, I hope that I can become an important piece in this successful puzzle of scientists in the RTG.