Research Experience and Education

Since 09/2017           

Assistant Professor (W1 tenure track), Physical Chemistry, University of Potsdam

04/2016 – 07/2017

Marie Curie Fellow (return period), Max-Planck-Institute for Structure and  Dynamics of Matter/Center for Free Electron Laser Science, Hamburg,  Department Atomically Resolved Dynamics with R. J. Dwayne Miller

01/2014 – 03/2016

Postdoctoral Fellow/Marie Curie Fellow (outgoing period), University of Toronto, Canada, Groups of R. J. Dwayne Miller (Departments of Chemistry and Physics) and Oliver P. Ernst (Department of Biochemistry)

06/2008 – 12/2013

PhD student in Physics, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Group of Jens Bredenbeck

08/2007 – 05/2008

Diploma Thesis in Biochemistry, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Group of Jens      Bredenbeck

05/2006 – 08/2006

Industry Internship, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH, Discovery Analytics

02/2006 – 04/2006

Research Internship, Goethe-University Frankfurt

07/2005 – 10/2005

Summer Research Project, Umeå University, Sweden

starting 04/2005

Physics studies, Bachelor curriculum, Goethe-University, Frankfurt

starting 10/2002

Biochemistry studies, Diploma curriculum, Goethe-University, Frankfurt


 Internship at Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen 

Awards and Honours (selection)


Invited guest at „Global Women in Science Workshop, Canada“ by CIFAR and    Global Young Academy


Wilhelm-Ostwald-Nachwuchspreis 2015
by Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gesellschaft, Bunsengesellschaft and Gesellschaft deutscher Chemiker for an outstanding interdisciplinary PhD thesis. Press release:
12/2013 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, EU, FP7
Project: ProteinFED Femtosecond Electron Diffraction of Proteins
2012“Hot Topic” poster award by PCCP and Bunsen-Gesellschaft, Bunsentagung
2011STEM-ambassador of the year 2011 by MINT – Zukunft schaffen e.V.


Selected young researcher for participation at 60th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, 3rd Interdisciplinary meeting.