I am a PhD student in the Division of Preventive Oncology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ - Heidelberg) and an associate member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC - Seattle). I have obtained a Diploma in Food Chemistry at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) with focus on biochemistry and analytical chemistry (GC-MS, LC-MS and NMR).
My research interests involve the comprehensive understanding of biological marker for human disease, like cancer. I am especially interested in metabolic regulation and cross-links of two disciplines (metabolomics and epigenetics) within systems biology. I understand metabolomics as a highly dynamic discipline that brings together people from multiple research areas, including analytical chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics and epidemiology. I am part of an interdisciplinary and international team within a prospective colorectal cancer cohort (ColoCare), which is conducted as part of a multicenter collaboration both at the FHCRC and the DKFZ. One of our aims includes the identification of markers for patient’s prognosis (survival or cancer recurrence).
As part of the newly established Early Member Network (EMN) of the Metabolomics Society I am very enthusiastic in promoting the Societies’ growth. I am looking forward to implementing many of the great ideas of the EMN and fostering a lively network between the Metabolomics Society’s early career members in the future.