I grew up in the Ruhr area where I studied Medical Biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen. During my bachelor studies I received a scholarship from DAAD, which enabled me to spend a research internship at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. As a participant in the RISE Worldwide program I focused on the hydrophobicity of the anaerobe spores of Clostridium difficile. I wrote my bachelor thesis about the characterisation of different Interferon α mutants at the Institute of Virology in Essen in the group of Dr. Kathrin Sutter. During my master studies I joined the group of Dr. Arne Lindqvist at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden for some months. There, I focused on the interdependence of main cell cycle kinases. In my master thesis at the department of Molecular Genetics in the group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Westermann I analysed the molecular structure of the inner kinetochore in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In October 2018 I started working in the group of Prof. Dr. Mario Schelhaas as a PhD student, supported by the Max-Planck-Institute for molecular biomedicine in the context of the excellence cluster „Cells in Motion“ (CiM-IMPRS). I am focusing on the question of how L2/vDNA reaches the mitotic chromatin, especially regarding membrane penetration and nuclear import.