CV

01/2017 – present EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellow, Computational Engineering and Design, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton

07/2015 – 08/2015 Visiting Researcher, Mechanobiology Lab, Division of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Research visit as part of my PhD project funded by a WUN Research Mobility grant

10/2012 – 12/2016 PhD Student, Computational Engineering and Design Group & Institute for Complex Systems Simulation, University of Southampton, UK
Thesis: The Role of Arterial Pulsations in Perivascular Drainage of Aβ: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

04/2012 – 09/2012 Research Assistant, Bio Systems Analysis Group, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Project: Artificial Wet Neuronal Networks from Compartmentalised Excitable Chemical Media (NEUNEU)

11/2010 – 04/2012 Research Student Bio Systems Analysis Group, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Project: Artificial Wet Neuronal Networks from Compartmentalised Excitable Chemical Media (NEUNEU)

02/2010 – 06/2010 Research Student Computational Genomics Group, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia
Project: Protein-Protein Interaction prediction software development

02/2010 – 06/2010 Study Abroad Semester (GPA 6.25, equivalent to UK first-class), University of Queensland, Australia

10/2007 – 03/2012 Diplom Bioinformatics (equivalent to MSc), Grade 1.2 (equivalent to UK first-class), Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Dissertation: “Design Principles for Droplet-Based Computing for the Classification of Environmental Situations”, Bio Systems Analysis Group

Other Academic Activities

05/2017 – present Reviewer, The ReScience Journal.

Teaching

10/2013 – 12/2016 Demonstrator, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, UK
Courses: Python for Computational Science and Engineering, Sheet Metal Workshop

10/2011 – 07/2012 Demonstrator, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany
Courses: Bio Systems Analysis, Evolutionary Algorithms

Grants

03/2016 EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship, GBP 29,301, University of Southampton.

03/2015 Research Grant, GBP 3,140, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Research Mobility Programme

10/2007–03/2012 Scholarship, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V., Germany

Honours and Awards

07/2016 Take Off Competition Prize, University of Southampton

03/2016 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Faculty Runner-Up, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton

06/2010 Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, University of Queensland, Australia

Sports Achievements

01/2017 Calshot Track League Champion, British Cycling

11/2016 Team Pursuit Silver medal, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Track Cycling Championship

08/2016 1st Place at the 3rd VeloSurMer South Coast Crit, Bournemouth

04/2016 Santambrogio Award for the most improved female riders of the year, Southampton University Road Cycling Club (SURC)

03/2016 Team Pursuit Bronze medal, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Track Cycling Championship

Outreach

04/2015 – 04/2016 Postgraduate Researchers Representative, Computational Engineering and Design group, University of Southampton

2014 – 2016 Volunteer, Student Robotics Competition 2014

10/2013 – 08/2014 Conference and committee Chair, 4th Student Conference on Complexity Science 2014 (SCCS)

10/2011 – 03/2012 ERASMUS Tutor, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany

06/2006 – 10/2010 Youth Group Leader, Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft St. Georg, St. Ludwig, Nuremberg, Germany

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