About me

short summary of my CV

The three big adventures in my life

A bit more than 15 years ago I set off from my home in Bautzen to study Biotechnology and became a researcher with a passion for fungi (yes you have read that right). Fresh from academia and with a PhD in my pocket I started a job near Cambridge UK to develop a carrier in the Biotech Industry. Never would I have though that this path would give me insight into Marketing or that I would found a company in my mid-thirties.


I spend 10 years in academia, from doing my bachelor’s in biotechnology, to my Masters in Technical Microbiology to my PhD in Microbiology which I received in 2016.


At the end of 2016 I started at a Biotech company located near Cambridge UK where I went from being a Application Specialist to becoming a Content Manager in 4 years.


2020 brough changes in many ways. The biggest one for me being moving back to the motherland and starting my own firm Alva Genomics.

2006 - 2016


(2006 - 2010)

Bachelor of Science

Where and what

Major: Biotechnology, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg


School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney


X-Zyme GmbH in Duesseldorf Germany. Topic: Cloning and optimization of expression of different alcohol dehydrogenases.

(2010 - 2012)

Master of Science

Where and What

Major: Applied Microbiology, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg


Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI), Jena, Germany Topic: The impact of selected histone H3 amino acid residues on Aspergillus nidulans secondary metabolism.

(2012 - 2016)

Dr. rer. nat. Microbiology


Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (Leibniz-HKI), Jena, Germany

External secondment

Visiting researcher at he University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria


Topic: Chromatin remodelling during a fungal-bacterial interaction

2016 - until now


(2016 - until now)

Dolomite Bio

a brand of Blacktrace holdings ltd

Technical Applications Specialist

2016 - 2018

Senior Post Sales, Applications & Support Specialist

2018 - 2020

Content Manager

2020 - until now

2020 - until now


(2020 - until now)

Alva Genomics, helps scientist in industry and academia analyse their data through bioinformatic consulting and software. Recently in the field of biology, scientists are facing an unpresented increase in sequencing data. Without the necessary statistical and programming knowledge this forms a major bottle neck in research and development. Alva Genomics specialises in providing support and software solutions for enabling researchers to make the most of their data in the rapidly growing field of Next Generation Sequencing.


Oct 2020


Nov 2020 - TRIP Class 2020