Always interested in natural sciences, I started studying physics at the University of Constance and did my Bachelor in Uppsala, Sweden. There, I analyzed microparticles under the influence of magnetic fields using image analysis. For my masters, I came back to Constance, where I switched the field of research to Computational Astrophysics, focusing on the dynamics of interacting galaxies. When working on my masters, I got sure about my passion for computational science, but decided to switch to a subject more connected to life. So I am now very happy to just have started my PhD in an interdisciplinary project at the Biozentrum Basel in the Group of Christoph Handschin and Erik van Nimwegen. My research focuses on exploring the transcriptional network of PGC1alpha, a transcriptional coactivator mainly involved in endurance training adaption.