Kerstin is a postgraduate student from Germany and joined the Sunna group in 2015 where she now works in synthetic biotechnology. Kerstin obtained her Masters/Diploma degree in Food Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, where she worked on the influence of heavy metal ions on human insulin signalling. After graduation she went to the University of Freiburg, Germany, where she applied MS-based proteomics to investigate epigenetic causes of prostate cancer. Moving away from medical biology to biotechnology, she now is interested in the sustainable production of bio-based commodities. As part of her PhD she is assembling a cell-free synthetic pathway to produce platform chemicals from renewable low-value compounds. When not being in the lab she enjoys riding waves and ascending rocks.
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