Kirstin is a microsystems engineer by training with a specialisation in life sciences. In 2014 she completed her PhD in Physics at the Ludwigs-Maximilians University Munich, where she applied neutron and x-ray scattering methods to resolve structural changes during protein and lipid membrane interaction. In her postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Marburg, she focused on developing microfluidic setups and tools for image analysis for single-cell microscopy. Here she developed a strong interest in synthetic biology using fluorescent transcriptional reporters in bacteria for visualization. In the Fritz group, Kirstin‘s research is focusing on engineering yeast organisms to improve their carbon conversion rates. Furthermore, she works on bioplastic production utilizing microorganisms in collaboration with ULUU.
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