Katharina obtained her PhD as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher at the Laboratory Genetic Metabolic Diseases at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in December 2017. During her PhD project, she used lipidomics and metabolomics approaches to study the functional consequences in peroxisomal disorders and to investigate potential biomarkers. Currently, Katharina is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Analysis and Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, at Lund University, in collaboration with the Lund University Diabetes Center in Sweden. In her project, Katharina aims to investigate the role of metabolism in the pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes using metabolomics and lipidomics approaches.
Her long-standing research interests are the increased understanding of human metabolism, with a focus on prevention, diagnosis, and clinical perspectives of human metabolic diseases. Other key interests are the development and application of metabolomics techniques and bioinformatics tools for patient-oriented research.