Christine holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Leipzig, Germany. She also has a Diploma as Biotechnology Engineer and a degree in Environmental Sciences. Christine is an experienced researcher who was working at several universities and research centres in Germany. Before joining Aptamer Group she was member of the team ‘Aptamers and Application’ at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (UFZ) in Leipzig, Germany.
Christine offers 14 years’ experience in aptamer research with focus on selection, characterisation and application of aptamers. Her special areas of expertise are different SELEX methods including selection strategies for small molecules, proteins, and whole cell targets, as well as development of new non-SELEX aptamer selection methods. In addition, she has substantial knowledge in designing and performing experiments for effective aptamer characterisation and in application-oriented development of aptamer-based sensors and assays.