Katharina graduated from the University of Wuerzburg with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences (2011). From 2011-2012 she attended her Master studies in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Barcelona. During this time she wrote her Master thesis in Dr. Francisco Ciruela's lab. Under his and Maricel Gómez-Soler's (PhD student) supervision she was developing tools to analyze G protein-coupled receptor oligomerization using fluorescence microscopy. Afterwards, she completed a MSc in Bioinformatics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2013) and she started her PhD studies at the University of Edinburgh (joined program with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)). She is currently working on a systems biological approach to gain a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and developing a dynamic model for subprocesses affected in Parkinson's Disease patients.