Category: People

  • Alicia Günthel

    Growing up in a really small village in eastern Germany (in Saxony), Alicia decided to start a training as a biology laboratory technician after school because studying was never an option for her. In order to free herself from the negativity in her hometown, she moved to Karlsruhe in 2017. She completed her three-year training […]

  • Elly Lohrer

    Elly Lohrer

    Elly was born and grew up in Waghäusel, a town near Karlsruhe. In school, she developed a fascination for natural sciences that only grew with time. Staying close to home, she started studying biology at KIT and wrote her bachelor’s thesis on molecular aspects of mycorrhizal symbiosis. She continued with her master’s at KIT. After […]

  • Ewa Anna Oprzeska-Zingrebe

    Ewa Anna Oprzeska-Zingrebe

    Born near the city of Poznań in Poland, from her earliest years she knew that she wanted to be a scientist. To achieve this, after graduating from the International Baccalaureate high school, she began to study physics at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. During her studies she became more and […]

  • Mona Wellhäusser

    Mona Wellhäusser

    Mona grew up in Achern, a city in southern Germany at the foot of the Black Forest. During high school, she chose biology as one of her main subjects and never looked back. After finishing school, she wanted to see the world and ventured on the strenuous, demanding, 50 km journey to Karlsruhe. There, she […]

  • Ajit Roy

    Ajit Roy

    Ajit was born in Rasikpur, a small village in hilly East Singhbhum, Jharkhand, India before moving to Kolkata, where he spent rest of his childhood and teenage years. From young age he was interested in making and breaking things. So, after completing his schooling from Baranagar Vidyamandir he did engineering in Optoelectronics at the University […]

  • Maria Kokarakis

    Maria has Greek roots but grew up in a small town near Mannheim. She started her scientific journey with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Chemistry at the University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, which ignited her love for research. Seeking new challenges, she then pursued a Master’s degree in Karlsruhe and fell head over heels for […]

  • Nils Friederich

    Nils was born in Lüdenscheid but grew up in Sankt Augustin near Bonn. He started his bachelor’s degree in computer science at KIT and finished it at the University of Duisburg-Essen. After a gap year, he came back to KIT for his master’s. He did his master’s thesis at Fraunhofer IOSB in Karlsruhe. His thesis […]

  • Aaron Gadzekpo

    Aaron was born in a small town in northern Germany, but his family soon moved to the south and eventually ended up in an equally small town in Baden-Württemberg. The universe and its sentient inhabitants on earth (and maybe elsewhere) have always captured Aaron’s imagination. After finishing high school, he therefore decided to study physics […]

  • Elisa Kämmer

    Elisa was born in Bruchsal in 2001, where she has lived her whole life. In 2019, she graduated from Justus-Knecht-Gymnasium in Bruchsal. After that she did a gap year and worked in an elementary school, as she wanted to become a teacher. She then quickly realised that she wanted to start an apprenticeship in biology […]

  • Süheyla Eroğlu-Kayıkçı

    Süheyla was born and spent the first years of her life in Constance, and later moved close to Stuttgart with her family. After graduating from high school she started to study business informatics. She quickly realized that this subject was not was she expected. She then decided to do an apprenticeship as biological lab technician, […]