Sarah Jaekel

sarahI was born in 1987 in a small village in Germany. After finishing high school in 2006 I wanted to discover the secrets of life and started to study Biochemistry at the University of Ulm (Germany). To discover the world, I did an Erasmus-semester in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2009 I moved on to the Technical University of Munich to pursue a Master’s Degree in the more applied sciences of Molecular Biotechnology. During this time, I got in touch with some neuroscientists, and this was when I decided to start a PhD in Neuroscience at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich in 2012. After I finally defended my Thesis early 2016, I stayed for a couple of months as a postoctoral fellow to finish my publication. Unlike many PhD students, I wanted to stay in science and although I had already some experience abroad, I felt the urge to do more in my life, so I ended up starting a postdoctoral position in Edinburgh one year ago.