Studied chemistry at the University of Merseburg. She completed her doctorate in biochemistry at the Freie University Berlin, with a special emphasis placed on proteins, structures of receptors, and signal transduction. Her work on investigating protein structures was carried out with the aid of FTIR spectroscopy. She has worked in the patent departments of large pharmaceutical companies for over 10 years. Following her doctorate, she embarked on her training as a European patent attorney in the patent department of Boehringer Mannheim GmbH. For several years, she was a patent attorney for Roche Diagnostics GmbH in Mannheim. In 2002, she joined the patent department at Schering AG and since 2004 she was appointed Head of Global Patent Business Area Molecular Imaging. During her time at Schering AG, she was involved in comprehensive Due Diligence processes, mergers and acquisitions, and contract negotiations. She was responsible for and has managed large patent portfolios. In 2007 she began her career as a freelance patent attorney. Since August 2009, she is working as a partner in the areas of biology/chemistry/pharmaceuticals at the Berlin office of Boehmert & Boehmert. She frequently lectures on IP protection at the University of Potsdam and at the Charite-Universit tsmedizin Berlin.