Katharina graduated from University of Münster in 2010. She completed her practical training inter alia at Bayer Healthcare, Berlin, and became a licensed pharmacist in 2012. In 2015, she obtained her PhD from Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany) which she completed in the field of novel anti-infectives in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI, Braunschweig, Germany) and the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia). Afterwards, she established the PK/PD unit within DZIF, based at the HZI. In 2019, she spent a research sabbatical at RIKEN (Yokohama, Japan). Katharina is engaged in the field of preclinical development of novel anti-infectives: she is interested in their in vitro, in vivo and in silico characterization, especially with respect to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.