I did my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in industrial biotechnology at Biberach University of Applied Sciences. I conducted my master’s thesis at NTNU, where I worked on the metabolic engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum to produce α-amylases under non-optimal growth conditions while using alternative microbial feedstocks. During my PhD, I am now working with Bacillus subtilis spores to advance their application beyond the established display of proteins on their spore surface. This project aims to utilize spores as a novel, versatile and programmable bulk biomatter.