Sophie Schneider was a PhD student in the MOSAIC group between December 2012 and July 2015. She is a German citizen, born in 1987 in Gera, Germany. After leaving the MOSAIC group, Sophie became a PhD student at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, working at the Balgrist University Hospital on medical data analysis.
From 2006 until 2009 she did her Bachelor studies in Biology at the Humboldt-University in Berlin with a focus on Theoretical Biology. In her Bachelor thesis, supervised by Prof. Peter Hammerstein, she conducted numerical simulations on the population dynamics of different Wolbachia strains, aiming at understanding the mechanism of cytoplasmatic incompatibility.
Subsequently, Sophie did her two-year Master studies in Bioinformatics at the University of Potsdam. In a project supervised by Dr. Zoran Nikoloski she used game theory to model the occurrence of cancer cells competing with normal, non-malignant cells. She did her Master thesis in the research group of Prof. Wilhelm Huisinga in collaboration with the PharMetrX program on the pharmacokinetic behavior of the antibiotic Tobramycin employing covariate modelling using nonlinear mixed-effects models.
During her Master studies Sophie worked as a research assistant in statistical analysis of gene expression at the Bioinformatics group of the University of Potsdam and in Prof. Wilhelm Huisinga's group on implementing a systems-biological model in Matlab.
In the MOSAIC Group, Sophie worked on image analysis of developmental processes, such as the formation of the vasculature in zebrafish Danio rerio. This project was a collaboration with Stephan Daetwyler from the lab of Dr. Jan Huisken.