Jill Ziesmer is currently a PhD student in Dr. Georgios Sotiriou’s group in the department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell biology at Karolinska Institutet.
She completed her Bachelor's studies in 2017 from HTW Berlin in Life Science Engineering. During an internship with integrated Bachelor's thesis she worked in the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin under the supervision of Dr. Annika Vogt, exploring the drug release through nanocarrier based delivery systems in skin. There, she mainly focused on the intrafollicular penetration pathway.
Not having learned enough about nanotechnology yet, she finished her Master's studies in autumn 2018 in the field of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, where she developed a nano scaled keratin-based coating to promote skin attachment in osseointegrated prostheses. The project and integrated thesis was supervised by Dr. Benjamin Almquist in collaboration with Dr. Claire Higgins.
Now she is currently applying her prior assembled knowledge in dermatology and nanotechnolgy by developing a smart polymer microneedle patch with embedded plasmonic photothermal nanoparticles and antibiotic drug to fight life-threatening skin infections from drug-resistant bacteria.
MRes (2017-2018), Bioengineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
BSc (2014 - 2017), Life Science Engineering, University of Applied Science Berlin (HTW), Germany
Academic honours, awards and prizes
2018 1st prize winner of Imperial's Master's 3.60 competition
2017 - present Member of scholarship e-fellows.net
2016 - 2018 Academic Scholarship Foundation Germany ("Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes")