I started my independent career with a Sir Henry Dale fellowship from the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust in 2013 in the School of Life Sciences at the university of Dundee. In my lab we aim to understand how asymmetric cell division, cell polarity, the cell cycle and cell fate establishment are interconnected. The lab has specialized in studying the asymmetric cell division of neural stem cells of the developing fly brain, called neuroblasts in vivo and in real time using live cell microscopy. I moved to the north after working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona. During my postdoc, I studied the role of the microtubule network in orienting the mitotic spindle and centrosome asymmetry in Drosophila neuroblasts, in the lab of Prof. Cayetano Gonzalez. Before that I studied mRNA localisation, vesicle trafficking and its link to cell polarity and body axis specification during oogenesis in Drosophila during my PhD in the Institute Jacques Monod, in the lab of Antoine Guichet in Paris. I started my career in the Institute for Developmental Biology of the University of Cologne, in the lab of Prof. Siegfried Roth from where I graduated.