The Bachelor and Master of Science in biochemistry at the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf provided the foundation of my commencement as a PhD student in drug discovery under Katherine Andrews at Griffith. My professional interests focus on both parts of drug discovery, the chemist and biological part which is why my current project is both about the investigation of malaria parasite proteins as drug targets and finding new drug leads against malaria. Histone-deacetylases and their complex proteins are my proteins of interest and also already known as successful drug targets against cancer. Malaria is one of the world’s most significant infectious disease. To this date there is no widely effective malaria vaccine available and drug resistance is a major concern. With our research, Queensland is fighting against a worldwide health issue which still remains being a major killer of children with taking the life of a child every 2 minutes.