Christine Seeliger studied for her first degree in computer sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. She finished her bachelor degree in the group of Prof. Susanne Boll on Multimedia and Internet Technologies. Having studied biology as a minor during this time, her interests in molecular biology grew stronger and she went on to study Biology at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg with an emphasis on Molecular Immunobiology. Her masters thesis focused on the structure and the signaling capabilities of the B-Cell receptor associated signaling chains Ig-alpha and Ig-beta in the group of Prof. Michael Reth . During her time in Freiburg, she contributed to the cosmoss project), a bioinformatics resource for the moss Physcomitrella patens as a student assistant.
Christine joined the group of Nicholas Le Novère in 2010 as a PhD student. She studies the signaling pathways originating from the growth-factor receptor TrkB that are involved in long-term potentiation in the dendritic spine. She is focusing on the organization of the lipid components of these pathways utilizing spatial stochastic simulations to gain further insights in their spatial and temporal organization.