Annika Engel studied mathematics at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern from 2013 to 2019. She wrote her master's thesis on 3D CT images of mouse lungs in the Image Processing group at Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern as part of Cystic fibrosis research. From 2020 to 2021, she was a researcher associate at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Saarbrücken. Since 2021, she has been employed as a PhD student at the “Chair for Clinical Bioinformatics" of the Saarland University. There, she works with medical images from different fields such as cardiology and gastroenterology and evaluates RNA sequencing data in the light of various questions.