Viktoria Wagner studied Human- and Molceluar Biology as a Bachelor’s and Biotechnology as a Master’s student at the Saarland University. During her Master studies she went aborad to Santiago de Chile (University Andres Bello) and studied Pseudomonas as potential cell factory to sustainably produce nylon and this was also the topic of her Master thesis at Prof Wittmann’s lab. She worked as a student researcher during her studies with Prof Wittmann, Prof Heinzle, Prof Walter and at the KIST Europe.
In August 2020, she started her PhD at Andreas Keller’s lab in the field of RNA research. Her main research objective are expression changes of (non-) coding RNA during aging and in disease. Especially miRNA can act as promising diagnostic biomarkers or are potential new therapy targets.