Hannah studied Biomathematics and Computer Science in Greifswald, as well as the City University of New York and Rockefeller University New York. She continued with graduate studies at the Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg. Upon completion of her PhD she moved to Israel for postdoctoral work at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her work focuses on understanding cell growth using quantitative experimental approaches.
In 2015 she returned to Germany as a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin, where she joined an interdisciplinary group of scholars from different disciplines of the humanities and the sciences.
During her time at the Weizmann Institute Hannah founded and headed a network of foreign postdocs which functioned as a support group to enable individual scientists to develop their ideas, work or non-work related.
Hannah is interested in many things, among them: the crossing point of mathematical thinking and the intuitive understanding of living systems; human development (individual and as a group, and how the two condition each other).
“I am interested in emancipation processes: How do people move from the situation they are currently in to a position they desire?
Speaking is often the first act in promoting change. I have experienced the HFP workshops as powerful, transformative processes which can markedly improve a situation – be it as a first step towards or as an actual solution.”
In her free time Hannah enjoys spending time in nature, all things music (dancing, playing music together, going to classical concerts) – and to enjoy all the fun things Berlin has to offer.