Dr. Sophie Veitinger studied biology at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. In 2005, she received her diploma in zoology and neurobiology. During her PhD thesis at the department of Cell Physiology at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, she investigated purinergic receptors and downstream mitochondrial Ca2+ sequestration in murine Sertoli cells. Afterwards she worked in the workgroup for Chemosensation at the RWTH Aachen, Germany. For 2,5 years she was a postdoc at the Institute for Cytobiology and Cytopathology of the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, where she also coordinated the Bioimaging Facility of the SFB593. Currently, she works as a postdoc at the department of Cell Physiology at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany.