Judith grew up in beautiful Mainz on the Rhine before she pursued her scientific career in East Germany: She completed her bachelor at TU Dresden working on peptide-drug conjugates in Carsten Werner’s group and moved to Berlin for her M.Sc. degree at Humboldt-University. During a research project in the Ralser Lab/MS Core Facility at Charité she explored prospects of MS based assays for clinical diagnoses. After graduating, she decided to stay with the Hackenberger Lab where she also did her master thesis. Here, she designs cell-permeable conjugates for light induced protein labeling and looks into endogenous cysteine phosphorylation.