Stefanie Schirmer studied Computer Science in Bielefeld, Germany, and received her Diploma with distinction in 2006. She is currently a PhD candidate of Bioinformatics and Genome Research, working on RNA secondary structure comparison at Bielefeld University, DE.
Aside from her academic pursuits, Stefanie has a strong interest in physical manipulation, electronics and sewing, as well as finding creative approaches to data. Other projects include creating an interactive sonification of RNA molecule structures. As well, she was on one of the winning teams (solderin' skaters) of the Nokia Push n900 challenge, where they developed a skateboarding game that used a real skateboard equipped with sensors for real-time trick recording.