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Christiane is the coordinator of the Australian National CJD Registry, responsible for the day to day operations of the group and its interactions with clinicians and patient families.

Christiane graduated from Stuttgart-Hohenheim University, Germany (with honours in biology) and was awarded a PhD from Wagnening University, the Netherlands. Christiane then completed a post doc at University of Melbourne, worked as a Research Scientist at HortResearch in Auckland and then moved into a commercial role with Perkin Elmer managing the high throughput screening and proteomics technologies businesses. A four-year stint with Biotech start up Healthlinx as proteomics laboratory manager further rounded out her business and people skills which she now puts to effective use in her role at the ANCJDR, her most fulfilling role to date.