About the Author
Heidi Fleischer is Head of the Research Group "Life Science Automation - Processes" at the University of Rostock. She studied information technology and computer engineering at the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock (Germany). In 2011, Heidi Fleischer obtained her Ph.D. in life science engineering and in 2016 the habilitation in automation engineering at the University of Rostock. She teaches lectures, seminars and practical trainings in the fields of measurement technique and automation engineering, sensors and actuators, life science systems and technologies, and process automation. Kerstin Thurow is Director of the Center for Life Science Automation at the University of Rostock, Germany. She obtained her Ph.D. in organometallic chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and the habilitation in measurement and control in 1999 from the University of Rostock. In 1999 she was appointed a professorship for Life Science Automation. Since that time her scientific work is dedicated to the automation of life science processes. Professor Thurow has authored more than 170 scientific publications. She is a founding member of the academy of sciences Hamburg and member of the technical academy Germany (acatech).