Anne-Katrien graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry. She continued her studies at the University of Surrey and obtained an M.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry in 2006 followed by a Ph.D. in Immunology in 2011. Her research focussed on modulating T cell responses in an atherosclerosis model. She Joined Klaus Okkenhaug’s group as a postdoc in 2011, and now works on the role of PI3Ks in airway infections.