Annette is a medical doctor with a focus on Dermatooncology. Since 2006 she has worked as a resident and scientific co-worker at the Division of Dermato-Oncology, Department of Dermatology in Tübingen, Germany (Head: Prof. Claus Garbe), where she performed her board examination in Dermatology in 2013.
Annette has been involved as a sub-investigator in the care of metastatic melanoma patients. This has included numerous international clinical trials of agents like the subsequently approved anti-CTLA4 antibodies.
Starting in 2009 she has worked as a member of the coordinating group on the development of the first evidence based German Melanoma Guideline, which was published in 2013. She is also involved in the revision of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma by the Cancer Council Australia.
In 2013 she commenced a Joint PhD with the title “Genotypes and phenotypes in metastatic melanoma patients”, at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany and The University of Queensland under the supervision of Prof. Garbe, A/Prof. Sturm, A/Prof. Duffy and Prof. Soyer.
In 2013/14 Annette worked for two years in Brisbane at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience and at the Translational Research Institute on the establishment of a large cohort study of melanoma patients and healthy controls to investigate the influence of genetic variants and phenotypes on the development and prognosis of melanoma.
Annette is currently based in Germany at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Her practical and research focus continues to be the improvement of patient care with a special interest in melanoma patients.