Simone Schurle is researching in the field of biomedical engineering and is affiliated with The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT as postdoctoral fellow since 2014. She graduated in 2009 from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Management (Dipl. Wi.-Ing.) with specialization in micro/nanosystems. During her studies, she was also researching at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, about automated drug infusion and control and at the University of Kyoto, Japan, in the field of carbon nanotube based nanosensors. She then joined the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) where she focused on magnetic manipulation techniques for biomedical applications. She was awarded with the ETH medal for her doctoral thesis and with fellowships from the SNSF, DAAD and the Society in Science – The Branco Weiss fellowship for her postdoctoral studies. Besides activities in public outreach work and education, she is serving as Global Future Council for the World Economic Forum. She is also co-founder of MagnebotiX, a spin-off from ETHZ.