She is involved in the Human Biomonitoring Initiative (project HMB4EU) funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Main focus of her work are the development and application of nontarget screening and suspect screening methods of new emerging contaminants in blood and urine via liquid/ gas chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry and adapting the workflows for automated data analysis.
Carolin studied Chemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin and worked with femtosecond-laser-experiments on salt nanoparticles for her bachelor thesis. She holds a Master in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. She spent one semester in Svalbard (Norwegian Arctic) focusing on Arctic research and got involved in several field studies. For her master thesis, she analyzed the impact of airborne inorganic contaminants in soil and plant samples from Svalbard, as well as analyzing polychlorinated biphenyls in the soil.