Melanie Daugschies was born in Hannover (Germany) in 1987. She received her Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Biomedical Engineering 2010 from the University of Applied Sciences Lübeck. She joined the Section Biomedical Imaging of the University Hospital Kiel in 2009 and continued her work after the diploma as a phd student. Her interests are ultrasonic characterization of trabecular and cortical bone.