After finishing her Bachelor in Biology, Adina Tietje continued with the international Master program of Molecular Biology and Evolution at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. There she attended internships in the field of antibiotic resistance of P. aeroginosa and the microbiome research in terms of development (N. vectensis) and protection (C. elegans) and worked for her Master project on a therapy approach for IBD with fecal microbiota transplants.

Afterwards she applied at the RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation and is currently working on her doctoral degree in the Lübeck Institute of Experimental Dermatology to elucidate the interactions between the microbiome and host genetics and its influence on chronic inflammation of the skin.