Selin Kara completed B.Sc. Chemical Engineering and B.Sc. Food Engineering studies at Middle East Technical University (Turkey). In 2005, she moved to Germany for M.Sc. study in Biotechnology at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) with a DAAD–Turkish Education Foundation scholarship. In 2011, she was awarded a Ph.D. degree in bioprocess engineering at the TUHH, Institute of Technical Biocatalysis. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a PostDoc researcher in the Biocatalysis Group within the Department of Biotechnology at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). In September 2013, she started her Habilitation in the Chair of Molecular Biotechnology at Technical University Dresden (Germany). In May 2018, Selin Kara completed her Habilitation in the research fields of Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering at TUHH. Since 2018, she is leading the research group Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing within the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University (Denmark) and since 2021 she is Executive Director of the Institute of Technical Chemisty at Leibniz University Hannover (Germany).