Lydia was trained as a doctor’s assistant. After her exam in 1992, she worked for many years in an orthopedics practice. In 2009, Lydia joined the MPI-BPC (since 2022 MPI-NAT) as a lab assistant working with different departments. In 2016, she was happy to join Melina's lab and support her team. Lydia is running the media kitchen that supplies the lab with a range of growth media, buffers and agar plates as well as clean sterile glassware. In addition, she supports the lab with organisational tasks.