Anke Lindner is a professor of physics at Paris University, France and performs her research at the PMMH laboratory of the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie (ESPCI), Paris. She obtained her PhD from the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris in 2000 working on interfacial instabilities in complex fluids. She has then worked as a consultant at McKinsey and Company, in Zurich, Switzerland and as a Post-Doctoral fellow at ESPCI. Her current research activities concern the flow of complex fluids, ranging from active matter, to suspensions and biofluids and her experimental group uses original microfabrication, microflow and particle tracking techniques to investigate fluid-structure interactions in viscous flows. She has recently been awarded an ERC consolidator grant and became a fellow of the APS-DFD in November 2019. She is the Maurice Couette award winner of the French Society of Rheology 2019 and received the silver medal of the CNRS in 2021.