I am working on the chemosynthetic symbiosis between gutless oligochaetes and bacteria. Specifically, I am investigating the Alphaproteobacteria which are one of the main groups of symbionts. I aim to describe the diversity of these Alphaproteobacteria based on metagenomics. Furthermore, I will investigate the metabolism of the most abundant alphaproteobacterial species and its role in the symbiosis based on metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics.
07/2017 ongoing PhD in symbiosis department
10/2015 - 03/2017 Master in Marine Microbiology, IMPRS MarMic, MPI Bremen
Topic of the thesis: Role of carbon monoxide in the biogeochemistry of Posidonia oceanica seagrass peat
10/2014 - 03/2017 Research internship, Maynooth University, Ireland
Topic: Investigation of antibiotic resistance from soil bacteria
10/2012 -09/2014 Bachelor in Biology, TU Dresden
Topic of the thesis: Physiological and morphological characterisation of different archaeal and bacterial isolates from a biogas plant