I am a marine microbiologist investigating microbial interactions in the microalgal holobiont.
Microalgae are responsible for 50% of the global carbon fixation and are promising biotechnological production systems. Their health in Nature and application is intrinsically interlinked to their associated bacteria. Therefore, I study marine bacteria and microalgae to understand the basic principles underlying their interactions and ultimately aim to support the implementation of microalgae as sustainable, biological production systems.
For my research, I use various molecular, biochemical and bioinformatic tools and am currently implementing lab automation and high throughput screening in our workflows.