Dr Eva C. Sonnenschein

Associate Professor, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604106
Academic Office - 110
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


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.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Marine microbiology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Microbial interactions
  • Microbial communities
  • Microbial biotechnology