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About Eva:

I am a marine microbiologist being fascinated by microbes, how they communicate and interact in beneficial and detrimental ways on a microscopic scale. I study these interaction pathways on the gene, RNA, protein and metabolite level with the overall goal to predict how microbial activities on the molecular level control and are controlled by the environment and to estimate their impact on global issues such as climate change. Specifically, I focus on the marine bacteria living in association with microalgae in the phycosphere or with plastic in the plastisphere.

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I obtained my MSc (2007) in Biology with the focus on Biological Oceanography at the University of Kiel in Germany and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) conducting my Master thesis research at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, Germany. I received my PhD (2011) in Marine Microbiology from the Jacobs University Bremen and the International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology (MarMic) in Germany. From 2011 to 2013, I worked as postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) within the California Center for Algae Biotechnology. From 2013 to 2022, I first worked as postdoctoral scholar, then Assistant Professor and Senior Scientist at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Since 2022, I am an Associate Professor in Biosciences at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom.

My research was funded and part of the DOE project CAB-Comm at UCSD, the EU FP7 projects PharmaSea and MaCuMBA and the EU Horizon project Marbles at DTU.

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