Dr. Stefanie Lutz

Stefanie Lutz
Dr. Stefanie Lutz
Scientist
stefanie.lutz@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Postdoctoral researcher

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Research Interests:

  • Microbial diversity and ecology
  • Molecular biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics
  • Stress adaptations of cryophiles (in particular snow and ice algae)
  • Beneficial microbes in agriculture

Career:

  • Nov 2020 - present: Postdoctoral researcher, Section 3.5 Interface Geochemistry, GFZ German Reseach Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany 
  • Dec 2018 - Oct 2020: Research associate, Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics & Bioinformatics group, Agroscope, Waedenswil, Switzerland
  • Apr 2018 - Nov 2018: Postdoctoral researcher, Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics & Bioinformatics group, Agroscope, Waedenswil, Switzerland
  • Jan 2016 - Aug 2018: Postdoctoral researcher, Section 3.5 Interface Geochemistry, GFZ German Reseach Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany 
  • Jan 2015 - Dec 2017: Early-career councillor of the European Association of Geochemistry
  • Oct 2011 - Sep 2012: Microbiological Research Support Assistant, Experimental Biogeochemistry group of Prof. L. G. Benning, University of Leeds, UK
  • Oct 2010 - Jan 2011: Graduate research assistant, Geomicrobiology group of Prof. A. Kappler, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Aug - Sep 2009: Visiting research student, Geobiology group of Prof. Dianne K. Newman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
  • Nov 2007 - Jul 2009: Student research assistant, Geomicrobiology group of Prof. A. Kappler, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany

Education:

  • Oct 2012 - Dec 2015: PhD, Cohen Geochemistry group, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds, UK
    • Project title: The microbial diversity and function of Arctic supraglacial biomes.
    • Supervisors: Prof Liane G Benning and  Dr Fiona Gill (Leeds) and  Prof Alexandre Anesio (Bristol)
  • Oct 2005 - Oct 2010: Diploma in Geoecology (equiv. to BSc + MSc), Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany

Projects:

I am currently part of the ERC Synergy Grant Deep Purple. Information on this collaborative effort can be found at https://www.deeppurple-ercsyg.eu/home 

Awards:

2014: Best early career talk at the Environmental Omics conference in Liverpool, UK
2014: IASC travel bursary
2013: Geochemical Society travel bursary
2013: Society for General Microbiology Scientific Meeting travel grant
2013: UK Astrobiology conference (ASB5) student travel bursary
2013: Best poster prize at the UK Astrobiology Conference (ASB5) in Edinburgh, UK
2013: Best poster prize at the "Life in the cold" workshop in Leeds, UK
2012: European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) student travel grant
2011: Best student talk at the Postgraduate Summer School in Astrobiology in Leeds, UK
2011: 3rd best poster at the UK Polar Network workshop, BAS, Cambridge, UK
2011: 2nd best focus group research proposal at the Sao Paulo Advanced School of Astrobiology, Brazil
2007: Baden-Württemberg-Stipend for Erasmus exchange program

Publications