Function and Responsibilities:
Leader of the Research Group "Microbial carbon dynamics in the climate system"
Processes of the microbial carbon cycle in permafrost
Microbial diversity and biogeography
Microbial communities and microbiomes in pristine and rewetted fens
Microbial production and oxidation of methane
refer to "Werdegang/Ausbildung"
2003 diploma in Environmental Sciences
at the University of Potsdam, Germany. 2005 Master of Science in Marine Microbiology
as member of the International Max Planck Research School "MarMic". 2008 doctoral degree
at the University of Bremen, Germany, with a PhD conducted at the Alfred Wegener Insititute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam ,Germany. 2008-2012 PostDoc at the ETH Zurich
in the Group of Environmental Microbiology and at the University of Tromsø
in the Molecular Environment Group. Since 2013 leader of a Helmholtz Young Investigators Research Group
) at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Centre for Geosciences GFZ . 2014-2020 Assistant Professor
at the University of Potsdam together with the GFZ Potsdam. Since 2020 Professor
for Molecular environmental microbiology University of Potsdam and GFZ.
DFG Graduate School on Terrestrial-Marine Interface of Water and Matter Fluxes (Co-PI) BalticTranscoast
BMBF project about carbon in permafrost (Russian-German Cooperation) KoPf
Terrestrial Environmental Observatories TERENO
BMBF project about plastic in the environment ENSURE
2017 GFZ award for best young researchers group
2013 Helmholtz Young Investigators Research Group
2008 PostDoc Scholarship DAAD
2009 Winner of the PhD award of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)