I am an early stage researcher from Germany and I work as a plant scientist at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility based at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Previously, I completed a PhD in biology at Ghent University in Belgium. During my PhD, almost everything about my research was “micro”. Specifically, I worked with microalgae and bacteria, and studied their micro-scale interactions. As part of an innovative training network, my research project was one out of fifteen projects funded by the European Union. The goal of the network was to shed light on the complex interactions between algae and their associated bacteria, the algal microbiome. Being part of this network was a great experience because I got to work with PhD students and professors at other European institutions and companies.