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Welcome to HIGRADE!
The "Helmholtz Interdisciplinary GRADuate School for Environmental Research (HIGRADE)" provides a coherent framework for qualifying new generations of internationally competitive doctoral researchers in the field of environmental science. Our aim is to prepare doctoral researchers at the UFZ for careers in a range of environmental fields, i.e. for taking over leading positions in research, management and policy, technology development, or consulting and education.
Graduate School HIGRADE: Profile of the day
Laura-Fabienne Fröhlich (Germany)
Department Analytical Chemistry
The MiBiTox projects gathers data about the unknown role of the human microbiome in interaction with synthetic chemicals from the environment. Do the chemicals influence the microbiome? Or the other way around? And if yes, is the outcome favorable for our body and us humans, toxification or detoxification? My role is to identify possible transformation products via targeted and untargeted analysis from a simplified human gut microbiome(SIHUMIx)to zebrafish to mice and real human gut samples.