Profile of HIGRADE participants
Name: Sven Haange (United Kingdom)
Department Molecular Systems Biology
My research topic involves the bacteria residing in the gastro-intestinal tract, known simply as the microbiome.
I wish to investigate changes in the community not only on the taxonomic but also the functional structure caused by different external influences like diet or inflammation of the gut.
Though on a superficial level this seems quite a disgusting field to work in, at a closer look it is extremely fascinating how your microbiome interacts in partnership with your own body, for the benefit of both.
How did you learn about the UFZ?
I actually learned about the UFZ from a good friend who was already working here
Why did you come to the UFZ?
The topic of my work sounded very interesting. Furthermore the scientific facilities available are excellent.
What do you like about the city you live in?
Leipzig is a wonderful and vibrant city. There is a lot do and it is easy on the wallet.
How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?
I enjoy working at the UFZ a lot.