Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Xiaoqing Liu
Name: Xiaoqing Liu (China)

Department Lake Research

Flag China
Research topic

Extraction and fractionation of different carbon pools from lake sediments and characterization of the C-pools by carbon isotopes (14C; δ13C) with respect to land use in the catchment


At UFZ since

October 2014

How did you learn about the UFZ?

As Helmholtz Association is the largest scientific research institution in Germany, I have heard of it many years ago. Then because I have an educational background on environmental research, so that is why I know UFZ.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

UFZ has unparalleled experimental equipments and excellent employees, which serve as the guarantee of my expectant research object. Most importantly, I have found the right supervisor and research topic in UFZ.

What do you like about the city you live in?

Magdeburg is not a big and international city, but I'd like to live in here. Because it is quiet, well-regulated and friendly, also it has the beautiful Elbe river which I will pass by every day.

How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

No matter scientists or technicians or PhD students, all of them are friendly and willing to help me. Apart from it, I think they are really skilled and professional, and HIGRADE is well-organized and always trying to improve.

Hobbies

Jogging, ukulele, photography