Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Peter Hofmann
Name: Peter Hofmann (Germany)

Department Environmental Microbiology

Flag Germany
Research topic

Resilience provisioning of biodiversity across environmental gradients


At UFZ since

September 2016

How did you learn about the UFZ?

I was aware of the diverse research centres/institutes of Helmholtz throughout Germany and came to know about the UFZ through a PhD offer posted online.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

The UFZ has a lot of which a researcher can hope for: - Very well equipped facilities - appealing working environment - convincing strategy for the support of their young academics

What do you like about the city you live in?

Leipzig is an exciting city that features a great range of leisure activities and attractive accomodation - both at very affordable costs.

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

So far, I rather enjoy the atmosphere at the institute. HIGRADE looks very promising so far.