Profile of HIGRADE participants
The first time during my bachelors study (BioGeoScience) in Jena as there are a lot of collaborations between the university and the UFZ. E.g. I joined a lecture by Prof. Wolf v. Tümpling (UFZ Magdeburg). Later I joined the UFZ for my Master thesis while studying in Vienna, to apply my knowledge about river biofilms in an ecotoxicological approach.
Good connections for multidisciplinary research, well structured graduate school and good lab equipment
It's the perfect size and mixuture of the other cities, where I lived so far. Larger than Würzburg and Jena, smaller than Vienna, but still shaped by the many (PhD-)students.
I still dream of becoming an astronaut at some point
I enjoy anything that's related to water: swimming, canoeing/SUP, .... Water is my element!