Profile of HIGRADE participants
I came across UFZ during an internet search whilst looking for PhD opportunities.
Their research on aquifer biogeochemistry interests me having done research related to stable isotope probing during my Masters, I was immediately attracted to it, applied for it and here I am.
Leipzig is unique in its own way, size-wise it is a city that it isn´t too big yet isn´t too small. With a mix of architecture and a colourful history, it certainly offers a plethora of activities catering to different needs its residents.
UFZ has a seemingly good support structure for its students and staff, and allows everyone from various levels to interact with one another, regardless of race, language, religion or political beliefs.
I try to hit the gym a few times a week. Other than that, I am still an avid player of the Pokemon Go.