Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Christian Fricke
Name: Christian Fricke (Germany)

Department Environmental Microbiology

Flag Germany
Research topic

Development of a reliable and fast detection method for pathogen bacteria based on isothermal calorimetry

At UFZ since

July 2108

How did you learn about the UFZ?

I was looking for an attractive PhD project at an international research institute and I found my current PhD project as a job advertisement on the UFZ homepage.

Why did you come to the UFZ?

The UFZ provides perfect scientific conditions for young researchers to develop their own scientific profile. In addition, the importance of environmental research plays a key role in current science and I would like to make a contribution to environmental research.

What do you like about the city you live in?

Leipzig is a young and dynamic city with a diversity of different lifestyles. Here there is a perfect balance between big city life and green recreation areas. In addition, the city offers a variety of high-class sport events.

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

I feel very comfortable at the UFZ and HIGRADE gives me the opportunity to improve important skills during my PhD as well as meet new colleagues.

Your own links (e.g. homepage, publications) Gleisner, M., Kroppen, B., Fricke, C., Teske, N., Kliesch, T.-T., Janshoff, A., Meinecke, M., Steinem, C. (2016) Epsin N-terminal Homology Domain (ENTH) Activity as a Function of Membrane Tension, The Journal of biological chemistry, 291 (38), 19953–19961.


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