Dr. Anja Worrich

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Dr. Anja Worrich
Scientist

Department of Environmental Microbiology
Working Group Bioavailability
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone +49 341 235-1378
anja.worrich@ufz.de

Anja Worrich

Research interests

I am interested in the spatiotemporal dynamics of microbial communities and the principles that promote and control their assembly. I use synthetic microbial communities to understand spatial structuring and self-organization arising from the interplay of ecological interactions, dispersal and evolutionary processes. The quantitative analysis of spatial pattern formed by microbial consortia and the measurement of corresponding ecosystem functioning will provide mechanistic insights into the space-structure-function-relationship of microbial communities.

since 03/2018 Postdoc; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
02/2017 - 02/2018 Postdoc at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Molecular Interaction Ecology group and Ecometabolomics platform
03/2013 - 01/2017 PhD student; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; Bioavailabilty group
  Subject: Role of Fungus-mediated Transport Mechanisms for Bacterial Activity under Environmental Stress
03/2012 - 02/2013 Master thesis; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Department Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Systems Ecology group
  Subject: Influence of a spatially structured environment on the establishment of a bacterial inoculum
10/2010 - 02/2013 Studies in Biotechnology and Applied Ecology at the International Graduate School (IHI) Zittau
10/2007 - 09/2010 Studies in Biotechnology at the University of Applied Sciences in Zittau

Index:

2019 (1)
2018 (7)
2017 (2)
2016 (2)

You could use our publication index for further requests.

2019 (1)

  • Worrich, A., Musat, N., Harms, H., (2019):
    Associational effects in the microbial neighborhood
    ISME J.
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2018 (7)

  • Broekgaarden, C., Pelgrom, K.T.B., Bucher, J., van Dam, N.M., Grosser, K., Pieterse, C.M.J., van Kaauwen, M., Steenhuis, G., Voorrips, R.E., de Vos, M., Vosman, B., Worrich, A., van Wees, S.C.M., (2018):
    Combining QTL mapping with transcriptome and metabolome profiling reveals a possible role for ABA signaling in resistance against the cabbage whitefly in cabbage
    PLOS One 13 (11), e0206103
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  • König, S., Worrich, A., Banitz, T., Centler, F., Harms, H., Kästner, M., Miltner, A., Wick, L.Y., Thullner, M., Frank, K., (2018):
    Spatiotemporal disturbance characteristics determine functional stability and collapse risk of simulated microbial ecosystems
    Sci. Rep. 8 , art. 9488
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  • König, S., Worrich, A., Banitz, T., Harms, H., Kästner, M., Miltner, A., Wick, L.Y., Frank, K., Thullner, M., Centler, F., (2018):
    Functional resistance to recurrent spatially heterogeneous disturbances is facilitated by increased activity of surviving bacteria in a virtual ecosystem
    Front. Microbiol. 9 , art. 734
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  • Peters, K., Worrich, A., Weinhold, A., Alka, O., Balcke, G., Birkemeyer, C., Bruelheide, H., Calf, O.W., Dietz, S., Dührkop, K., Gaquerel, E., Heinig, U., Kücklich, M., Macel, M., Müller, C., Poeschl, Y., Pohnert, G., Ristok, C., Rodríguez, V.M., Ruttkies, C., Schumann, M., Schweiger, R., Shahaf, N., Steinbeck, C., Tortosa, M., Treutler, H., Ueberschaar, N., Velasco, P., Weiß, B.M., Widdig, A., Neumann, S., van Dam, N.M., (2018):
    Current challenges in plant eco-metabolomics
    Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19 (5), art. 1385
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  • Worrich, A., (2018):
    Eine starke Allianz
    Umwelt Perspektiven (Dezember 2018), 20 - 21
  • Worrich, A., (2018):
    Eine starke Allianz
    KlarText : Preis für Wissenschaftskommunikation : die Beiträge der Preisträger
    Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH, Heidelberg, S. 22 - 25
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  • Worrich, A., Wick, L.Y., Banitz, T., (2018):
    Ecology of contaminant biotransformation in the mycosphere: Role of transport processes
    In: Gadd, G.M., Sariaslani, S., (eds.)
    Advances in Applied Microbiology 104
    Elsevier, Oxford, p. 93 - 133
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2017 (2)

  • König, S., Worrich, A., Centler, F., Wick, L.Y., Miltner, A., Kästner, M., Thullner, M., Frank, K., Banitz, T., (2017):
    Modelling functional resilience of microbial ecosystems: Analysis of governing processes
    Environ. Modell. Softw. 89 , 31 - 39
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  • Worrich, A., Stryhanyuk, H., Musat, N., König, S., Banitz, T., Centler, F., Frank, K., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Richnow, H.-H., Miltner, A., Kästner, M., Wick, L.Y., (2017):
    Mycelium-mediated transfer of water and nutrients stimulates bacterial activity in dry and oligotrophic environments
    Nat. Commun. 8 , art. 15472
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2016 (2)

  • Worrich, A., König, S., Banitz, T., Centler, F., Frank, K., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Miltner, A., Wick, L.Y., Kaestner, M., (2016):
    Bacterial dispersal promotes biodegradation in heterogeneous systems exposed to osmotic stress
    Front. Microbiol. 7 , art. 1214
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  • Worrich, A., König, S., Miltner, A., Banitz, T., Centler, F., Frank, K., Thullner, M., Harms, H., Kästner, M., Wick, L.Y., (2016):
    Mycelium-like networks increase bacterial dispersal, growth, and biodegradation in a model ecosystem at various water potentials
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 82 (10), 2902 - 2908
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Outreach

  • ARD Alpha Campus Talks - Wie können wir Chemikalien sicherer machen?

  • Article in "Umweltperspektiven" 
Eine starke Allianz

  • Interview for Helmholtz online: Science Communication

Interview zum KlarTEXT-Preis

  • "KlarText" award for science communication 2018 in biology!

  • Night of the Microbes