Dr. Anja Worrich

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Dr. Anja Worrich
Head of Working group Microbial Ecology of Changing Environments

Department of Environmental Microbiology
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 influence of various global change factors on microbial communities in soils. I investigate the effects of drought, salinisation and pollutants on the activity of microbial communities, their structure and the functions to which they contribute. On the side of the pollutants, a major focus is on veterinary medicines (i.e. antibiotics), which enter soils mainly via fertlilization of agricultural land. In agroecosystems, various global change factors act at the same time and it is thus necessary to obtain a better understanding on their single and combined effects on soil functions and plant health. 

since 06/2020 Group leader at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
01/2020 - 04/2020 EMBO Short-term Fellowship at ETH Zurich in the Soil and Terrestrial Environmental Physics group
03/2018 - 06/2020 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

Brandenburg University of Technology

Studiengang Biotechnology, B.Sc.

Modul Mikrobielle Ökologie

2 SWS Vorlesung

1 SWS Seminar

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

  • Article in "Umweltperspektiven" 
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  • Interview for Helmholtz online: Science Communication

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  • Night of the Microbes