Dr. Anja Worrich
Department of Applied Microbial Ecology

Working Group Environmental Antimicrobial Resistance

Phone +49 341 235 482295

Permoserstraße 15 | 04318 Leipzig | Germany


Wenxuan Chen joined the group as a visiting PhD student. She will be working on the development of QSAR models for the prediction of antibiotic rejection by membranes. Nice to have you on board!

Wenxuan Chen

Dr. Chika Ejikeugwu joined our group via a Humboldt Fellowship for experienced researchers. Chika will work on the effects of antibiotic mixtures in soils. Welcome!


After one year with us, we say goodbye to Xin Wen, who is going back to South China Agricultural University after her stay as a guest PhD in our group. Thank you Xin for the good time and good luck on your further way! We also look forward to continuing our collaboration in the future.

Xin farewell

Hendrik Seifert will now continue the work he did during his internship in the FULLREMOVAL project as a master student under the supervision of Fátima. Welcome back Hendrik!


New review paper out in Environmental Microbiology. From gut to mud: dissemination of antimicrobial resistance between animal and agricultural niches

Click here for open access version

gut to mud

We warmly welcome Maria as a new PhD student in the FATE PhD College. Maria will be working on the degradation and effects of antibiotics in agricultural soils. 

Maria Greulich

We warmly welcome Fátima as a new postdoc to the group. Fátima will be working on her MSCA-funded project FULLREMOVAL for the next two years. 


Kristina Scholz is joining the working group as an intern for the next three months. Welcome Kristina!


Hanna's bachelor thesis will investigate the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance persistence in soils.

Good luck!

Hanna Ziegler

Since February, Maja Hinkel is supporting the working group as a technical assistant. She will develop and apply protocols to determine hosts of antibiotic resistance genes in soil. Welcome Maja!

Maja Hinkel

Johanna Zech will do an internship with us until the end of February. She will investigate how soil biophysical conditions affect the invasion success of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

Johanna Zech

Our BELL student Johanna Rasch participated very successfully in the regional Jugend forscht contest. She took the first place in the biology category and also received the Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Award.

Congratulations Johanna!

Johanna Jugend forscht

The MDR series "Mission: Saving the world" featured our work on antibiotics in soils.



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