Department of Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
Bacteriophages (phages) are viruses that infect specific host bacteria. Being the most abundant entities on earth, they influence and shape the structure and functions of microbial communities. Despite their known relevance for the functioning of marine systems, little is still known on their selective transport and role for lysis-driven nutrient release and cycling in terrestrial systems. My thesis forms part of the Collaborative Research Centre 1076 (AquaDiva) and challenges the following questions:
- What is the role of fungi and their mycosphere as a location of lysis-derived nutrient cycling and transport?
- Does selective viral transport influence nutrient release and cycling?
- Can marine tracer phages be used to mimic the transport of viruses and other nanoparticulate matter in terrestrial systems?
CV / Scientific Career
PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Research Group Biovailability
Internship: Editorial office of BioSpektrum (Springer), Heidelberg
10/2018 - 12/2020
Master student "Biology", University of Leipzig
Master thesis at the University Hospital Leipzig, Department Virology, Title: 'Investigation of the rubella virus induced interferon response in an in vitro model of human endothelial cell angiogenesis'
1/2019 - 12/2019
10/2015 - 09/2018
Bachelor student "Biology", University of Leipzig
Bachelor thesis at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Environmental Microbiology, Research Group Bioavailabilty, Title: 'Quantifying Phage Transport through Porous Media by Molecular, Physical and Biological Methods'
You, X., Kallies, R., Hild, K., Hildebrandt, A., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A., Wick, L.Y., (2022):
Transport of marine tracer phage particles in soil
Sci. Total Environ. 814 , art. 152704