PhD completed in the MBD group January 2017.
I am interested in how microbial communities interact with their surroundings and hosts, especially higher organisms. I am looking at how the structure of a bacterial community changes with certain factors, for example between plant tissues, and how bacteria influence their environment/hosts and vice versa.
From the make up of microbial communities I am trying to draw conclusions on potential functional roles and to identify new potential symbiotic bacteria. I am also taking into account the presence of potential pathogens and how they might be controlled or suppressed by other members of the community.
DNA-Metabarcoding – ein neuer Blick auf organismische Diversität. . In BioSpektrum, 22, bll 147–150. 2016.
Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure in Two Bornean Nepenthes Species with Differences in Nitrogen Acquisition Strategies. . In Microbial Ecology, 71, bll 938–953. 2016.
Reptiles as reservoirs of bacterial infections: real threat or methodological bias?. . In Microbial Ecology, 70(3), bll 579–84. 2015.