02/2006 PhD in Natural Sciences at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland
PhD thesis on Mechanisms of Calcite Precipitation by Picocyanobacteria
02/2002-02/2006 PhD studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Kastanienbaum, in the department “Surface Waters” of Prof. Dr. B. Wehrli, supervised by Prof. Dr. M. Dittrich
10/2001 M.Sc. (Diplom) in Geoecology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
M.Sc. thesis (Diplomarbeit) on the suitability of surfactant-modified zeolithes for the adsolubilization of organic pollutants
10/1996-20/2001 Geoecology study at University of Bayreuth, Germany
08/2017-present DFG Heisenberg-Professor for Experimental Biogeochemistry
01/2016-08/2017 Designated head / head of the Keylab “Experimental Biogeochemistry”, Bayreuth Center for Ecology and Environmental Research, University of Bayreuth, Germany
08/2010-12/2015 DFG Emmy-Noether Junior Research Group Leader of the group Tuebingen Environmental Analytical Microscopy (TEAM), Center for Applied Geoscience, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany
02/2009-07/2010 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. A. Kappler and Prof. Dr. P. Grathwohl, Center for Applied Geoscience, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen; microbial Fe(II)-oxidation, organic contaminants & metals.
06/2006-12/2008 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. A.P. Hitchcock at the spectro-microscopy beamline 10ID-1, Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, Canada. Commissioning and improvement of STXM, user support and own research program on biomineralization
The impact of trees on soil organic carbon dynamics in the Subarctic - Priming effects and microbial N mining
BayCEER Member Assembly
Investigating communal pathogen defense and its role in social evolution
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Why Science Communication?
Stoichiometric controls of C and N cycling
Flying halfway across the globe to dig in the dirt – a research stay in Bloomington, USA
Picky carnivorous plants?