Education
October 1996 - October 2002:
Diploma in biology at the University of Basel,
Switzerland.
September 2003 - January 2004:
November 2002 - June 2003:
Research Assistant at the Friedrich Miescher
Institute (Novartis, Basel, Switzerland). Working
with proteins involved in DNA repair mechanisms
(B. Hohn group).
Internship at the Department of Cell and Organism
Biology at the University of Lund, Sweden (D.E.
Nilsson group). Working on adaptation of spider
eyes (
Leucorchestris arenicola) to dim light.
February 2004 - July 2008:
PhD-thesis at Eawag/ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Working on microbial litter decomposition and
methane emissions in a littoral
Phragmites
australis
wetland influenced by global warming
and nitrate deposition (Supervisor: M.O.
Gessner).
Research experience
October 2008 - December 2008:
Postdoc at Eawag/ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Working on litter decomposition in lakes
(M.O. Gessner group).
February 2009 - present:
Postdoc at the Center for Geomicrobiology,
University of Aarhus Denmark. Working on
sediment methane fluxes in the Baltic Sea.
Education
Consulting for Reservoir Environmental Mgt., Inc.,
Chattanooga, USA. Working on modeling artificial
oxygenation of reservoirs.
July 2008 - October 2008:
Research Cruises
April 22-25, 2009:
RV Aranda; Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finnland,
Gotland Deep); sediment and pore water
sampling for methane, TN, TC, sulfate, sulfide,
and DIC .
November 5-11, 2010:
RV Oceania; Baltic Sea (Gdansk Bay); Pore
water station leader (sediment and pore water
sampling for methane, TN, TC, sulfate, sulfide,
and DIC).