Environmental Chemistry of Biomolecules
I am a chemist focussing on the environmental behaviour of natural toxins, aquatic enzymes and micropollutants. My group investigates the occurrence and how long-lived these (bio)molecules are in surface waters. I have built an expertise for analytical solutions to study site-specific damage of molecules and environmental transformation processes (photochemical and enzymatic).
I am an environmental scientist. I am most interested in analytical chemistry, working with LC-MS. The past three years I have analysed micropollutants in, on, and around biofilm as part of the Ecoimpact2-team. Here I will continue working with LC-MS, using new methods for the analysis of cyanopeptides.
I am a half-microbiologist and half-chemist. I focused on environmental microbiology during my master’s study and developed a great interest in cyanobacteria. Now I will conduct my PhD’s study from the chemistry side, and I would like to build NRPs profiles and study their stability in surface waters.
Synthetic Microbial Ecology
I am a microbial ecologist with the goal of understanding how interactions between different cell-types give rise to complex dynamics and system-level properties. I use synthetic ecology approaches, where we build ecosystems from individual parts (i.e., cell-types) and quantify their dynamics and behaviors. I am primarily an experimentalist, but enjoy playing with mathematical models whenever possible. I also enjoy Greyhound dogs and preventing my kids from destroying my house.
I am an environmental biotechnologist with a newfound interest in synthetic microbial ecology. Most of my previous studies have focused on the microbiology of wastewater treatment plants, with a metabolic and molecular focus. Now, I will be conducting my PhD undertaking the synthetic microbiology side of the project by studying the relative fitness of toxic cyanobacteria relative to a range of competitors and different biotic and abiotic conditions.
I am a microbial ecologist with broad interests in community dynamics and evolution of microbes. I’m in love with aquatic ecosystems. I aim at understanding how plankton communities function, maintain high biodiversity and respond to the effects of environmental change. I like to play with new tools to study plankton in the field, focusing on individual and population responses and how they influence ecosystem level interactions.
As an aquatic ecologist, I am broadly interested in aquatic food web dynamics and ecosystem processes, as well as in their responses to environmental change. I have worked with several groups of organisms in the past, including fishes and macroinvertebrates, but I am currently most fascinated by the beauty of phytoplankton.
I am a freshly graduated ecologist excited to start my PhD in cyanoHABs. I have a strong interest in aquatic ecosystems and I am particularly keen on studying contemporary evolution in a community context. In this project, I aim to understand the eco-evolutionary mechanisms that trigger cyanoHABs. I enjoy exchanging ideas and working in an interdisciplinary environment.
I am a well-rounded research technician at the department of Aquatic Ecology (Eco) at Eawag. I am involved in a multitude of different projects where I am mainly involved in questions and issues related to molecular biology but not exclusively. I was trained as a Lab technician at ETH’s Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) and I have a bachelor in Biotechnology. I like science and being in Nature.
I am an ecologist with a background in biology and environmetal sciences and a heart for plankton. I developed my interests during my master thesis in Francesco’s group. After a short detour and internship with the cantonal authorities, I returned to Eawag as a Research Assistant exploring field work, the lab and data.
Theoretical Ecology and Evolution
I’m a theoretical ecologist and evolutionary biologist. I aim to study how co-evolutionary forces shape communities and their functioning, and in turn, how co-evolution is determined by the ecological dynamics feedback. My research interests included eco-evolution, coexistence theory, ecosystem-functioning, and ecological networks.
I am an evolutionary biologist. I’m not particularly interested in any specific species or biological system as I find each system is fascinating in its own way. I focus on understanding general evolutionary mechanisms using mathematical models and hope to be able to incorporate empirical work to justify my models.
Senior Research Assistant
I’m a molecular systems biologist and ecologist interested in how microorganisms interact with each other. In my research, I integrate genome-wide molecular omics characterizations and large-scale genetic engineering, with live-cell microscopy and different modelling approaches.
Intern with David Johnson
I am a biotechnologist and an aspiring microbial ecologist. During my Master’s thesis in Dave’s group, I developed a passion for building cool tools using molecular biology in the lab. Now, I am using this passion for molecular biology for the synthetic microbiology side of the project.