• Curriculum vitae


    • Since 2020:
      PhD studies in the Animal Evolutionary Ecology Group, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Germany
    • 2016 - 2019:
      MSc Microbiology, Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany
      Thesis: Iron metabolizing bacteria in permafrost soils in Sweden
    • 2012 - 2016:
      BSc Biology, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
      Thesis: Formate transport in Synthrophus aciditrophicus
    • 2011 - 2012:
      Studies in physics and sports, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Work experience

    • 2019 - 2020:
      Laboratory assistant, Maquet Cardiopulmonary GmbH, Hechingen, Germany
    • 2019:
      Intern, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá
    • 2017 - 2018:
      Intern, Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen, Germany

  • Research interests

    • Contribution of the host immune system and the host microbiota to the adaptation of a parasite in a co-evolving host/parasite system
    • Correlation of the parasite genotype and phenotype during co-evolution
    • Pathogen fitness in regards to virulence, transmission, secondary infection success and investment into following generations
    • When is a micro-organism a true pathogen?

  • Publications

    • Patzner MS, Mueller CW, Malusova M, Baur M, Nikeleit V, Scholten T, Hoeschen C, Byrne JM, Borch T, Kapppler A, Bryce C (2020). Iron mineral dissolution releases iron and associated organic carbon during permafrost thaw. Nature Communications 11: 6329. 10.1038/s41467-020-20102-6 [doi]