University of Hannover
PhD in Biology
Braunschweig, Bayreuth, Manchester, Sheffield, Limerick
Senior lecturer in microbiology, University of Limerick
University of Limerick
Favourite thing to do in science: Investigating what microbes do in the environment
About Me: I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Limerick. I moved with my family to Ireland 10 years ago. Before then we were living in the UK.
My Work: I teach and research many things related to microbiology. This includes teaching nurses in infection control or teaching food science students about food-borne pathogens. My favorite topic is environmental microbiology though.
My Typical Day: My typical day consists of teaching classes of students about different aspects of microbiology. I spend some time in the laboratory doing research with my postgraduate students. Furthermore, I am spending a lot of time at the computer, developing teaching materials, write texts about our research or look through other scientist's research.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Interested in microbes
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What did you want to be after you left school?
Scientist or engineer
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What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Figure out new methods
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
Organisms that you can not see with the naked eye
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Having a bigger research lab; own a horse; living by the coast
Tell us a joke.
I lost my mood ring, I don't know how I feel about that.