Visiting PhD Student
Although I also got in touch with marine sciences slightly during my bachelor, it took me until the start of my PhD in May 2017 at the University of Bremen, Germany, until I was able to start my first project in the marine sciences. During a six month stay at KAUST I would like to generate as much data as possible for my PhD, on which my research is mainly based on.
My main focus now is closely linked to the NICE (Nitrogen cycling in Coral reef Environments) project, which started in 2016 with a cooperation of KAUST and Bremen University. I am interested in the different pathways of the nitrogen cycle in marine benthic organisms, finding differences among different functional groups using a physiologically based approach. To go beyond, I would also find out how environmental changes do alter the nitrogen cycle processes in the investigated organisms.