Not being overly decisive when it comes to single study organisms I developed a sense of curiosity for systems often regarded by me as "information soups", aka microbiomes or environmental DNA. Looking for optimized ways to disentangle and understand underlying drivers, interactions, and dynamics within such complex communities has become a major focus of my academic journey. I now have the opportunity to use my experience in this field for a PhD project offering great potential for a variety of applications in forensics.
- 2022-present: PhD thesis on forensic tracking through eDNA under supervision of Prof. Dr. Gerald Heckel (Group leader, CMPG, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern) and Dr. ès Sc. Martin Zieger (Dep. Head of Department, Forensic Molecular Biology, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern)
- 2018-2021: Master of Science in Ecology and Evolution with a special qualification in Evolution, University of Bern. Focus on the interplay between evolutionary forces and microbial community DNA.
- 2015-2018: Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Bern. Focus on Ecology and Evolution