Astrid Stubbusch

Researcher | ETH Zurich | astrid.stubbusch@eawag.ch

Bio

After studying ‘Biological Sciences’ B.Sc. and ‘Systems Biology’ M.Sc. in Heidelberg, Germany, I am now pursuing doctoral studies with Prof. Martin Ackermann at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) in Zürich, Switzerland.
Here, I strive to understand the role of contact-dependent killing between oceanic microbes. Which microbes are capable of killing their neighbours, which other genomic features co-occur and/or co-evolve with the killing machinery, how much do oceanic microbes invest into their killing machinery in various environmental scenarios, and do we see evolutionary adaptations to the killing lifestyle? These questions I am tackling with genomic, transcriptomic, and imaging data from a lab example as well as by studying metagenomes and metatranscriptomes from complex oceanic microbial communities.

 

Research Interests

Ecology, Evolution, Sociomicrobiology, (Meta)Genomics, (Meta)Transcriptomics, Image Analysis

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Astrid Stubbusch