Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (Jacobs University Bremen). Thesis title: Effects of Lunar and Martian Dust Simulants on HaCaT Keratinocytes and CHO-K1 Fibroblasts.
Scientific Interests and Goals:Astrobiology, Planetary Protection, Space Biology and Medicine, Microbiology.
Work with extremophilic and highly resistant to various environmental stresses microorganisms, surviving on the limits of habitability. Special interest on microbial interactions in hydrothermal vents. Origin of life studies.