Antonia Otte

M.Sc.

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Academic Background

During my B.Sc. degree in biology at the University of Bremen, Germany, I studied Trypanosoma sp., the pathogen causing African sleeping sickness in livestock and humans. To look at the transmitting tsetse fly and bacteria present in its gut will help to understand how infections are established, and eventually to identify potential points of intervention. Seeing the importance and benefits that molecular life sciences can have on health and the environment, I decided to continue research at the interface of molecular and environmental biology in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven during my M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In my master’s project, I analyzed metatranscriptomic data from a harmful algal bloom (HAB) to identify cellular processes and enzymes involved in the formation of HABs and the associated toxicity. Following up on the use of molecular analyses to understand marine organisms, I started my PhD in October 2022 and will study the role of mitotic recombination in genome evolution of polar phytoplankton.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of Bremen

Oct 2019Nov 2021

Bachelor of Science, University of Bremen

Oct 2016Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • biochemistry
  • molecular biology