Hi! I'm a PhD-student in Bioinformatics at the SLU Global Bioinformatics centre under the supervision of Pr. Erik Bongcam-Rudloff. Our research group is located at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.
My PhD is about assessing the anthropogenic impact on West Indian Ocean coral reefs. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. They face great challenges, and their population is rapidly declining. They are threatened by the rise of ocean temperature, by unsustainable fishing practices and pollution from industries. The coral microbiome - the microbes that live inside the coral - is heavily changing in polluted areas.
We aim to use a combination of cutting-edge methods on the coral mucus, surrouding water and sediments to sequence the DNA and the genes of these microbes. They might give insight of how to better protect the coral from aggressors, and if polluted areas are less resistant to climate change!
I also have a great interest for open source software and open science, and am an active instructor for The Carpentries.