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Interview Archive „Been in America“

I. Quarter 2022

Dr. Tiziana Gelmi Candusso

“Been in America”: Researchers in conversation

(02/25/22) Since the fall of 2019, biologist Tiziana Gelmi Candusso is doing postdoctoral resesarch at the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology of the University of Toronto in the group of Marie-Josée Fortin. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Dr. Gelmi Candusso investigates the role of red foxes in the urban environment. She spoke with the DFG North America Office about her research, compatibility of family and career, and the surprising cornucopia of wild life in the midst of a metropolis.

Marie C. Schölmerich

“Been in America”: Researchers in conversation

(01/25/22) Molecular Microbiologist Dr. Marie Schölmerich has been at the Innovative Genomics Institute at the University of California in Berkeley since the beginning of 2021 on a Walter Benjamin fellowship provided by the DFG. She is working in Jillian Banfield’s group where she studies still largely enigmatic nanobacteria that lack key metabolic functions and live symbiotically with other organisms. Her interview with the DFG’s North American office covered subjects including her research, the wide spectrum of symbiotic lifestyles, work-life balance, and Borgs.


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