As a PhD student at ETH – EAWAG I’m working in David Jhonson’s group for filling the knowledge gab between the spatial structure and the functionality of a simple community of interacting bacteria. We are using a model system based on a denitrifying bacteria and studying them under fluctuating environmental conditions. My current research is based on image analysis of bacterial colonies mainly using Confocal Laser Scan Microscopy (SP5 Laica) at colonies level and Wide Field microscopy at single cells level using agar pad. We are developing new approaches to get more insights into the bacterial spatial arrangement. For the image analysis I use, Phython, Matlab and FIJI. Want to know more? Click here!