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Céline Michiels

Graduate Student
University of British Columbia

Céline Michiels is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Crowe lab. Her main focus is the Nitrogen-cycle in anoxic environments and more specifically the microbial reaction of dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA). She is currently a teaching assistant in microbiology and worked as a high school teacher in Brussels in Science.

Céline Michiels graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) in 2012 with a bachelor and master degree in bioengineering - Environmental Science and Technologies. She is currently in her third year of PhD at the University of British Columbia (BC, Canada) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

"Originally from Belgium, I came to Canada (BC) to study for my PhD and I really enjoy sharing about other people's culture. I am excited to work with the Hercules on the Nautilus as it will allow me to have a first-hand view of the environment (Saanich Inlet) I have been working in for more than a year now. Such an incredible opportunity!"


Céline participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: