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Rebecca Ansorge

PhD Student
Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen

Rebecca Ansorge is a PhD student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology in the Symbiosis Department and working on the symbiosis between mussels of the genus Bathymodiolus and their bacterial symbionts. Rebeccas studies focus on the population structure and strain diversity in the symbionts. Furthermore, she investigates the role that phage predation and selective pressure plays in the symbiont communities. Rebecca is part of the International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic) where she successfully obtained my MSc. degree in 2014.

After studying Biology at the University of Bremen in her Bacherlors, Renecca entered the Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic) and graduated in 2014. Currently she is in her PhD studies.

"I am fascinated by the ocean and the fact how little is known about the life under water despite the huge area of our planet that is covered by water. I am excited to be able to do my part of discovering a little bit more about it. For me, to be on the Nautilus provides the unique chance to connect and be close to the living communities and ecosystems that I am fascinated about."


Rebecca participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: