What this blog is about

Hi, I am Sarah and I decided to dive into the fascinating world of bacteria when I sat in my very first microbiology lecture at university. I was intrigued by the fact that those tiny organisms are able to completely knock us out – us super humans that are so biologically advanced – and survive in the strangest corners of the planet like volcanoes, the deep sea…

So I decided to pursue a research career in microbiology and during my PhD I studied how bacteria compete and kill each other. Now, in my first postdoc I investigate how bacteria adapt to the changing environment which can be our own body.

Throughout the last years in research I got more and more intrigued by bacteria, what they are able to do, what kind of superpowers they have and how omnipresent they are in all our lives. I also started to enjoy it a lot to explain people how bacteria work, what the differences between viruses and bacteria are and how we certainly would not be the same without either of them.

So, I made it my mission to share my fascination for bacteria by starting this blog which is now in its second year. This gives me the unique opportunity to show you that bacteria surely do not deserve the picture that many of us still have of them and how dependent we are on them for our everyday’s life.

I myself also love to learn more about these little organisms and would like to share with you what I found out. And thanks to Noémie I now also have some really amazing illustrations along with most articles to underline more visually what I am actually explaining in the text.

I was interviewed at the FEMS2019 about my fascination for bacteria and my microbial hero. Have a look at the video to find out the answers 🙂

I am really glad you are here and want to learn more about my favourite organisms. Feel free to share the articles with your friends and families or leave me comments, questions or feedback in the comment section. I promise I will get back to each one of them.

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