I am a postdoctoral researcher experienced with multi-omics bioinformatics, biostatistics and molecular biology for the analysis of large microbiome datasets. I completed a PhD studying the diversity of marine, deep-sea microbial eukaryotes at the University of Geneva, and worked as a postdoc on environmental and human gut microbiome projects related to mining and nutrition at UC San Diego, where I participated to developing bioinformatic tools and to the crowd-funded citizen-science Microsetta Initiative. I found that transcending research fields and borders to learn and exchange from diverse experts and enthusiasts is most stimulating and key to promote science and humanities for peace and cooperation in the face of global challenges.
My early-career research is focused on benthic deep-sea and molecular biology, using ancient DNA and multi-omics techniques, to understand the eco-evolution of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes, and the amazing Foraminifera. My fascination for deep-sea Life - from molecules to ecosystems - was contented by joining five expeditions, including two across the Atlantic and three in the Northwest Pacific. Moreover, I currently serve as Communications Officer for the Deep-Sea Biology Society.
At the University of Oslo, I work on a project to study microplastic biofilm microbes spreading in oceans, and assess their envrionmental and human health impacts. I will be adjusting the metagenomic and computational lenses through which our international team will understand gene exchange and ecological mechanisms determining antibiotic resistance and other metabolisms.