I first started observing protists through a microscope during my bachelor's and have been fascinated by their incredible diversity ever since. Whilst I have a particular fondness for ciliates, I am deeply intrigued by all unicellular eukaryotes and find myself constantly in awe of the many wondrous life strategies they have adapted.
During my bachelor in biology at Stockholm University (2019-2022) I had the opportunity to keep studying protists through my thesis project where I wrote a review on the occurrence of mixotrophy in protists. Today I am in my second year of the Master’s Program in Bioinformatics at Uppsala University and find myself lucky enough to be doing a project at Burki Lab on the phylogeny of a group of protists called Picozoa. During the project I will use a phylogenomic approach to analyse both the internal phylogeny of Picozoa as well as the group’s placement in the Eukaryotic Tree of Life.
When I’m not studying, I enjoy baking, spending time in nature and looking at my aquaria.