Information  from Annika

Annika is a member within the Euro-MIC COST framework. This project is funded by the European Union and enables scientists to bridge knowledge and capabilities across countries and disciplines.

Summary of the experiences and competences of Annika

I am a scientist at the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) in Koblenz, Germany. I mostly work on applied research questions at and in German Waterways.
As our current project deals with MIC observed in weirs and locks made from sheet pile steel, I was very happy to participate the Euro-MIC COST project for exchange with others. I am particularly interested in how to dinstinguish MIC from abiotic corrosion processes and to elucidate the role of SRBs in these freshwater environments.

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My current research interest is a geomicrobiological topic looking at microbial induced corrosion using molecular microbiological (NGS) and biogeochemical (microsensors) techniques to investigate the phylogentic and functional characterisitics of corrosive biofilms in German Waterways. I have expertise in field sampling methods (anoxic sampling etc.) and molecular microbiology (DNA extraction procedures, qPCR, NGS). Furthermore I apply microsensors in the field and in the lab to measure high resolution gradients.


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Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)

Am Mainzer Tor 1




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