I wrote a short blog article on a fascinating seminar on vampire-like bacteria.
IT IS DONE! On Sept 15th I successfully defended my PhD thesis.
It was an amazing feeling. Thanks to everyone for coming and making this a day I will never forget.
You can read the thesis here: “Evolution of Cooperation and Virulence in an Opportunistic Pathogen” (2017)
Paper published: My third thesis chapter was accepted for publication in BMC Biology (2017).
I experimentally evolved bacteria to test whether they would evolve back to being cooperators after they had evolved to be cheaters. Turns out … they don’t!
Article on my PhD work (in German)