Janina is a second year PhD student in the Environmental Science graduate program of the University of Oldenburg and part of Oliver Wurl’s “Sea Surface” working group. Her work has its focus on the role of microbiology on air-sea gas exchange processes in the surface microlayer. She uses microsensor technology to measure micro-gradients of oxygen, pH and temperature in the sea surface as well as molecular methods to track microbial community changes.

Janina received her master’s degree from the University of Hamburg, where she studied “Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries Sciences” and completed her thesis about heat-shock reponses in copepods. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in “Life Sciences” with the Open University and has several years of work experience as a lab technician in biomedical research in industry and academia.