Dr Anja Spang

I did my PhD studies in microbial comparative genomics at the University of Vienna (Austria) and joined the research team of Thijs Ettema at Uppsala University (Sweden) for my post-doctoral research in 2013. During this time, I investigated novel archaeal lineages, that appeared to be key for our understanding of eukaryogenesis. Since September 2017, I work as a tenure track scientist at the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Netherlands) and as a VR-funded researcher at Uppsala University. In the coming years, my research will address fundamental questions on the metabolic diversity, symbiotic interactions and evolution of archaea in little explored oceanic environments.