Dr. Tessa E.F. Quax
Tessa studied Biology at the University of Utrecht, where she obtained her BSc (2007) and MSc (2009) with distinction. She performed her PhD training in a joint project in the group of Prof. Dr. John van der Oost at Wageningen University and in the group of Dr. Prangishvili at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. She obtained her PhD degree in 2013 for her work on archaeal virus-host interactions. Next, she obtained a Pegasus-Marie-Curie fellowship to do a post-doc in the lab of Prof. Dr. Rob Lavigne at Leuven University (2014). Supported by an EMBO long term fellowship and a Marie-Curie post-doctoral fellowship, in 2015 she moved to the University of Freiburg for a post-doc on archaeal chemotaxis and motility in the group of Prof. Dr. Sonja-Verena Albers. In 2018 she received a Maragete von Wrangell independence grant in order to start her own research line on viruses of haloarchaea at the University of Freiburg.
Sabine studied Biology at the University of Freiburg, where she obtained her BSc degree in 2016. She continued her studies at the same University further focusing on microbiology. She obtained her MSc degree in 2019 for her work on archaeal cell division in the group of Prof. Dr. Sonja-Verena Albers. In the same year she joined the Quax lab as a PhD candidate.
Drishya Sobhanakumari Gopan
Drishya has studied Microbiology at the Amrita School of Biotechnology, India and obtained her BSc degree in 2016. She continued to do a masters program in Applied Microbiology at the Vellore Institute of Technology, India. She joined the group in 2018 to perform her master Thesis.