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. This was followed by an Emmy Noether grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG) to expand her line of research in Freiburg. In 2021 Tessa was appointed as associate professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Board member International Society for Viruses of Microbes
Spokesperson VAAM (German Microbiology Society) special group on Viruses of Microbes
Guest Editor Special issue in journal ‘Viruses’ on ‘Viruses of Microbes’
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.
Colin studied Biology at the University of Basel, where he obtained his BSc degree in 2017. During his Masters degree at the University of Basel, Colin concentrated more on microbiology. He obtained his MSc degree in 2019 for his work on bacterial effectors in the group of Prof. Dr. Christoph Dehio. In the same year he joined the Quax lab as a PhD candidate.
Zaloa Aguirre Sourrouille
Zaloa studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of the Basque Country, where she obtained her BSc degree in 2018. She obtained her MSc degree in 2021 for her work on the Influenza A Virus Matrix Protein 1 in the group of Prof. Dr. Salvatore Chiantia at the University of Potsdam. In the same year, she obtained a scholarship from the Hector Fellow Academy to join the Quax lab as a PhD candidate
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Joshua studies Biology at the University of Freiburg and has joined the lab in Groningen for an internship with the help of an Erasmus scholarship.