In my current role at UK CEH I am responsible for designing and performing ecotoxicological experiments mainly using soil invertebrates. Over the last years I have mostly worked on studying the impact of metal nanomaterials on earthworms, where I have focussed on assessing how nanomaterials can interact with the microbiome as well as the immune system of these soil invertebrates. Through this work, I have become an expert in using molecular techniques to study the impact of pollutants on environmental organisms. Specifically, I am experienced in next-generation sequencing, (quantitative) PCR and metabarcoding data analysis.
Current or past projects I am involved in include PANDORA (EU-H2020), NanoSolveIT (EU-H2020) and NanoCommons (EU-H2020).
2020 - present Experimental ecotoxicologist at UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford (UK)
2016 - present PhD student at UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Cardiff University (UK)
2014 - 2015 Teaching assistant for undergraduate biology courses at University of Amsterdam (NL)
2013 - 2016 MSc. degree in Ecology and Evolution at University of Amsterdam
2009 - 2012 BSc. degree in Biology at University of Amsterdam