About Us

Franziska Koller, Ph.D., and Meike Schulz, M.Sc., took over responsibility for content at the Project Genetic Engineering and the Environment (Fachstelle Gentechnik und Umwelt, FGU) in May 2022.

Franziska Koller, Ph.D., obtained her Master’s degree in biology with special focus on molecular biology. Franziska completed her Ph.D. at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in the field of microbiology. Her academic studies and Ph.D. included working with various modern molecular biological techniques in the fields of basic and clinical research.

Meike Schulz obtained her Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and her Master’s degree in ecology and evolution. Meike wrote her Master’s thesis on the topic of genomic adaptations to climate change at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre. She obtained her Master’s degree with special focus on population genetics, evolutionary biology and genomics.

From 2017 until 2021, Katharina Kawall, Ph.D., had overall responsibility for the FGU. Her academic studies included completing a dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB) in Berlin and at the Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin). Katharina obtained her Ph.D. with special focus on various molecular biological methods/techniques/processes and also gained personal experience with applications of CRISPR/Cas9.