Rebecca Ansorge

Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Visiting)


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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Hildebrand Lab based at the Quadram Institute.

I have a strong interest in metagenomics and other cultivation-independent techniques to study the microbiome in order to extend and complement cultivation-based approaches. Currently, I am investigating strain-level variation and microbial pangenome diversity in human gut microbiomes.

I did my PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, focusing on the microdiversity of microbial symbionts in animal-microbe symbioses by using metagenomics and bioinformatic approaches.

I am fascinated my host-microbe interactions and how this links to strain-diversity – from highly specific one-to-one symbioses to complex microbiomes such as those in the human gut.