Katja Metfies

Dr. Katja Metfies
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Role / Position
Co-Cruise Leader Leg 5; Coordination Molecular Genetics
My tasks on MOSAiC
Elucidating the biodiversity and genetic potential of eukaryotic marine microbial communities to improve our understanding of microbial survival and microbial mediated processes in the Arctic Ocean.
I am most excited about
I'm most excited about the interdisciplinarity of the project, leveraging the perspective to work with a well coordinated dataset of multidisciplinary observations. MOSAiC will give us the unprecedented opportunity to study the functionality of the Arctic marine ecosystem from genes to the whole system over a full annual cycle and changing environmental conditions.