07/2016 - Beginning of PhD, project “drinking water” at the Biofilm Centre, University of Duisburg-Essen

03/2016 - Master of Science “Water Science”, Thesis: “Effect of copper ions on planktonic cells and biofilms of Legionella pneumophila”, University of Duisburg-Essen

09/2013 - Bachelor of Science “Water Science”, Thesis: „Analysis of the water fractions in Deinococcus geothermalis with methods of the DSC”, University of Duisburg-Essen

Research Focus

  • Proof of hygienically relevant microorganisms in water and in biofilms by cultural and molecular biological methods
  • Occurrence, establishment and persistence of biofilms of hygienically - relevant pathogens
  • Animal pathogens and zoonotic pathogens in drinking water systems

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PhD Student Jaqueline Uphoff

Faculty of Chemistry - Biofilm Centre
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstr. 5
Room S05 V03 F18
45141 Essen

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Current Project

Optimization of drinking water systems for pigs and poultry with special focus on the role of microbial biofilms