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Veronika Storck, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

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Methylmercury increase in rivers can be provoked by landscape alterations such as wildfires, deforestation or hydroelectric dams. My research centers on a genomic understanding of the role of mercury-methylating microbial communities in such impacted environments.

At present I am particularly interested in the phylogenetic and metabolic diversity of methylators in the context of elucidating the function and evolution of the methylating hgcAB genes. My wider projects and interests include the transformation, ecotoxicological impact and risk assessment of organic pollutants in the environment.