Karin Steffen

PhD student at Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Research; Pharmacognosy

Visiting address:
BMC, Husargatan 3
75124 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 591
75124 Uppsala

Short presentation

I am interested in "omics", high-throughput sequencing and their application in biodiversity research. In my PhD that is part of the SponGES consortium (http://www.deepseasponges.org/), I will generate and integrate genomic and metabolomic data of the deep-sea marine sponge Geodia barretti to address fundamental research questions about sponge biodiversity and habitat connectivity as well as applied questions such as the identification of metabolites as lead compounds for drug discovery.

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My courses


  • B.Sc. in Biology from Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany (2008-2011)
  • M.Sc. in Biology from 'Systematic biology' programme at Uppsala University, Sweden (2011-2014)
  • Research and teaching assistant with 'Systematic biology' and 'Plant ecology and evolution' at Uppsala University (2014-1016)
  • PhD student at the division of Pharmacognosy, Department of medicinal chemistry, Uppsala University (2016–)


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