Theda Bartolomaeus works in the research group of Dr. Sofia Forslund at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint facility of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The research group studies the interaction between us and our microbes. After all, the microbiome, i.e. the totality of microorganisms that colonize the human body, affects us in health and disease.
Bartolomaeus explains that her interest in science runs in her family: Her brother Hendrik is also a researcher at the ECRC, and both of their parents are biologists. When she was ten years old, she got her first microscope. The fascination for the world in miniature remained – but not only that.
In our interview format "Lunch Break" we talk to young scientists about their path to MDC/ECRC, interests and much more.