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01. August 2017

Poster Prize for Urska Zadel

Urska Zadel, PhD student in the Plant Microbiome research group of the Research Unit Comparative Microbiome Analysis, was awarded the prize for the best poster at the 6th International Symposium on Biosorption and Biodegradation/Bioremediation (Bio/Bio) in Prague, Czech Republic.

With her poster “Assessment of Plant-Associated Bacterial Community of Miscanthus x giganteus and Its Response to Metal Stress” (Zadel U., Nesme J., Radl V., Schröder P., Schloter M.), she was selected for the award from among 70 participants in the poster competition.

Zadel's work is embedded in the EU Phyto2Energy project, where her current work is focused on investigating options for improved plant growth on heavy metal contaminated soils by means of endophytic microorganisms. In the Plant Microbiome research group, she is thus contributing to the topic of the bioeconomy.