I professionally support science communication among scientists as well as the knowledge transfer to the public.
Meet the Metaorganism
Meet the Metaorganism is an interactive e-learning tool for students of life sciences and beyond. It introduces key biological concepts using the metaorganism (the unity of a host and its microorganisms) as a fundamental case study. The tool is web-based and freely available at https://metaorganism.app/
For this interdisciplinary work, I joined forces with the
Science Communication Lab, the collaborative research centre 1182 Origin and Function of Metaorganisms, the SymbNET, and educational scientists from the IPN Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics.
Marrying the worlds of science, education, technology, and design,
Meet the Metaorganism is a model project for digital teaching at Kiel University. Please find the press release here.
This educational pop-up card was created in collaboration with Lara Schmittmann and the Science Communication Lab and supported by the CRC1182. The files are freely available and can be downloaded here.
Lara had the wonderful idea to use a pop-up card to communicate the fascinating three-dimensional world of a sponge and its microbes. The DIY approach fosters the engagement with the science behind.
Infographic on eco-evolutionary dynamics
Graphics communicate complex ideas in a universal language and visualizations are something we remember. This infographic illustrates fundamental eco-evolutionary processes of the metaorganism. The understanding of such processes, for example the influence of our diet and lifestyle on our microbiome, is important for each and everyone. I am using this graphic as a blueprint for a series of infographics communicating the importance and the findings of metaorganism research to the German public, to younger audiences (e.g. at school), and to professional researchers.
Infographic on shark attacks
Being a passionate surfer myself, it is good to know where shark attacks are reported – and that actually only about 0.00003% of surfers were attacked in 2019.