Antibiotics help us to treat bacterial infections and save millions of lives each year. But they can also harm the helpful microbes residing in our gut, weakening one of our body’s first lines of defence against pathogens and compromising the multiple beneficial effects our microbiota has f ... more
Heike Gerhardt studied chemistry at the universities of Tübingen and Vienna, already choosing to specialize in analysis during her master’s degree at the University of Vienna. She has worked at the University of Tübingen under Prof. Lämmerhofer since 2012: with her doctoral research work nearly complete, her work largely involves the analysis of adhesive secretions from a wide range of insects. Her work in this field focuses primarily on the identification of hydrocarbons.