Section for Plant and Soil Sciences
Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C
Meike was educated in biology at RWTH University in Aachen (Germany), with a focus on molecular cell biology and microbiology. She developed her interest in plant pathology and plant-microbe interactions during her Bachelor's thesis at the biotech company ABiTEP GmbH (Berlin, Germany) in 2012.
After receiving her Master's degree in 2014, this led her to join the Molecular Fungal Cell Biology group at the University of Exeter (UK). There she worked as a research assistant on fungal phytophathogens and their mechanisms to overcome the plant's defense system during the early infection stages, in particular of Zymoseptoria tritici on wheat.
Beginning of 2016, Meike started working on the ESR 6 project within the CerealPath ITN on integrated control of wheat foliar diseases with endophytes and silicon, under the direction of Hans Jørgen Lyngs Jørgensen.