A day of paddling on the Lahn in September 2021

Principal Investigator

Dr. Henrike Niederholtmeyer
Emmy Noether research group leader

Email: henrike.niederholtmeyer “at”


  • Emmy Noether research group leader, MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg. Since summer 2020
  • Postdoc, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSD. 2015 – 2020
  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Institute of Bioengineering, EPFL. 2015
  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology, University of Münster. 2010
  • B.Sc. in Biology, University of Münster. 2007

Lab members

Dr. François-Xavier Lehr
Postdoc since October 2020

PhD: TU Darmstadt, Germany

Email: francois.lehr “at”

Imre Banlaki
PhD student since October 2020

MSc: University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Email: imre.banlaki “at”

Auksė Gaižauskaitė 
PhD student since September 2021

MSc: Vilnius University, Lithuania

Email: aukse.gaizauskaite “at”

Sara Gilles
Bachelor student since December 2021

Marburg University

Email: sara.gilles “at”

Join the lab!

We are always excited to hear from enthusiastic postdoc and PhD candidates. We also have student projects available for Bachelor and Master theses or for internships. Contact Henrike if you are interested in joining.

The team in October 2020.


Arpita Sahoo
Internship April-September 2021

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

William Fischer
Internship April-June 2021

BSc: University of Konstanz, Germany