Sonja Verena Albers studied biology at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. She performed her Ph.D. degree at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, on sugar uptake in S. solfataricus (1997–2001). After a postdoctoral period in the laboratory of Arnold Driessen, she received a VENI and VIDI grant from the Dutch Science foundation (NWO) to start working on the biogenesis of the archaeal cell wall. In August 2008, she founded an independent junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for terrestrial microbiology in Marburg, Germany. The main topic of the group is the function and assembly of archaeal surface structures.
Biography Updated on 15 April 2010