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Getting to know our new fellows…Welcome cohort 2020/21

Here, you get a first tiny introduction to our new fellows!

Carla: When pressure is all you are really looking for

Dr Carla Tiraboschi. © WIRE/Nikolaus Urban

I’m Carla, I’m from Milan and I’m an experimental petrologist.
My research involves the study of carbon-bearing aqueous fluids, also known as COH fluids, which are high-pressure fluids composed by carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, like H2O and CO2.
In particular, I’m interested in the interaction between these fluids and the Earth’s mantle, with a special focus on carbon and how this element can be mobilized. Carbon is a fundamental element for life and sustainability on Earth, as it constitutes two of the main greenhouse gases, CO2 and CH4, and its cycling deeply affects our climate and environment.
Fun fact: I have a 7-year old bunny name Bolo.

Tatiana: Carbon Tax and the EU

Tatiana Falcao is an international tax lawyer working with carbon taxation. Her research in Münster concentrates on the effect of the proposed European Commission Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on third (non-EU) states and how the EU can devise the CBAM policy to foster carbon taxation in third states. Fun Fact: I sing!

Aleksandra: The cults of Palmyra

Dr Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider. © Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider

I‘m Polish, originally from Warsaw, but living in Austria. I‘m an archaeologist and ancient historian specialized in the inscriptions from the Near East. My project is about the cults in Jordan, but in research it turned to be focused more on the social history and the names of the people living in Jerash, Jordan. My results will contribute to know the ethnical components and origins of the people living in this city in antiquity. Fun fact: I like to read all texts, inclusive labels and graffiti.

Kornélia: What has Spock to do with cancer?

I’m from Hungary, born there. I’m a molecular biologist specialized on cancer research. My project is about exploring the role of SPOCK1 proteoglycan in the progression of ovarian cancer. Our results would contribute to better management and therapy of the disease. Fun fact: I’m quite ambidextrous.

Joana: It’s all about satellites and wildfires

Dr Joana Nogueira Brockmeyer. © Joana Nogueira Brockmeyer

I come from Brazil. I’m a biologist working with fire monitoring by remote sensing. I develop methodological approaches to improve the information about fire events for fire managers and environmental analysts. Fun fact: I love giraffes very much so! 🙂

Andreea: Self-regulation and romantic relationships

Dr Andreea Ursu. © Andreea Ursu

I was born in the beautiful city of Iași, Romania, which is the north-eastern city of the European Union. During the past six years I have been living in Turkey, Spain, Jordan and Greece.  I am a psychology researcher interested in how emotional processes influence intimate partners’ dynamics. More specifically, I am interested to examine how specific individual emotion regulation, such as acceptance and positive cognitive reappraisal, influence the intimate partners’ closeness. 

Concerning the relevance of this topic it has to be highlighted the importance of satisfying romantic relationships to the personal physical and mental health and community well-ness. Thus, it is crucial to know more about what and how personal variables (such as emotional regulation strategies) influence our intimate relationships and the interactions with our partners.Fun fact: Once, during my Erasmus, I have said that I am studying psychology and sometimes psychologists use projective tests during counselling or therapy sessions. My colleagues got excited and intrigued and they waited in line to analyse and interpret their tree (Baum test supposes drawing a tree and there are specific elements to be analysed). 

Madalina: Nature narratives and the urgency of reflection

Dr Madalina Stefan. © Madalina Stefan

I’ve been born in Romania, grew up in Germany and have been living in Spain for the last ten years. I’m a Film, Literature and Cultural Studies scholar and my current research topic is postcolonial resistance and ecofeminism in Latin American telluric novel. In regard to the relevance of this topic it has to be pointed out that who we are and the world we inhabit is determined by our narrations. Thus, in the context of climate change there is an urgency to reflect on how nature and gender are narrated in our medicalized, patriarchal societies.

Fun fact: When I tell people that I love wheel-throwing (which is a technique to create ceramics) it has happened that I have been asked about the size of the wheel I throw and the distance I score. 😛

Leyre: Light, sun and sometimes volcanoes

Dr Leyre Marso. © Leyre Marso

Leyre is from Madrid Spain. She’s a Chemist, and does research on Photocatalysis. This research area develops new methods to carry out chemical transformations using visible light as the source of energy. It aims to implement this method in industry, which will be a revolution in terms of energy.

Fun fact about her: When she was a child, she was so bored in one class that she started cutting her fringe, and finally it was almost invisible.

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