Section E Spokesperson

Simeon Choo

I studied Biomedical Engineering at the National University of
Singapore, worked for two years thereafter for an advertising firm doing
data analytics, and then studied my Masters at the University of
Kiel/GEOMAR. At the moment, I am working on my PhD at the Leibniz
Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Rostock. My work involves
understanding the impact of large polyphosphate-accumulating bacteria on
phosphate fluxes, and vice-versa. The work is rewarding, as I’m deeply
interested in looking at bioremediation strategies to combat aquatic

As a section spokesperson and institute representative, I am able to
help other PhD students connect with each other, as well as lending
support to any student in need of information or even just a listening
ear, especially during the corona pandemic. Admittedly, it is not easy
to set up social gatherings at the moment, but we all do what we can.
For me, being a part of the Leibniz PhD Network makes it simple to form
connections and exchange ideas on how to continually improve working
conditions for PhD students.