Main Task

As a lab technician in the Stable Isotope Lab and the Ecophysiology Lab of the Physiological Plant Ecology group I am responsible for the general lab organisation, the implementation of different analytical methods as well as the support of researchers and students in the lab, greenhouse and field. 
I am particularly interested in the stable isotope compositions of water, soil and plant material. This also includes cryogenic water extraction, lipid and cellulose extraction, preparation of the samples and their final analysis using TCEA/IRMS and Flash EA/IRMS. 
Besides that I am responsible for the analysis of non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) and other compounds using different photometric and biochemical methods 

Education

05/2015 - 09/2016: M.Sc. in Plant Science, University of Basel, Switzerland
09/2011 - 01/2015: B.Sc. in Biology, Major in Plant and Animal Sciences at the University of Basel, Switzerland


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Svenja Förster

University of Basel
Schönbeinstrasse 6
4056 Basel
Switzerland

Office No.: 00.012
Phone: +41 (0)61 207 35 07
Email:svenja.foerster@unibas.ch