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2024 Fellow

Annemiek Waajen

PhD Institution
Edinburgh University

The increasing temperatures in the Arctic, resulting from climate change, will lead to the thawing of currently frozen (permafrost) soils, soils that store large amounts of carbon. To what extent this will contribute to climate change, is not well understood due to research limitations.

As a 2024 Schmidt Science Fellow, Annemiek plans to build a holistic perspective on permafrost thawing, comparing single-site and single-method studies in a global, multi-omics meta-analysis.

This insight will help address this issue and support policymakers in limiting its impact.

Interdisciplinary Pivot: Microbiology to Bioinformatics