Who am I?
I’m Marta Cortesão, a Junior Researcher at the Aerospace Microbiology Research Group at the DLR (German Aerospace Center).
My research interests include: adaptation of microorganisms to space conditions (radiation, vacuum, migrogravity, Mars-like conditions,etc.); in situ resource utilization with focus on fungal biomining of Moon dust; microbiology of indoor habitats (airplane cabins; space stations), with focus on decontamination strategies.
During my PhD I studied how filamentous fungi (aka mold) resisted to space radiation, and how it grew under simulated microgravity (or near weightlessness).
I love travelling, ballet, going to the movies, Astrobiology and everything that has to do with Space Microbes. But most of all, I love to communicate science!
Where can you find more about me?
How to get in contact?
Are you a student searching for further opportunities in the areas of Astrobiology, Space biology or Space microbiology?
Drop me a message on facebook, instagram or twitter – I would be happy to help!
Are you considering me for a science outreach activity?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s make that happen!