Christina is a PhD student of the MARES Doctoral Programme, mobilised between the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Ghent University and Bremen University. Her research is focusing on microbial community functioning at hypoxic ecosystems, such as lagoons and oxygen minimum zones. In particular, she is interested in microbes involved in nitrogen and sulfur cycles. Her technical skills involve PCR, high-throughput sequencing, RNA Stable Isotope Probing and bioinformatics analyses. Her research interests include Microbial Ecology, Marine Biology and Ecology, Marine Biodiversity and Functional Diversity.