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C @ Work

Website of Christian Winter

that's me

Welcome my website. It is primarily intended to give an overview of my work as a microbial ecologist. At present, you can find my resume and a list of publications and presentations here.

Research Interests

Marine Virus Ecology
Viruses are the most abundant biological entity on the planet and recent studies suggest that they had an integral role in the evolution of life itself. Viruses infecting prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archaea) are found everywhere in the ocean in numbers generally ranging between 105-107 ml-1, exceeding prokaryotic abundance in the same environment by 1-2 orders of magnitude. My main research interests are how these viruses influence their prokaryotic hosts on the level of individual cells and entire prokaryotic communities.