Postdoctoral scientist Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Mia is a biochemist and (molecular) microbiologist, currently working on the biological recycling of plastics by fungi. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology, and previously worked on the intricate molecular systems that control antibiotic production in bacteria. She is driven by curiosity and inspired by scientific challenges and the potential of microorganisms. Born in Croatia, raised in The Netherlands and educated in English, Mia is multilingual, and enjoys travel, reading and creative activities. Homeward Bound will provide an amazing opportunity to learn valuable and meaningful skills within a unique global network focussed on a sustainable future.