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Fatton Mathilda, Dr.

Center for Space and Habitability, Phase 3 - Domain C - Project 8, Universität Bern
3012 Bern
+41 31 684 4736
Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
There is nothing permanent except change -Heraclitus
Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
Use microorganisms as a benchmark to validate the use of spectropolarimetry in the detection of homochirality as a unique signature for life
How did you get into this research/work field?
After a PhD focusing on sporulation as a bacterial survival strategy, I wanted to continue working on the tremendous survival abitability of microorganisms and their high potential to colonise other planets than Earth
What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
Microorganisms active on other planets than Earth
You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
Prove that microorganisms are key players on Earth but also beyond


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