Felix Fuchs is a PhD-student at the DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne. He is a member of the Radiation Biology Department. As a PhD student of the Space Microbiology Research Group he investigates the influence of simulated space conditions on microbial biofilms.
In the upcoming desert expedition, he will carry out microbial experiments, collect soil samples and isolate new microbial species. His research is part of a cooperation with the Leibniz University Hannover.