About the author

Marta Cortesao

Marta Cortesao is a PhD student at the Space Microbiology research group at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), investigating how filamentous fungi adapt to space conditions, such as low gravity or radiation. In her research Marta uses mostly space simulation devices, but is also involved in projects undertaking real space experiments.

Passionate about space sciences, she is active in communication and outreach with her blog Space Microbes and associated social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Posts from Marta Cortesao

Space | 13. July 2018

Monitoring microbes in spaceflight: the search for innovative antimicrobial surfaces

The International Space Station (ISS) is more than just a laboratory. To astronauts, it is their home. To survive outside of Earth's protective atmosphere, astronauts depend on the station’s closed environment, where they have constant temperature and moisture, an atmosphere, and several life-support systems such as water recycling and waste management. read more