Already in childhood, questioning ‘’WHY?’’ was Monika’s favorite activity. Willing to know the answer and having constant feelings for nature brought her to do a PhD in molecular biology. While doing research, she realized that new discoveries are made every day. However, more important is what these discoveries will lead to and how they will impact our life. To address this, Monika sees a crucial role in communicating and spreading the information among the others, following her belief that a good life is the one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Monika is the editor of 2 Breaks:
A special delivery for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes
Female mosquitoes pass on malaria parasites that infect hundreds of millions of people each year. Despite the progress we have made to prevent this disease, chemical insecticides are not as effective as they used to be. To fight against this life-threatening disease, we have developed a fungus that effectively kills wild-caught mosquitoes and hampers their reproduction.Dec 18, 2019 | 3.5 min read
High-temperature tea and esophageal cancer
We measured tea drinking temperatures of over 50,000 people and followed up with them over a time span of 10 years. In our study, drinking tea at temperatures above 60°C was associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.Oct 1, 2019 | 3.5 min read