Filipa Sousa

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Biochemist Filipa Sousa conducts research on bioenergetics and ecology of microorganisms at the University of Vienna. The aim of the ERC Starting Grant project "Evolution of Physiology: The Link Between Earth and Life" is to find out how microorganisms such as archaea can make energy available for metabolic processes and how these processes evolved in the course of geological development. This project will contribute significantly to creating an understanding for the course and evolution of life processes, and to making them conceivable. Research on the development of life processes is important for both science as well as society.