Petra Rettberg

Dr. PETRA RETTBERG is a bio-/chemist by training. She is working at DLR for more than 20 years as head of the Astrobiology Research Group in the Institute of Aerospace Medicine. Her research interests encompass astrobiology, planetary protection, life in extreme environments, microbiology, radiation biology and photobiology. Besides microbiological laboratory work she is PI and Co-I of several space experiments and active in field studies and contract research.
She is member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Chair of Commission 2: Space Life Sciences; member of International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Technical Committee and Vice-Chair: Space Life Sciences; Member of the European Space Science Committee (ESSC) of the European Science Foundation – Solar System and Exploration Panel; member of the European Cooperation for Space Standardization ECSS-U-ST20C Working Group ‘Planetary Protection’; member of the ESA Planetary Protection Working Group (ESA PPWG) and member of the German National COSPAR Committee (COSPAR-Landesausschuss der DFG).

For publications, see: ORCiD: 0000-0003-4439-2395