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Author: Anne Vogel

Visit to University of Plymouth

Anne stayed with the group of Professor Matthias Futschik at the University of Plymouth in the UK during the last three weeks in order to learn RNAseq analysis with bioinformatic tools such as R. We hope to get better insight into iron acquisition of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 with the research methods Anne learned. Read more about Matthias’ research here.

Conferences 2018

This is a selection of conferences relevant for our lab in 2018:   The 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts June 11 – 13, Seattle, USA The first European Congress on Photosynthesis Research (ePS-1) June 25-28, Uppsala Sweden. ePS-Young meeting for PhD students and postdocs June 22-24, Uppsala Sweden. 16th International Symposium on Phototropic Prokaryotes (ISPP) August…

Erland and Anne at SYNBIOSYS summer school

Erland and Anne attended the PhD summer school SYNthetic BIOlogy: From pro- to eukaryotic SYStems (SYNBIOSYS) at the Copenhagen Plant Science Center in Denmark. During this summer school, they discussed the idea of synthetic biology as a new approach to genetic research: using standardization, modularity and abstraction to create new biological systems. In order to combine the theoretical background with…

Visit to SB 7.0 in Singapore

Martin and Anne participated in the seventh internation meeting on synthetic biology (SB 7.0) in Singapore. Anne presented her poster ‘Streamlining recombination-mediated genetic engineering in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 by validating three neutral integration sites’ which is accessible via this link. A program of the meeting can be found here.

New paper published

Anne, Rahmi and Martin published a paper with the titel ‘Streamlining recombination-mediated genetic engineering by validating three neutral integration sites in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002′. The paper is published in the Journal of Biological Engineering and it presents the results of their work on neutral integration sites in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. The open-access paper can be found…

Lab trip to Røros

This year, we decided to visit the beautiful city of Røros. We started with some sightseeing in the city centre, had a Norwegian lunch and then we visited the copper mine Olavsgruva to learn more about the mining history of Røros. We concluded the lab trip with a nice dinner at Skanckebua where we discussed future lab trips.

PhD Grand Prix

Anne participated in the PhD Grand Prix of the Faculty of Natural Science and she was awarded the second prize for her presentation on nanowire-mediated iron uptake. During this competition, PhD candidates had to present their research to a braod audience within 5 minutes. They were judged by a jury and by the audience. A video of my performance can…

Journal Club, Jan 26th, 2017

Chana Kranzler, Nivi Kessler, Nir Keren and Yeala Shaked Environ Microbiol 18 (12), 5101-5111. 2016 Aug 30 Enhanced ferrihydrite dissolution by a unicellular, planktonic cyanobacterium: a biological contribution to particulate iron bioavailability DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13496 The presentation given during the Journal Club meeting can be found here: Journal Club Jan 2017