Anne was invited to talk about her PhD project during the TEKNA event “What will the future bring?” on Thursday, 8th of March. Many participants were interested in the project and a lively Q &A session concluded her presentation.
Anne just returned from a very productive visit to the University of Oslo. Together with her Co-supervisor Hanne Winther-Larsen, she took SEM and TEM images from the different Synechococcus sp. PCC7002 strains to investigate the state of the pilins in wildtype and mutant strains. The images turned out to be very interesting and will be published soon.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Anne’s second blog about Science Communication and her experiences at the 13th Nordic Photosynthesis Conference in Copenhagen is now online. It is available here.