Some people try to stay as comfy and warm as possible – some people don’t. Anne Vogel apparently belongs to the latter category. Right now she exchanges her “warm” home in Trondheim for the snow and ice on Svalbard, the island group all the way up in northern Norway close to the Arctic. Anne goes on an expedition to learn…
On Wednesdays, the weekly lunch seminar of the Biotechnology department is being held. Alex held his PhD topic introduction talk on Wednesday the 25th of April. Many people had come to listen to his talk and had a discussion afterwards about different parts of his work.
Thursday the 19th of April 2018, Lisa Tietze was voted into the board of DION, the interest organization for PhDs, post-docs and temporary scientific staff at NTNU. Lisa is in the first year of her PhD and hopes that she can contribute to a good working environment at NTNU and that she can help connecting people from different departments and…
Lisa presented the work done on the 5` UTR promoter platform for recombinant protein expression. The poster drew people into discussions on the topic with a potential for future collaborations. To learn more about the project, please follow the link: http://unitedscientists.org/photosynlab/research/
Anne’s latest video about how useful and interesting microorganisms are, has recently been featured on the NTNU Facebook page. You can watch the video here. This video was produced as a part of the course “Communicating Scientific Research” in which Anne participated successfully.
Alex and Swapnil presented the most updated work about the microfluidics platform for functional metagenomic screening. The poster was well-received by the scientific community which increased the chances of further collaborations. To learn more about the microfluidics device, please follow the link: http://unitedscientists.org/photosynlab/research/
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.