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…

Handling sequence files

To merge (concatenate) individual sequence files into one file: cat *.seq > combined.seq To reverse complement the sequences: Save the code below as from Bio.SeqRecord import SeqRecord def make_rc_record(record): “””Returns a new SeqRecord with the reverse complement sequence.””” return SeqRecord(seq = record.seq.reverse_complement(), \ id = “rc_” +, \ description = “reverse complement”) from Bio import SeqIO # I…

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.